Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2012-08-28 - Location of Africa 2013 Meeting

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2012-08-28 - Location of Africa 2013 Meeting

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Location of Africa 2013 Meeting

Approval of Duban, South Africa as the location of Africa 2013 Meeting

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Tue, 28 Aug 2012
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • None
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, ICANN intends to hold its second Meeting for 2013 in the Africa region as per its policy,

Whereas, the .za Domain Name Authority submitted a viable proposal to serve as host for the ICANN 2013 Africa Meeting.

Whereas, staff has completed a thorough review and analysis of the .za Domain Name Authority proposal and finds it acceptable.

Whereas, the Board Finance Committee has approved the budget for the ICANN 2013 Africa Meeting as proposed.

Whereas the Board Public Participation Committee is coordinating the review of the staff proposal and supports the proposition for the location of the ICANN 2013 Africa Meeting.

Resolved (2012.08.28.05), the Board accepts the proposal of the .za Domain Name Authority, and approves that the ICANN 2013 Africa Meeting shall be held in Durban, South Africa from 14-19 July 2013, with a budget not to exceed US$2.472M.

Rationale for Resolution: 

As part of ICANN's public meeting schedule, three times a year ICANN hosts a meeting in a different geographic region (as defined in the ICANN Bylaws) of the world. This time exceptionally the 3rd meeting of FY2013 will be in fact organized during FY2014. Meeting Number 47, scheduled for 14-19 July 2013, is to occur in the Africa geographic region. A call for recommendations for the location of the meeting in Africa was posted on 25 April 2011. Various parties sent a proposal to ICANN.

The Staff performed a thorough analysis of all of the proposals and prepared a paper to identify those that met the Meeting Selection Criteria. Based on the proposals and analysis, the Staff has recommended that ICANN 47 be held in Durban, South Africa.

The Board reviewed Staff's recommendation for hosting the meeting in Durban, South Africa and the determination that the proposal met the significant factors of the Meeting Selection Criteria used to guide site selection work. Outside of the call for recommendations, the process for selection of sites does not call for public consultation, as the staff assessment of the feasibility of any site is the primary consideration.

There will be a financial impact on ICANN in hosting the meeting and providing travel support as necessary, as well as on the community in incurring costs to travel to the meeting. But such impact would be faced regardless of the location of the meeting. There is no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS due to the hosting of the meeting.

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