Comment by Olga Cavalli
- To: travel-support-draft@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Comment by Olga Cavalli
- From: "Olga Cavalli" <olgac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:47:25 -0300
I would like to submit this message to the Travel Support Policy Draft
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*Comments to the Draft Travel Support Procedure Document*
Any new travel procedure should continue to support Nomcom Appointees on the
same basis as before, and this support should exist in addition to any level
of support granted to the Supporting Organizations for travelling to ICANN
face to face meetings.
The need for this support is based on the following concepts, which rule the
existence and involvement of Noncom Appointees in the ICANN policy
*· **"A noncom appointee is someone that serves in key leadership
positions within the ICANN structure".*
· *"Noncom Appointee´s participation seeks and supports *broad,
informed participation reflecting the functional, geographic and cultural
diversity of the Internet at all policy development and decision-making."
· "Noncom appointees are challenged to use their knowledge,
experience, and open-mindedness to develop creative responses to the
dilemmas that arise when diverse needs of Internet users, technical
possibilities and limitations of the Internet's unique identifier systems,
and challenges and opportunities of the competitive business environment
interact with each other and with evolving laws and governmental policies."
For these reasons, Noncom Appointees should be present in face to face
meetings in order to maintain their role of independent voices and
representatives of broad participation, with geographic and cultural
diversity, in the Internet policy development and decision-making.
If Noncom Appointee´s travel support is included within their Supporting
Organizations, their participation will not always be guaranteed, and they
could eventually be never present in meetings.
If participation of Noncom Appointees in face to face meetings is not
guaranteed, their role of representatives of the broad community into
ICANN´s policy making process, including regional and gender balance, will
be diminished or even will disappear.
Also, all volunteers and staff should be provided with the same level of
travel support, making no differences in between them.