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Call for volunteers to serve on the Implementation Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Strategic Plan

10 January 2018

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – 10 January 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced a call for volunteers to serve on the Implementation Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Strategic Plan. The volunteers will come from the LAC region and their work will focus exclusively on supporting the implementation of projects outlined in the LAC Strategic Plan.

What This Team Will Do

Each of the strategic plan's projects will be assigned to a working group that will be responsible for its execution. The Implementation Committee will focus on suggesting community members to be assigned to each of these working groups.

The committee will also participate in the working groups by providing input on project documents (objective, scope, KPIs, indicators, etc.) and monitoring the progress of each project. The draft materials and all final work products will be documented on the LAC Strategy Wiki.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining the Implementation Committee of the LAC Strategic Plan, please sign up here. If you are having trouble accessing the form, please email rodrigo.saucedo@icann.org for assistance.

Next Steps

This call for volunteers will be circulated as widely as possible, with the purpose of ensuring broad representation and participation from the LAC Community. The deadline for submitting applications is 26 January 2018.

Per the request of the implementation committee, regular online meetings will be scheduled.


In 2013, a steering committee, which was composed of representatives from the different communities and regional organizations that participate in the ICANN community, prepared the LAC Strategic Plan, which was presented during ICANN46 in Beijing, China. The plan was divided into four areas of interest, 22 objectives, and 75 projects.

In 2015, the committee met again in Montevideo to review the LAC Strategic Plan and evaluate its progress. During this meeting, the plan objectives were aligned with the ICANN Strategic Plan (2016-2020). Currently, the renewed 2016-2020 plan includes both previous plans and several new projects.

As a result of ICANN's growth in global reach, the number of community participants from LAC has increased. This increase represents a great opportunity to get new community members involved in the development and refinement of the LAC Strategic Plan.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.