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ICANN Request for Proposal (RFP): DEI Consulting Services

14 January 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization issued a request for proposal (RFP) to identify a provider of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting services to help with the implementation of specific recommendations developed by the ICANN community regarding increasing, measuring, and reporting upon the diversity of the constituent groups of the ICANN community.

The goal of this project is to:

  1. Assist ICANN org to support ICANN groups in the development of uniform definitions of seven diversity elements (geographic/regional representation, language, gender, age, physical disability, diverse skills, stakeholder group/constituency) and provide guidance regarding best practices and appropriate vocabulary during this process.

  2. Draft a practical diversity toolkit to help ICANN community groups in the assessment and elaboration of diversity strategies and objectives and associated reviews.

  3. Assist ICANN org to support the ICANN community in developing a process for dealing with diversity-related complaints and issues for community groups.

For a complete overview of this RFP, including the timeline, please click here.

Indications of interest should be emailed to DEI.Consulting.Services-RFP@icann.org.

Proposals should be electronically submitted using ICANN's sourcing tool at the latest by 23:59 UTC on 11 February 2022. Access to this tool may be requested via the same email.


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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.