APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 May 2017)

On 18 May 2017, the APTLD Board held its teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD72

The Board received an update on preparations for APTLD72 and noted with satisfaction a substantial progress in registrations for the Meeting. The Board suggested GM further encourage both Board members and APTLD community take a more proactive approach to filling in speaking slots and seize on session moderation opportunities.

Consideration of Applications for APTLD72 Fellowships and Selection of APTLD72 Fellows

The Board considered members applications for APTLD72 and selected Messrs. Ankhzaya Tseden (.MN) and Baha Khasawneh (.JO) as APTLD72 Fellows

Setting up a Board Program Committee for Development Members Meetings Agenda

The Board discussed the need for operationalizing and streamlining the process of development of future APTLD Meetings agenda and ruled to establish a Program Committee to be chaired by Gihan Dias, pending his agreement, the Board Vice Chair, and suggested GM draft Terms of Reference for it.

Consideration of an Update on Progress in the APTLD Website Revamp Project Implementation

The Board received a GM’s update on the status of the New Website Revamp Project implementation and noted with satisfaction that the Website is now scheduled to be ready for beta testing, up and running - by mid-June, and fully operational by APTLD72.

Consideration of APTLD’s Contribution to the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy

The Board considered a GM’s memorandum on the matter and ruled that GM should represent APTLD at APIGA and suggested GM develop a Call for APTLD members for APTLD-funded fellowship for the 2nd APIGA to become effective of 1 June 2017.

Consideration of GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2017 APTLD Budget

The Board considered the update and noted with satisfaction that the 2017 Budget is executed in line with the original projections. The Board noted with satisfaction a significant progress in collection of membership fees and suggested GM further encourage members to honor their obligations in a timely manner.

Consideration of the Location of APTLD73

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and approved the concept of co-location of APTLD73 with APNIC/APRICOT in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the Meeting dates of 22 and 23 February 2018.