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Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model: Continuing the Conversation and Preparing for ICANN65

29 May 2019
By Brian Cute

Since ICANN64, the ICANN community has been engaged in conversations and contributing to the work on evolving ICANN's multistakeholder model. Most recently, more than 60 community members attended two webinars (14 May 2019, 15 May 2019), offering input on the issues that are hampering the effective and efficient functioning of ICANN's multistakeholder model.

The Evolving ICANN's Multistakeholder Model Public Comment period be summarized. A proposed final Issues List will be presented at a 12 June 2019 webinar during ICANN Prep Week. If you have not submitted comments, I encourage you to do so before the 4 June 2019 deadline.

The Issues List will be vetted against ongoing, community-led work streams to ensure there is no duplication of work that is already underway. The final Issues List will reflect the opportunities that we have to make our governance model more effective and efficient and to create more proactive, flexible, and nimble decision-making processes.

During the Prep Week webinar, I will also present the outline of a work plan to identify the "owners" of the respective issues. That is to say, which group (community, org, or Board) will be responsible for developing a solution or new approach to an issue. This will include a deadline for proposing a solution, which must fall within the ICANN Strategic Plan's fiscal years 2021-2025. The responsible group will also be asked to identify the resources it will need to deliver the solution or new approach.

How to prepare for ICANN65

At ICANN65, we will hold a session focused on mapping the final Issues List to the work plan. The ICANN community, org, and Board should be thinking about their respective planning processes and what they will need to contribute to the work plan should they be assigned one or more issues. The work plan will be completed by ICANN66 and will become part of ICANN's Operating and Financial Plan.

Continue to check this site for updates on activities and the Evolving ICANN's Multistakeholder Model process. You can subscribe to the publicly archived email list here.


Brian Cute