[TF-CBA] Defining the Needs of Regional Capacity Building

Christine Arida chris at tra.gov.eg
Sat Feb 1 10:53:30 CET 2014

Dear Fouad,
While I am not sure I totally get all points raised in your mail, let me try to put in my two cents ..
When Tijani suggested during the conference call having a survey conducted, I thought it was a good idea that resonated with our previous discussions in favour of design CB programs fitting demand that exists in the region ..
But I also thought that this should not stop us from planning and implementing right away some concrete activities (awareness and others) as envisioned by the plan and as mandated by this TF ..
Having said that I do not see any harm in working in sub-group format to achieve many activities quickly and efficiently .. After all this is a large task force ..
I suggest having a number of sub-groups to work on :
- the IG summer school
- train the trainer  curriculum and instruction 
- identifying further CB need in the region
- planning for further awareness activities 
Hope I am making sense ..
Anyways we can discuss further next week at the DNS Forum I guess ..
Best regards,
Christine Arida

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> On Feb 1, 2014, at 8:58 AM, "Fouad Bajwa" <fouadbajwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Fahd,
> Thanks for suggesting this but let me put a hold on some things and
> meter the enthusiasm.
> You can understand the temperature of the needs during the various DNS
> forums you are conducting. I hate such quickly triggered surveys
> without a reasonable hypothesis challenged at least by 3-4 people.
> What did we have the MESWG doing if this is the way you want to go.
> I proposed TF-CBA in a horizontal format so we could review each thing
> that came up collectively and intelligently, not to jump at each
> suggestion. Kindly hold on these things until and unless the steering
> group has discussed this on their own and a needs assessment is not a
> one day activity, it takes months and should be sensitive to a number
> of conditional and unconditional variables.
> Where I support the proposal, I didn't want to put my thumb down just
> then in the meeting. It was a proposal, it wasn't approved by me nor
> did I get a chance to defend my pow in a steering committee meeting.
> Needs assessment is what we covered to a great deal during the MESWG
> strategy development. The needs assessment in this case is specific to
> a region. I cannot apply what Pakistan needs to Iran, there may be
> similarities but never the same solution.
> Our CBA primary challenge is to address awareness and if we believe
> that we are stepping into the region with an assessment that there is
> a good understanding of the DNS industry, sorry to say, that is not
> the case and if it were, the MESWG wouldn't have the goals it has now
> set out for the region.
> I will suggest to keep the issue of needs assessment country, partner
> and training specific instead of throwing a new bulldozer at the
> group.
> This TF has been designed to develop curriculum and provide
> instruction. When I see the need assessment part as if we were an NGO
> come into challenge the whole work already done, it becomes
> questionable.
> Lets stay focused to a training by training initiative, the steering
> committee can assess in the end of need assessments or not.Do the
> survey at the DNS Forum if you will need to but I am not putting this
> TF into these academic style speed breakers.
> To this end, I am not supporting any survey outside the remit of the DNS forum.
>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Fahd Batayneh <fahd.batayneh at icann.org> wrote:
>> All,
>> One of the items that came out of the TF-CBA first call is to define the
>> capacity building needs of the region. May I suggest we form a sub-group to
>> brainstorm this topic and draft an initial survey before circulating it to
>> the TF-CBA At-Large.
>> After the survey is out and we get the results back, we can define the
>> Implementation items for FY14 (from now all the way to June 30th 2014).
>> Any volunteers for this initiative?
>> My role as ICANN staff is to assist you with the logistics of this, and will
>> be working with you on the sidelines. Remember, this is a community driven
>> initiative and not an ICANN initiative per-SE.
>> Thank you,
>> Fahd
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