Public Responsibility at ICANN
ICANN provides the community with the necessary support and tools to carry out public responsibility related activities that enhance the multistakeholder model and support ICANN’s mission.
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Supporting Public Interest Initiatives
ICANN supports public responsibility activities to broaden and strengthen the multistakeholder model through concrete tools and programs. Examples include:
Diversity at ICANN
Emergency Assistance Program for Continued Internet Access
Exploring the Public Interest within ICANN's Remit
Human Rights Impact Assessment
Supporting Community Work on Human Rights
Supporting Auction Proceeds Discussions
This focus aims to build a global public audience that is knowledgeable of the greater Internet ecosystem.
ICANN Learn is an online learning platform designed to help the global community better understand how ICANN and the Internet work. Courses are built for various skill levels and languages.
ICANN History Project
The ICANN History Project seeks to preserve ICANN's institutional memory by capturing stories from key figures who helped to shape the organization.
The ICANN Academy Leadership Program is designed for current and incoming leaders, helping them to better understand the complexity of ICANN and elaborate their facilitation skills.
Chairing Skills Program
The ICANN Academy Chairing Skills Program focuses on new ICANN Chairs that wish to be coached by their peers.
Supporting Stakeholder Participation
ICANN has established programs to raise awareness and encourage the participation in ICANN's multistakeholder model.
ICANN for Beginners
The ICANN for Beginners page provides a starting point for newcomers to understand what ICANN is and where it fits in the Internet governance ecosystem.
This program prepares and supports students who are interested in becoming actively engaged in their regional communities and in shaping the future of global Internet policy.
The Fellowship Program seeks to prepare and support individuals with diverse backgrounds to become active participants in the ICANN community.
Internet Access Reimbursement Program
This program aims to facilitate the active participation in ICANN Public Meetings Meeting for certain community members with limited Internet capacity by offering financial assistance to increase their Internet bandwidth during the meeting.
Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program
This program aims to facilitate the in-person participation of community members with children at ICANN meetings.
Community Onboarding Pilot
(Inactive) This program was designed to improve engagement and retention of new participants within ICANN by creating a structured, year-round onboarding process tailored by and for each community group.
ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program
14 Jun 2017
ICANN Launches Gender Diversity and Participation Survey
12 Jun 2017
NextGen@ICANN Program Opens Application Round for ICANN60
15 May 2017