I am pleased to share the final ICANN Middle East Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025 [PDF, 447 KB] and the Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 [PDF, 423 KB]. In a previous blog, I referred to the draft regional plan document that was posted for public comments, and we were pleased to receive community input as illustrated in the report [PDF, 238 KB] published on 17 April.
When the community-led group, the Middle East and Adjoining Countries Strategy Working Group (MEAC-SWG), was formed in late 2019, it began its work by studying the FY21-FY25 ICANN Strategic Plan to ensure that the regional plan was aligned with the global strategic objectives. To that end, the MEAC-SWG adopted four of the five strategic focus areas that came in the ICANN Strategic Plan as focus areas for the region. These areas are:
- ICANN's Governance
- Unique identifier Systems
For each focus area, the regional plan defines a list of regional goals and targeted outcomes. The FY21 Action Plan further details the activities that will be undertaken during fiscal year 2021 along with metrics to help measure progress made towards the implementation of the plan.
I would like to extend our special thanks to the MEAC-SWG and its leadership for working diligently over the past few months in developing the FY21-25 Middle East Regional Plan, and for their valuable advice and support to help ICANN org finalize the FY21 Action Plan.