The ICANN organization has launched an Age Diversity and Participation Survey as a continuation of its pilot project to collect data on ICANN community perceptions involving various forms of diversity.
The age survey is an extension of the Gender Diversity and Participation Survey, which was prompted by the very limited data that currently exists on different types of diversity in the ICANN community. Its aim is to identify potential barriers to inclusivity and participation because of age perceptions.
By understanding perceived gaps and trends, the ICANN community will be better informed in its discussions to enhance diversity.
How to Participate
To participate, please visit http://go.icann.org/agesurvey by 19 April 2019. You can take the survey in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
We will share a report with an analysis of gaps, perceptions, and potential next steps. This data will help us identify ways to improve age diversity and support broad, inclusive participation.
Why the Focus on Age Diversity?
Although age is only one measure of diversity, understanding underlying contexts and perceptions of age diversity can help inform discussions on other aspects of diversity, given their interconnected nature. Additionally, age is one of the seven elements of diversity identified as significant by the Work Stream 2 (WS2) Diversity subgroup. Future surveys will explore other relevant aspects of diversity.
The survey will help clarify perceptions of age as it relates to diversity and equality, leadership, and inclusiveness. It will also help us to understand potential barriers to participation and gauge interest in future capacity development efforts linked to diversity.
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