[Alac-sc-outreach] [Ext] Clarity on CROP Trips per RALO

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 11:58:48 UTC 2018

Hi Benedetta

I misread Save's message he is not going to be in Panama but in Vanuatu.-
so does that make the APrIGF a GSE supported ICANN event for CROP?

I guess I am providing the others with a practical situation as a guide to
their planning :)).


On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 1:47 AM, Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>

> HI Benedetta
> It certainly is helpful, because I do not recall any real discussion of
> CROP in our call. Granted we didn't have the benefit of slides to be able
> to get an overview of the discussion as it was taking place, so this did
> create some confusion.
> But your notes still do not give the RALOs any guidance on how  they can
> use CROP as opposed to the other funding which Heidi said was $4000 per
> RALO..  What is the purpose of each of these different funds, and what is
> the difference between them?  And, what does the "reduced envelope" for
> CROP imply in real terms for outreach travel?
> And what constitutes an ICANN meeting event, for example for the APrIGF,
> ICANN has contributed significantly to the Fellowship programme to enable
> Fellows to come to Vanuatu from around the region. But Save is not actually
> going to be there.  Is this still considered an ICANN event because it has
> sponsored a major activity?
> Also, from what I understand CROP was never supposed to be used for
> travel outside of a region anyway, so I am not sure why it has been
> mentioned several times.
> Sorry for all the questions.
> Maureen
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 1:15 AM, DANIEL NANGHAKA <dndannang at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thank you Benedetta,
>> I had not seen the response, to the earlier email or probably, the email
>> was sent while you had already replied.
>> This helps.
>> Daniel
>> On 7 June 2018 at 14:12, Benedetta Rossi <benedetta.rossi at icann.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear Daniel,
>>> Thank you for your email. I received questions from others following the
>>> call and responded earlier today but I’m not sure you’re on that
>>> thread/mailing list so please find my email copied below for your
>>> convenience. I remain available for any further questions:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Thank you for your follow up and questions. As per the information
>>> provided on the call and the slides which I believe At-Large staff posted
>>> on the relevant wiki space, CROP is being reintroduced in FY19. The Board
>>> approved for a 50k allocation for CROP and Policy staff administering the
>>> program is currently working at updating the guidelines and the Wiki space
>>> accordingly.
>>> The community will be updated as soon as more information is available
>>> and will receive an email regarding the launch of the CROP wiki space as
>>> per usual practice. This year this is slightly delayed due to the budget
>>> changes after the public comment process, but please rest assured that we
>>> are making this a priority and will communicate guidelines asap.
>>> Please note that the focus will be ICANN public meetings and/or meetings
>>> with significant ICANN presence and organization in partnership with ICANN
>>> GSE VPs, especially in situations where a public meeting is not occurring
>>> in one of the RALO regions. We are therefore taking all these factors into
>>> account to ensure the program remains fair across the board and accessible
>>> to promote outreach activities
>>> Due to the reduced envelope we don’t think full allocations will be
>>> allowed and are tentatively looking at reduced slots per RALO and GNSO
>>> constituencies for regional travel using these guidelines. No out of region
>>> options will be possible.
>>> I hope this answers your current questions to develop your outreach
>>> strategies, unfortunately we aren’t able to provide anything further at
>>> this stage.
>>> --
>>> Benedetta Rossi
>>> Manager, Policy Support & Community Services
>>> On 7 Jun 2018, at 11:45, DANIEL NANGHAKA <dndannang at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Benedetta and Mary,
>>> Following the ALAC Sub Committee on Outreach and Engagement call, we
>>> seemed to have skipped discussing the CROP Travel lots.
>>> According to the revised budgets, CROP experience a new terms and
>>> conditions and also 50% budget cuts. We would like to inquire the following:
>>> How many trips are permitted per RALO?
>>> What type of trips since the new rules justify that CROP will be used
>>> for ICANN sponsored events as these are CROP Approved trips.
>>> ​As the RALOs are in the process of drafting there Regional Strategies,
>>> there is need for the Outreach and Engagement WG members to clearly
>>> understand the new changes such that these can be communicated directly to
>>> the members of the respective RALOs.
>>> Explanation is very important in this case.
>>> Thank you ​
>>> Daniel K. Nanghaka
>>> --
>>> Regards
>>> Nanghaka Daniel K.
>>> Executive Director - ILICIT Africa / Chair - FOSSFA / Community Lead -
>>> ISOC Uganda Chapter / Geo4Africa Lead / Organising Team - FOSS4G2018
>>> Mobile +256 772 898298 (Uganda)
>>> Skype: daniel.nanghaka
>>> ----------------------------------------- *"Working for Africa" *
>>> -----------------------------------------
>> --
>> Regards
>> Nanghaka Daniel K.
>> Executive Director - ILICIT Africa / Chair - FOSSFA / Community Lead -
>> ISOC Uganda Chapter / Geo4Africa Lead / Organising Team - FOSS4G2018
>> Mobile +256 772 898298 (Uganda)
>> Skype: daniel.nanghaka
>> ----------------------------------------- *"Working for Africa" *
>> -----------------------------------------
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