[Finance-sc] WG: [ALAC-Announce] Call for At-Large Project Submissions to include in ICANN's Fiscal Year 2013 Operational Plan and Budget

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Jan 4 13:26:07 UTC 2012

Dear Sandra,

thank you for your kind message and Best Wishes to you!

I think that we will be pushing that the ICANN Academy, since it is
likely to benefit not only At-Large, but also other communities at
ICANN, should be funded as a non SO/AC-specific item, but rather on the
"Special Projects" allocation at ICANN.
Because of this, I would like to unlink the funding process for the
ICANN Academy from the funding of RALO requests as ALAC funding items in
the overall ICANN finance plan.

That said, I believe that deadlines for submitting requests are probably
identical to deadlines for SO/AC requests. I would therefore suggest
that the ICANN Academy Ad-Hoc WG submits their finance plan to the ALAC
Finance & Budget sub-committee prior to the 20th January deadline.

On this subject, I would however strongly suggest that you, as the Chair
of the ICANN Academy Ad-Hoc WG, should work with Filiz Yilmaz regarding
the details of what would be favoured and what would be dis-favoured by
ICANN in the wider sense of things -- for example, there are items which
were already discussed with Filiz over the summer and which Filiz has
already discussed with other ICANN staff and which have a significant
impact on funding. The earlier you engage the dialogue with Filiz about
those matters, the more likely it is that your group will be able to put
together a budget proposal which will have a better chance of being
accepted by ICANN finance.

If you need help in liaising with Filiz or would need the ICANN academy
to be discussed in preliminary talks with the ICANN Chief Financial
Officer, something the ALAC Finance & Budget sub-committee is planning
to do anyway in regards to the RALO & ALAC requests, please do not
hesitate to give me a shout. Indeed, if you wish the ALAC F&B
sub-committee to have this on its agenda of future calls with Xavier
Calvez, we as a committee need to have the numbers you suggest in our
hands as soon as possible.

Warmest regards,


On 03/01/2012 00:44, sandra hoferichter wrote :
> Dear Olivier,
> first of all I like to wish you all the best for 2012! I am still on
> vacation, but ICANN Academy is one thing which keeps me busy already.
> I wonder what is the right procedure to agree on the budget proposal and
> submit it in a timely manner? Discussion and vote within the WG? I
> understand the email below explains how to submit the proposal from RALO
> side, but this is not a RALO project, right? 
> Your advise is much appreciated.
> Best Sandra 
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> Cc: ICANN At-Large Staff
> Betreff: [ALAC-Announce] Call for At-Large Project Submissions to include in
> ICANN's Fiscal Year 2013 Operational Plan and Budget
> Dear All,
> ICANN is developing an Operational Plan and Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 to
> accomplish the goals and priorities of ICANN's Strategic Plan for 2012-2015
> (draft version at
> http://www.icann.org/en/strategic-plan/draft-strategic-plan-2012-2015-clean-
> 03oct11-en.pdf ).
> In preparation for this, ICANN's Finance Team has asked the ALAC to submit
> project requests to be budgeted in ICANN's Draft Operational Plan and Budget
> for Fiscal Year 2013 by 20 January 2012, giving consideration to the number
> of requests and to the priority of the requests.
> In turn, ALAC's Finance and Budget Sub-Committee (FBSC;
> https://community.icann.org/x/n4XT ) has requested that RALOs submit their
> FY13 project requests for consideration by the committee by 10 January 2012.
> The Sub-committee would appreciate that each RALO indicate its top three
> projects, should more than three be submitted.
> As requested by ICANN's Finance Team, all FY13 project suggestions must use
> a template which can be found on the At-Large Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
> Development Workspace at https://community.icann.org/x/yofbAQ . The form
> asks RALOs to describe in detail the actual scope of the activity being
> proposed, how it relates to the current Strategic Plan, and how the funds
> are to be implemented.
> RALOs may wish to review last year's ALAC's FY12 Budget proposals at
> https://community.icann.org/x/IASB. 
> ALAC's FBSC will be reviewing the RALO submissions in an attempt to
> prioritize requests for submission to ICANN Finance in time by 20 January
> 2012.
> It is important to note that ONLY projects showing positive impact to
> ICANN's Strategic Plan 2012-2015 or to ICANN Policy Development will likely
> be approved. Also, please note that all project submissions sent by the ALAC
> will be included in ICANN's 2013 Draft Operational Plan and Budget and
> published for public comment.
> FY13 Budget requests may be either posted directly on the At-Large Fiscal
> Year 2013 Budget Development Workspace or sent to At-Large staff at:
> staff at atlarge.icann.org
> Kind regards,
> Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, and Nathalie
> Peregrine
> ICANN At-Large Staff
> E-mail: staff at atlarge.icann.org
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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