“At-Large” is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN. Currently, there are 245 At-Large Structure groups and 136 individuals in 104 countries and regions representing the views of individual Internet users are active throughout the world. “Tanzania Community Networks Alliance is proudly to join individual internet users who are actively working tirelessly to develop policies aimed in keeping the Internet secure, stable, resilience and interoperable” said Mr. Jabhera Matogoro, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for tzCNA.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. These services were originally performed under U.S. Government contract by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and other entities. ICANN now performs the IANA function. As a private-public partnership, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
Within At-Large community’s bottom-up, tiered structure, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is the primary organizational home for the voice and concerns of the individual Internet user. Representing the At-Large Community, the 15-member ALAC consists of two members selected by each of the five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs) and five members appointed by ICANN’s Nominating Committee. Advocating for the interests of end-users, the ALAC advises on the activities of ICANN, including Internet policies developed by ICANN’s Supporting Organizations; it also participates in ICANN’s outreach and engagement programs. In addition, one At-Large member is selected by the ALAC and the At-Large Community to serve on ICANN’s Board of Directors.
The At-Large community is structured into five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALO), each composed by a number of regional At-Large Structures (ALS), Internet user organizations, and unaffiliated users. Each RALO has a regional Chair and a Secretariat. In addition to their annual General Assemblies, the regions hold monthly teleconferences to develop a regional view on current policy issues and to provide input for the At-Large policy process. In that regards, Tanzania Community Networks Alliance join to African Regional At-Large Organisation (AFRALO), the At-Large (individual Internet user community) for the African region, providing news, key resources and interactive features for information sharing for individuals and end-user groups in the African region interested in ICANN and shaping the future of the Internet.
“Tanzania Community Networks Alliance (tzCNA) is proudly to be the voice for more than 27 million Internet users in Tanzania” said Mr. Jabhera Matogoro. Mr. Matogoro has contributed largely to push forward Internet Governance agenda in Tanzania and he is representing ALAC to ICANN Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team. The ICANN SSR2 Review Team assess; security, operational stability and resiliency matters, both physical and network, relating to the coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers; conformance with appropriate security contingency planning framework for the Internet’s system of unique identifiers; and maintaining clear and globally interoperable security processes for those portions of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers that ICANN coordinates as directed by the ICANN Bylaws.
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