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The Latin America and the Caribbean Region Strategy Continues to Evolve

4 June 2020

On 1 June 2020, our Global Stakeholder Engagement team for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) opened a Public Comment period for the new version of the 2021-2025 LAC Strategy. After celebrating five years of the start of the strategy in 2018, I remember looking back to when we only had a handful of colleagues from Latin America and the Caribbean, how our LAC community grew, and how this community-led strategy has shaped successful and meaningful participation from stakeholders in the region. Because of this, our regional participation in ICANN is stronger than ever. Before we start the new cycle of our strategy, we want to hear your feedback.

What Is New in This Cycle of the LAC Strategy?

The LAC Strategy Council, under the support of the Global Stakeholder Engagement team for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC GSE), has developed a new Regional Strategic Plan in line with ICANN's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.

The LAC Strategy Council identified four of the five strategic focus areas set in ICANN's Strategic Plan as relevant to the LAC region:

  • Security of the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • ICANN's Multistakeholder Model
  • Unique Identifier Systems
  • Regional Geopolitics

A set of goals were set under each key area of interest. These goals were adjusted to fit the needs and demands of the region. The LAC Strategy Council then identified targeted outcomes and activities for each key area of interest.

We Want to Hear From You

We believe that our community-led initiatives can only be successful if we have your feedback. We invite you to submit your comment about the strategy here. The draft of the document is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Your submission, including responses to questions, and your name, will be published in the Public Comment archive on ICANN org's website. If you have any questions regarding the Public Comment, please contact public-comment@icann.org.

After you submit your comment, the LAC Strategy Council will discuss and assess the results, which will be added to the final strategy document. Once the final strategy document is ready, an implementation plan will be developed.


Rodrigo De La Parra

Rodrigo De La Parra

VP, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director - Latin America & Caribbean