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Going Forward with ICANN — The Middle East Region Perspective
Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 12:30 - 14:00
ICANN Meeting, Corinthia Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

Goals : The purpose of this session is to hear from the Internet community of the Middle East on how they see the participation in the ICANN process: Benefits, Challenges, Improvements, and the Way Forward.

Format : Open to all, moderated panel session with an open question and answer in the main Lisbon forum.

Length : the session will be one and half hour in length, and may run to two hours if presentations and question and answer run over.

Connectivity : An open IM room and audiocast could be advertised around the Middle East in advance of the forum to bring in participation from the region.

Moderator: Baher Esmat, ICANN Middle East Liaison.


Agenda

Time Description Speaker(s)
10 mins Chair’s Introduction Mohamed El-Bashir
ISOC Sudan (.sd)
15 mins GAC Participation Manal Ismail
NTRA, Egypt
15 mins ccTLD Regional Overview Charles Shaban
TAGOrg, Jordan
15 mins At Large Overview Siavash Shahshahani
IRnic, Iran (.ir)
15 mins Middle East ICANN Priorities Discussion facilitated by Moderator
20 mins Moderated Question and Answer  

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