[CWG-Stewardship] Joint CWG-Stewardship & CCWG-Accountability Chairs' Statement

Grace Abuhamad grace.abuhamad at icann.org
Mon Jan 26 22:30:03 UTC 2015

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Joint CWG-Stewardship & CCWG-Accountability Chairs' Statement
Lise Fuhr & Jonathan Robinson ­ CWG-Stewardship
NA+Stewardship+Transition+Proposal+on+Naming+Related+Functions> Thomas
Rickert, León Sanchez, & Mathieu Weill ­ CCWG-Accountability
As both Cross Community Working Groups prepare for community engagement and
work sessions at ICANN52 in Singapore, the Chairs of the CWG-Stewardship and
CCWG-Accountability would like to recognize the interdependence and
connected nature of the work of their respective groups, as set out by the
ICANN processes1 
<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-26-en#foot1>  and further
reinforced by each working group's Charter.2
Following the ICANN 51 Meeting in Los Angeles, the CWG-Stewardship Chairs
and the Chairs of the CCWG-Accountability Charter Drafting Team started to
hold update and coordination calls, a practical and early recognition of the
requirement for active collaboration on their respective work efforts. These
weekly interchanges and updates are ongoing and serve to keep each other
informed about questions and issues arising from their respective working
groups. Moving forward, the Chairs commit to continue to actively work
together, and synchronize insofar as possible, on timelines and milestones,
especially where there are accountability mechanisms that may be relevant
for both groups.
To assist in broader community understanding of the interdependencies of the
parts of Work Stream 1 that relates to the CWG, a schematic illustration of
the dynamics between the two working groups is available in a flowchart
G%20Accountability%20-%20updated%2026%20January%202015.pdf?api=v2>  [PDF,
154 KB].
Work in Progress
The CCWG-Accountability has just concluded a two-day meeting
<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-23-en>  in Frankfurt,
Germany (19-20 January), during which they discussed their Work Stream 1
requirements, with initial input from the CWG-Stewardship on accountability
dependencies. Both working groups are expected to continue this dialogue as
work progresses.
The CWG-Stewardship, following an intensive work weekend
<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-12-en>  on 10-11 January,
is in the process of reviewing its timeline for submission of a proposal to
the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG). A vital part of
this endeavor is the seeking of legal advice on questions related to the
viability of key elements of the CWG-Stewardship proposal. As the
CCWG-Accountability also moves forward to seek legal advice, the Chairs will
inform each other of the process used and advice received, so as to further
ensure efficient synchronization in light of dependent and compressed
ICANN 52 Meeting in Singapore (9-13 February 2015)
The Chairs intend to all be present at both CWG-Stewardship and
CCWG-Accountability related sessions during the ICANN 52 Meeting in
Singapore <http://singapore52.icann.org/en/> , including the ICG-organized
events. This will reinforce the working groups' commitment to a productive
meeting, advancing discussions and improving collaboration. Below is a
compiled list of engagement sessions and working sessions that are relevant
to both processes:
*All times in local time (UTC +8)
IANA Stewardship Transition & Enhancing ICANN Accountability Information
Olivia Meeting Room
Sunday, 8 February 17:30-19:00
Responses to the ICG RFP Regarding the IANA Stewardship Transition
Padang/Canning Meeting Room
Monday, 9 February 10:30-13:00
CCWG-Accountability Working Session
Padang Meeting Room
Monday, 9 February 16:00-19:00
CCWG-Accountability Engagement Session
Padang Meeting Room
Wednesday, 11 February 9:45-11:15
CWG-Stewardship Working Session
Padang Meeting Room
Wednesday, 11 February 17:15-19:15
CCWG-Accountability Working Session
Padang Meeting Room
Thursday, 12 February 07:00-10:00
CWG-Stewardship Questions & Answers Session
Padang Meeting Room
Thursday, 12 February 10:30-11:45
The full schedule for the ICANN 52 meeting in Singapore is available here
<http://singapore52.icann.org/en/schedule-full> .

1 <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-26-en#note1>  On 6 June
2014, ICANN, in its role as facilitator, published a community-driven
process for the IANAStewardship Transition
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/process-next-steps-2014-06-06-en> .
Community discussions on the IANA Stewardship Transition led to the
development of an additional process on Enhancing ICANN Accountability
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/process-next-steps-2014-10-10-en> ,
which was published on 10 October.
2 <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-26-en#note2>  The
CWG-Stewardship Charter <https://community.icann.org/x/2grxAg>  was
circulated for adoption on 14 August 2014. The CCWG-Accountability Charter
<https://community.icann.org/x/KYMHAw>  was circulated for adoption on 3
November 2014.

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