Purpose: The purpose of this public comment window is to seek input from the ICANN community on the draft document for the Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Regional Strategy for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
Current Status: The draft strategy has been agreed upon by the Middle East and Adjoining Countries Strategy Working Group (MEAC-SWG), and is now open for public comment.
- Comments submitted will be discussed and assessed amongst the MEAC-SWG.
- Relevant comments will be added when developing the final strategy document.
- Once the final strategy document is ready, the MEAC-SWG will develop the first year Action Plan that will run from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
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Section I: Description and Explanation
The MEAC Strategy Working Group (MEAC-SWG) was tasked to develop an engagement strategy for the region in line with ICANN's global strategic plan for fiscal years 2021-2025.
This plan goes into effect by 1 July 2020 for the next five years.
In an effort to align ICANN's latest global Strategic Plan for fiscal years FY2021-2025 with regional needs and demands, a group of community members came together under the support of the Global Stakeholder Engagement team for the Middle East (GSE Middle East) to develop a new engagement strategy for ICANN in the Middle East. This strategy will align with ICANN's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.
The group identified four of the five strategic focus areas set forth in the ICANN Strategic Plan to be of relevance to the Middle East:
- ICANN's Governance
- Unique Identifier Systems
Under each strategic focus area, the MEAC Strategy Working Group (MEAC-SWG) identified a set of goals that are of relevance to the Middle East and adjusted them to fit the needs and demands of the region. The MEAC-SWG then identified targeted outcomes and actions for each strategic focus area in order to guide the implementation phase.
In executing this regional strategy, a detailed Action Plan will be developed annually between 2021 and 2025. This Action Plan will further inform the action items listed in the strategy document, with the possibility of adding more if needed.