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Welcome!  ICANN60 will be our Annual General Meeting for 2017. This seven-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. For general information about ICANN60, please visit http://icann60.abudhabi
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Thursday, November 2 • 10:30 - 12:00
Middle East Strategy Working Group

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This is an open session for members and observers of the Middle East Strategy Working Group (AKA MEAC-SWG). The agenda for the session is as follows:
- Welcome and Introductions - Walid Alsaqaf, MEAC-SWG Chair [5 minutes]
- Update and Discussion of Ongoing Implementation - Baher Esmat and Fahd Batayneh, GSE Middle East, ICANN [15 minutes]
- Thematic Topics [40 minutes]
- Topic 1: Enhancing MEAC-SWG's Effectiveness and Impact - Michael Oghia, Zakir Ben Rehman, and Chokri Ben Romdhane [10 minutes]
- Topic 2: Assessing and Strengthening the DNS Industry - Hadia Elminiawi [10 minutes]
- Topic 3: Improving Regional Academic Engagement in ICANN (Hadia ElMiniawi and Habib Yousef [10 minutes]
- Topic 4: Side Effects of Censoring Mobile Apps on the DNS Industry in the Region - Mahdi Taghizadeh and Farzaneh Badii [10 minutes]
- Open Discussion - All [30 minutes]
The session is open for anyone to attend and engage in.
Staff Leader: Baher Esmat
Staff Facilitator: Fahd A. Batayneh

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Middle East, ICANN
Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several workin... Read More →
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Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. A keen facilitator of c... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
*Hall B, Sec. A (ALAC)