How has the policy development process changed?
The LACNIC 30 LACNOG 2018 event to be held in Rosario, Argentina, will host the first Public Policy Forum (FPP) where the new Policy Development Process (PDP) – approved by the LACNIC community during its most recent meeting – will be applied.
Major changes include:
- 1. Consensus must now be reached both on the policy list as well as at the forum.
- 2. Forum chairs will have two weeks to decide whether a proposal has reached consensus and notify the community.
- 3. A definition of last call for comments has been added.
- 4. The title of Public Policy Forum chairs is now Policy Development Process chairs.
The chairs’ responsibility now extends not only to the forum but also to the entire PDP.
- 5. An appeals process has been added in case a member of the community wishes to express their disagreement regarding consensus.
- 6. The Member Assembly has been eliminated from the PDP, but any intervention needed may be made through the appeals process.
- 7. The new PDP comprises the following stages:
- 7.1. Initial discussion:
The initial discussion period is at least eight (8) weeks and at most the time required for the proposal to be presented at the FPP (this period will be restarted if a new version is submitted).
- 7.2. Chairs decide on consensus
Chairs will have two weeks to decide whether a proposal has reached consensus and notify the community.
- 7.3. Last comments:
- 7.4. Chairs decide whether consensus is maintained: One (1) week
- 7.5. Ratification by the Board:
If consensus is not reached, or if the board does not ratify a proposal, the proposal can either be sent back to the discussion list or abandoned.
More information here
We invite you to attend the webinar in which these changes will be explained, on September 12, 14.00 UTC. To join the online meeting go to
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