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Call for Volunteers: NomCom Review Implementation Working Group

LOS ANGELES - 25 March 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), together with the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Review Implementation Planning Team (IPT), is seeking volunteers to join the NomCom Review implementation working group. The results of this working group will impact all of ICANN's community so it is critical that all of ICANN's Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, as well as relevant stakeholder groups and constituencies participate.

As requested by the ICANN Board (see the 14 March 2019 resolution here), the NomCom Review implementation working group will:

  • develop a detailed implementation plan, including appropriate costing, for the 27 recommendations of the NomCom Review, based on the guidelines detailed in the IPT's Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan [PDF, 515 KB]; and
  • oversee the implementation of these recommendations, once approved by the Board. The detailed implementation plan, including appropriate implementation costing, shall be submitted to the Board as soon as possible, but no later than six months after approval of the 14 March 2019 Board resolution, i.e. 14 September 2019.

The work commitment for this group is anticipated to be no less than two years with calls likely to take place every other week. No travel support will be provided for implementation working group members.

To join the NomCom Review implementation working group, please send an email to reviews@icann.org with your request to join.

Please note, the implementation working group's first meeting will take place on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at 20:00 UTC and volunteers are encouraged to join before this date. However, the implementation working group will remain open to new members throughout its work so volunteers will be able to join at any time.

Background

On 14 March 2019, the Board accepted the NomCom Review final report [PDF, 629 KB] from the independent examiner, and the Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan [PDF, 515 KB] (FAIIP) from the NomCom Review Implementation Planning Team, subject to appropriate implementation costing. The Board requested that the ICANN organization work with the NomCom Review Implementation Planning Team, who had drafted the FAIIP, to convene a working group to draft a detailed implementation plan of the recommendations, and oversee the implementation of the recommendations.

Details of elements to be included in the detailed implementation plan are outlined in the 14 March Board resolution here.

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