Hi, (apologies for cross post)
I noticed that there is a proposed ICANN meeting for Sub-Saharan Africa
early next year and I agree that regional consensus on this issue is
Uniforum (co.za registry/ar), and Andile Ncaba, DG of the Department of
Communications, have indicated to me an intent to sponsor this meeting
should it be held in Cape Town at that time. I believe that we can obtain
further sponsorships from other related organisations should they be
I believe that we have a most suitable, stable and safe environment as well
as access to all the most appropriate facilities.
I also have recently learned that the ICCA, which is a global organisation
that rates locations for conferences, has raised Cape Town from position 51
to position 30 in the world. The Unicity (local authority) are on a very
aggressive drive to get CT to the top 10.
Please send me any of your comments or questions regarding this matter.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Raul Echeberria" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Alan Levin" <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: "NAIS study" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [NAIS] Fw: ICANN meeting - proposed Feb 28- March 4, 2002
> When John Crain and Diane Schroader from the ICANN's staff were here in
> Montevideo last month, I expressed them my point of view about that Cape
> Town should be the best option for the African meeting.
> As you can see, it seems that we are coordinated.
> You have my support but the most important here is to have an African
> consensus. My experience is that if you have a regional consensus ,
> ICANN's staff wont oppose your decision. We worked in this way for the two
> Latinamerican meetings. Santiago de Chile in '99 and Montevideo in '01.
> Raul Echeberria
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