04 September 2014

ICANN Accountability, MultiStakeholder Governance, IGF 2014 video

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IGF 2014 video above-WS 23 Accountability in MultiStakeholder Governance Regime ICANN
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Istanbul, Turkey

A very informative session on the hot topic of ICANN Accountability:

Discussion of how accountability goals are achieved at ICANN under its multi-stakeholder governance processes. To whom is ICANN accountable and what are the mechanisms for ensuring that accountability is adequate? In what way do these mechanisms need strengthening or further improvements, particularly in light of NTIA’s announcement to transition out its current role? How do checks and balances on power, such as structural separation of key DNS operations encourage accountability? How have ICANN’s Affirmation of Commitments and the Accountability and Transparency Review Team fostered (or undermined) accountability goals at ICANN? What lessons were learned from the AoC and ATRT processes on achieving accountability under a multi-stakeholder governance regime? What is the role of ICANN's Ombudsman Office in achieving accountability for the institution? 

Participants include:
Larry Strickling, US Government, Dept. of Commerce-NTIA
Pat Kane, Verisign
Gonzalo Navarro, ICANN Board of Directors
Carlos Afonso, CGI.BR
Avri Doria, NCSG
Chris LaHatte, ICANN Ombudsman
Jordan Carter, InternetNZ
Milton Mueller, Chris DeSpain and others

Background Materials:
IGF 2014 continues through Friday, September 5, 2014:
IGF 2014 Schedule
IGF Webcast Info
IGF2014 Video Replay
IGF Live Tweets

Friday featured session:
IGF 2014: Main/Focus Session: IANA Functions: NTIA...: Friday, September 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am Main/Focus Session: IANA Functions: NTIA's Stewardship Transition and ICANN's Accountability Process (Time Conversion)

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