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[npoc] RE: Hello from Beijing!

  • To: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [npoc] RE: Hello from Beijing!
  • From: Amber Sterling <asterling@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:36:27 +0000


Amber Sterling
Senior Intellectual Property Specialist
Association of American Medical Colleges

From: Alain Berranger [mailto:alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:09 AM
To: Amber Sterling
Cc: npoc@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Hello from Beijing!

Dear Amber,

When you have a moment, can you please include this report below to the 
npoc.org website?

Thanks a lot Amber!



Here is my report on NPOC activities since the Toronto meeting presented today 
in Beijing:

Dear Council,

1) NPOC prepared an annual report for 2012. You can find it at 
www.npoc.org<http://www.npoc.org> .

2) in the Internet Governance Forum in Baku:  with the support of ICANN's 
travel support, three members of NPOC's Executive Committee attended from 6-9 
November 2012.  "Why is the participation of the social sector in the Internet 
Governance important for everybody?"

3) I can say with some degree of assurance and optimism that the NCSG-Executive 
Committee meeting in Toronto was an inflexion point and intra-stakeholders' 
group issues are now starting to be addressed in both substantive and 
relational terms.

4) We have or are participating in 6 WGs, by far in my opinion the best way for 
newcomers in NPOC to network and learn outside of their own Constituency. We 
have since had Poncelet Ileleji selected as a Member of the Meeting Strategic 
Working Group.

5) the Los Angeles inter-sessional meeting at the end of January 2013 was an 
important meeting in developing further contacts with other Constituencies from 
the Non-Contracted Side of the GNSO.

6) Launching of NPOC's outreach plan. We have completed an outreach plan for 
2013 for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and not-for-profits (NFPs) to 
increase their understanding of ICANN's mission as well as of related Internet 
governance issues: Webinars, Workshops, Panels, Publications, and Membership 
Recruitment Events. The regional focus is on Africa and it will be Latin 
America in 2013/14. We have about 45% of our funding in place and hope to 
complete our fundraising over the next few weeks.

7) Two NPOC Executive Committee members from Africa participated in the African 
Top Level Domain workshop on "the DNS Industry in Africa" and in the 
Multi-stakeholderism in Internet Governance in Africa event.

These events were held in Addis Ababa from 5 to 8 March 2013. Poncelet Ileleji 
from The Gambia YMCA and Olévié Kouami from INTIC4DEV in Togo represented our 
Constituency. We thank ICANN, in particular Pierre Dandjinou, VP of ICANN 
Africa and Matthieu Weill the CEO of AFNIC for supporting the travel expenses 
of my 2 colleagues. Poncelet and Olévié are co-chairs of NPOC's Program 
Committee. Poncelet talked about the importance of initiating governmental 
involvement in the Internet Governance process, especially in developing 
countries. This was a great moment in the sense that we were able to involve 
very new NPOC members in the process of representing civil society in Africa at 
an African event.

8.)NPOC is currently holding its 2013 elections. Results will be announced on 
May 12th<x-apple-data-detectors://10>, in about a month.

9.) We are planning two one day events in Durban and Buenos Aires on the role 
of civil society in the capacity building of the DNS sectors in Africa and in 
the Carribean and Latin America. Please join us in those events.

10.) NPOC, in collaboration with the GKP Foundation and ITU, has had 4 events 
approved by the WSIS. One event will be led by NPOC on the issue of Internet 
Governance next month in Geneva.

11) I leave the last word to two initiatives:

i) the first one is called the i-Inform Alliance where we aim to reach the 98% 
of internet users who are not aware of  the significance  of internet 
governance on their l ives;

ii) as a second initiative,  we are aiming to create awareness in developing 
countries of the opportunities of gTLDs registration in the second round. If 
you are interested please come and see me.

Thank you for your help since Toronto and making us welcome in the ICANN family!

Alain Berranger

Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Member, Board of Directors, CECI, 
Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, 
Treasurer, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, 
NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, 
Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/
O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824
Skype: alain.berranger

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