Board Global Relationships Committee (BGRC) Minutes | 18 April 2011

BGRC Attendees:  Peter Dengate Thrush – Chair; Gonzalo Navarro; George Sadowsky; Katim Touray and Kuo-Wei Wu

Apolpgies:      Cherine Chalaby; Erika Mann

Other Board Attendees:  Rod Beckstrom – President and CEO and Steve Crocker

Staff Attendees:  Akram Atallah – Chief Operating Officer; Elise Gereich – VP – IANA; Jamie Hedlund – VP, Government Affairs, Americas; Rodrigo de la Parra; Diane Schroeder; Amy Stathos


The following is a summary of discussions, actions taken and actions identified:

  1. Minutes – The BGRC approved the preliminary report from the last committee meeting.

  2. Latin America Strategy and Relationships Overview – Staff provided an updated and a more detailed overview on activities in the Latin American region, including a list of goals over next five years, along with the tactics of achieving those goals, including identifying the audiences, developing the messages and the means of delivering the messages.  The goals included enhancing relationships with governments, business, the at-large community, and the continuing relationships with LACTLD and LACNIC.  The goals also include increasing the number of ccTLDs deploying DNSSEC.  Staff also identified some of the challenges in the region.

    • Actions:
      • Staff to develop one-pager, with objectives and key statistics and metrics for review in Singapore
      • Staff to present report on the Africa region at the BGRC’s next meeting
  3. NOI – Staff provided an update on the responses to the NOI issued by the U.S. Government on the IANA functions.

  4. IGF – Staff provided an update on the status of IGF and noted that there is a CSTD meeting on the IGF in Geneva on 24 May 2011 and that there is an IGF meeting in September in Nairobi, which will be the final one under the current regime. 

  5. BGRC Workplan – Discussed the finalization of the BGRC workplan for the year.

    • Action:  Committee to review and provide input, and be prepared to approve in Instabul.