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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 November 2019)

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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 November 2019)

On 21 November 2019, the APTLD Board held a regular
teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary
of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Progress
in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board noted with satisfaction a strong turnout for the Meeting and
progress in preparations, which are well on track. The Board committed to take
extra efforts to ensure the community’s more active participation in the
Meeting.

Selection
of APTLD77 Fellows

The Board has evaluated applications for APTLD
Fellowships and selected by closed vote Messrs. D.D. Prabbath (.LK),
Saysomvang  Souvannavong (.LA) and Eldar
Ishimbaev (.UZ) as APTLD77 Fellows and Messrs. Muhammad Kashif Fayyaz (NTC
Pakistan), Sergo Karakozov (IDN ccTLD for Georgia) and Askhat Gimranov (.UZ) as
APTLD77 Alternate Fellows.

The Board noted with satisfaction a strong
competition and expressed its appreciation to all the contesters for their keen
interest in the Fellowship program.

The Board suggested GM promptly reach out to
the selectees to ensure timely visa and travel arrangements for them.

Discussion
and Approval of GM’s 2020 Business Plan

The Board considered the updated 2020 Business
Plan and decided to have another round of Board consultations on the matter
until 15 December 2019.

The State and Execution of the
2019 APTLD Budget

The Board received
GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the healthy balance
has allowed APTLD to undertake consistent Meeting planning efforts while
keeping the balance in the black nonetheless.

Approval
of the APTLD 2020 Budget

The Board considered a draft 2020 budget
proposed by GM and decided to have another round of Board consultations on the
matter until 15 December 2019

Adoption
of the APTLD Accountability and Transparency Framework

The Board considered a submission by Prof.
Yudo Giri Sucahyo, Chair of the TAFDWG, and decided to have another round of Board consultations on the matter
until 15 December 2019.

APSIG’s invitation to GM to
Join Its Advisory Council
.

The Board discussed an invitation of the new
leadership of the Asia Pacific Internet Governance School to GM to join the
APSIG Advisory Council and resolved that the nomination should help promote
good practices and community oversight of the important educational vehicle, and
suggested GM accept the invitation.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative and corporate governance matters.

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