[UA-discuss] UA Day

Mark W. Datysgeld mark at governanceprimer.com
Wed Dec 6 17:38:31 UTC 2023

The feasibility of doing all UA Day events in a single global day was extensively tested last year and proved to be something nearly impossible to coordinate.

A report was circulated outlining the many factors as to why that is, based on surveying the organizers themselves. It involves elements such as national holidays, cultural traditions, local university and business integration timings, and several other factors that can be found in the report.

Having a 2 month span to carry these events out is ideal, even more so because delays and reschedulings are commonplace and we ended up with a wide calendar in spite of all efforts.

Mark W. Datysgeld
Director at Governance Primer
ICANN GNSO Councilor

From: Mutegeki Cliff via UA-discuss <ua-discuss at icann.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 03:36
To: Steve Bens
Cc: ua-discuss at icann.org
Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] UA Day

> I do agree with steve.  Furthermore, it would not be the best time to change the system if we have not given the current one ample time to assess whether we should celebrate for 2 months or not. Now, i understand the objective is to raise awareness, but what is the justification for that ?
> Mutegeki Cliff Agaba
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> On Wed, 6 Dec 2023 at 07:57, Steve Bens via UA-discuss <ua-discuss at icann.org> wrote:
>> Here are my two cents Anil , Chair.
>> Celeberation of UA Day for two months is illogical and departure from plan ? That means we may celerate UA day whole year. The idea shared in icann meeting was to dedicate a fixed date to celebrate UA Day every year. Changing the date every year by each Chair is not in best interest of uasg.
>> Please check again.
>> SJ
>> On Friday, December 1st, 2023 at 12:03 PM, anil Jain via UA-discuss <ua-discuss at icann.org> wrote:
>>> Dear UASG family,
>>> Kindly recall that UASG introduced Annual UA Day Celebrations, Last year with aim to increase awareness amongst all stake holders. Annual UA Day 2023 was celebrated on 28th March,23, Which witnessed
>>> participation of appx 9700 stakeholders in appx 54 events across 42 countries.
>>> To continue this great initiative, We are proposing to celebrate next Annual UA Day from 1st March,24 to 30th May,24.
>>> Invitation from UASG/ICANN is available on https://uasg.tech/2023/11/uasg-announces-call-for-proposals-for-ua-day-2024/.
>>> As this is an event for all of us, I urge all of you to look out for good organizers for Annual UA Day celebration and motivate them to submit their proposal to us before end of 15th Dec,23.
>>> Financial and material support to approved events are planned.
>>> Kindly act fast.
>>> Thanks & Regards
>>> Anil Kumar Jain
>>> Chair, UASG
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