[npoc] Fwd: [NCSG-Discuss] NCUC Organizational News 13.01.13
Hi Robin, This is a good example of NCSG-Discuss being used solely for NCUC purposes. I think it is real time to remove that irritant for NPOC members and for NCUC to have its own email list like NPOC. Then we can use NCSG-Discuss for SG wide discussions only. Do you think this is reasonable? Can we please include on the NCSG meeting agenda in LA. Thanks, Alain ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Grace Mutung'u (Bomu) <nmutungu@xxxxxxxxx> Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM Subject: Re: [NCSG-Discuss] NCUC Organizational News 13.01.13 To: NCSG-DISCUSS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx hello all, Happy new year! I would be happy to serve in the Charter revision committee. looking forward 2013/1/15, Anthony Nweke <anthony.nweke@xxxxxxxxx>: > Greetings, > > >>> My name is Anthony Nweke. I'd like to volunteer for service on the >>> Finance Committee. I am from Nigeria but currently reside temporarily in >>> Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. I recently completed an MBA at the >>> University of Aberdeen so hope the skills I've learnt will enable me to >>> help the Committee. I also have a bachelors degree in Communications >>> Engineering. And prior to coming to the UK I spent over 5 years working >>> for the greatest indigenous e-Payments and Information Technology firm in >>> Nigeria (Interswitch Limited) in various fields including Business >>> Development, International Field Support, Infrastructure/Technology >>> Management, Training and Consulting. >>> >>> I have just been admitted into the NCUC, so I am excited and really >>> looking forward to spending some valuable time volunteering for ICANN. >>> >>> Best Regards, >>> >>> Anthony > > > On 13 Jan 2013, at 16:27, William Drake <william.drake@xxxxxx> wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> One of the things I'd like to happen going forward is regular monthly >> reporting back to NCUC members by the EC on any noteworthy organizational >> and policy matters. We don't have a mechanism in place yet to coordinate >> a collective effort on this, so I'll get it started with a few notes on >> recent developments. >> >> >> 1. New Executive Committee >> >> On 3 December the 2012 election results were announced. Our new EC >> includes >> >> Chair: Bill Drake <william.drake@xxxxxx> >> Africa: Wilson Abigaba <wilson@xxxxxxx> >> Asia/Australia/Pacific: Norbert Klein <nhklein@xxxxxxx> >> Europe: Tapani Tarvainen <ncuc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> Latin America/Caribbean: Carlos A. Afonso <ca@xxxxxxxxxx> >> North America: Edward Morris <edward.morris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> >> Since the 13th (post-WCIT) the EC has begun to get organized and by the >> end of January we should have more to report on various items. In the >> meanwhile, members who want to know what's being discussed, provide input, >> offer to help with tasks and so on can always visit the EC list archive >> http://mailman.ctyme.com/pipermail/ec-ncuc/ and be in touch here or via >> the addresses above, as appropriate. >> >> >> 2. Appointments to NCSG Committees >> >> Due to the delayed election timing the new EC came in already behind >> schedule on some housekeeping items. One of the first things we needed to >> get done was to fill these slots so NCSG internal and GNSO work could >> proceed without hiccups. Accordingly, the EC has made the following >> appointments until the 2013 annual meeting: >> >> a. NCSG EC https://community.icann.org/display/gnsononcomstake/NCSG-EC >> Rafik Dammak >> Milton Mueller [both continuing] >> b. NCSG PC https://community.icann.org/display/gnsononcomstake/NCSG-PC >> Mary Wong >> Avri Doria [replacing Brenden and Konstantinos] >> c. NCSG FC https://community.icann.org/display/gnsononcomstake/NCSG-FC >> >> Milton Mueller [continuing] >> >> >> 3. Functional Work Teams >> >> In my candidate statement >> https://listserv.syr.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1211&L=NCSG-DISCUSS&F=&S=&P=38527 >> I argued that it'd make sense to have >>> A more active EC team in which each member has defined responsibilities >>> entailing at least one or two hours of individual work per week beyond >>> reading email. I’d love it if EC members would each take the lead on >>> coordinating specific functional tasks and assemble work teams of >>> interested members to deal with items like: >>> o In-reach and engagement of existing members, updating of the >>> membership list >>> o outreach to potential new members (it’d also be nice if each regional >>> representative could bring on a few folks from their regions per year) >>> o e-platform improvement and updating >>> o external communications/publicity >>> o finance (dealing with the ICANN budget process, external fundraising >>> for initiatives, etc.) >>> >>> Or something like this…to be discussed… This is the kind of functional >>> division of labor I’ve seen work better in other civil society >>> organizations and coalitions, including ones I’ve led, and some evolution >>> in that direction could be helpful. What plainly has not worked well is >>> for everything to just default to one maxed out volunteer. >> >> >> Nobody has argued against this sort of approach and some folks on and off >> the EC have expressed interest in helping with particular tasks. So now >> we'd like to begin to constitute teams/groups/whatever we want to call >> them on the five tasks above, plus one other I forgot to mention, the very >> overdue and urgent task of revising our Charter (ideally by the summer for >> a vote prior to the next EC vote). Conversations have been underway in >> the EC and beyond to get some folks on board each to start, and so far >> there have been expressions of interest/willingness to be involved from >> the following folks (apologies to anyone I've forgotten, or conversely >> who's surprised to be listed based on prior conversations). Oh, and I >> should add that while from a coordination and info flow standpoint it'd >> usually be easiest if EC members were the coordinators, this doesn't rule >> out the possibility of experienced, plug n play non-EC people serving is >> these capacities, as is reflected below. >> >> >> In-reach/member engagement >> TBD [Coordinator] >> Edward Morris >> Rafik Dammak >> Bill Drake >> >> Outreach/new member recruitment >> Edward Morris [Coordinator] >> Bill Drake >> >> E-platforms >> Wilson Abigaba [Coordinator] >> Edward Morris >> Tapani Tarvainen >> David Cake >> Brenden Kuerbis >> Bill Drake >> >> Communications/PR >> >> Mary Wong [Coordinator] >> Bill Drake >> >> >> Finance >> Milton Mueller [Coordinator] >> Brenden Kuerbis >> Maria Farrell >> Bill Drake >> >> Charter Revision >> >> Bill Drake [Coordinator] >> Edward Morris >> >> Obviously, we need more EC and regular members to populate these groups, >> share the workload, and get things moving. Pretty much any amount of time >> and energy beyond zero will make a difference and be much appreciated, so >> please consider getting involved. Reply on list or privately, as you >> like. >> >> >> 4. Web Spaces/E-Platforms >> >> Once we have teams associated with each of these functions, we should put >> them on the web and set up communication channels for them to work. This >> goes to some of the larger e-platform questions we've been contemplating >> in the EC. Clearly, NCUC's public ning site needs some serious >> rethinking/refreshing and we may even want to consider moving to another >> platform down the line. But in the meanwhile, I'd argue it would make >> sense to refresh the list of groups there http://ncuc.org/groups by a) >> creating spaces for the new teams and list the people associated with >> them; b) deciding whether the teams should work there or on listservs etc; >> and c) if possible, for institutional memory purposes, create a space on >> the site called Previous Groups and dump all the old ones there, rather >> than simply deleting them. >> >> Again, nothing we do now to get started locks us into a final decision >> about the website. If all the web wizards decide a Ning is not the best >> for us and want to migrate to some other platform, we can deal with that >> then. But for now let's get some web presence going so people know we're >> alive and they can join and participate. >> >> Just to repeat again in case any members are unaware, NCUC's web presence >> is rather spread around and in need of more consistency and maintenance, >> e.g. >> >> 1. NCUC.org [the public face…unfortunately most content quite dated, >> especially member pages etc] >> >> 2. NCUC @ GNSO's public pages >> http://gnso.icann.org/en/about/stakeholders-constituencies/ncsg/ncuc [in >> process of revision] >> >> 3. NCUC @ Confluence >> https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=8945848 >> [Confluence is the ICANN provided workspace] >> >> A meta-question to consider is whether we want to continue to maintain >> both NCUC.org and Confluence with some bits of parallel content, redefine >> the division of labor between them etc… >> >> >> I think that's enough for one message… >> >> Best, >> >> Bill >> >> >> *************************************************** >> William J. Drake >> International Fellow & Lecturer >> Media Change & Innovation Division, IPMZ >> University of Zurich, Switzerland >> www.williamdrake.org >> Chair, Noncommercial Users Constituency, >> ICANN, www.ncuc.org >> william.drake@xxxxxx >> **************************************************** >> > -- Grace L.N. Mutung'u (Bomu) Kenya Skype: gracebomu Twitter: @Bomu Website: http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/profile/GraceMutungu -- Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA Member, Board of Directors, CECI, http://www.ceci.ca<http://www.ceci.ca/en/about-ceci/team/board-of-directors/> Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca Treasurer, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, www.gkpfoundation.org NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, www.chasquinet.org Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/ O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824 Skype: alain.berranger AVIS DE CONFIDENTIALITÉ Ce courriel est confidentiel et est à l’usage exclusif du destinataire ci-dessus. 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