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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 August 2016)
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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 August 2016)

On 18 August 2016, the APTLD Board held its monthly
teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the
meeting is published in this Communiqué.

GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations
for APTLD70

The Board received the update and noted that
preparations for APTLD70 are in line with the schedule. The Board members noted with
satisfaction that the Agenda is complete and logistics confirmed for the
Meeting.

Discussion of the Draft APTLD
SOP on Procurement and Finance

The Board discussed a draft APTLD Standard Operating Procedure
(SOP) on Procurement and Finance and took additional time to further consider
the document.

Financial Statement – July 2016

The Board discussed
the June 2016 Financial Statement and noted with satisfaction that execution of
the budget has been carried out in line with the initial projections.

Discussion on a Possibility for
Holding the 2nd Sub-Regional Capacity Building Workshop in Hyderabad

The Board received GM’s update on the possibility of
holding a sub-regional capacity-building workshop back-to-back with the Indian
School of Internet Governance (inSIG) on the eve of ICANN57 in Hyderabad. The
Board members reaffirmed their commitment to promote capacity-building
activities on the sub-regional level, including sponsoring members’ air travels
per the APTLD Sub-Regional Capacity Building Workshop Fellowships Policy, and
suggested that the GM explore co-sponsorship opportunities first.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on Visits to .AE and .QA

The Board considered an update on the GM’s visits to
.AE and .QA and noted with satisfaction the Middle East members’ commitment to
further promote closer collaboration with the community. The Board suggested GM
further explore ways to meaningfully engage with members.

Consideration of Nominations to
Represent APTLD at Some International Fora

The Board received a GM’s update on the upcoming
APNIC42 in Colombo on 28 September and 5 October 2016 and APEC
Telecommunications Working Group Meeting in Kyoto, Japan, in late-October 2016
and suggested GM contact Gihan Dias and Hirofushi Hotta to represent APTLD at
the events and deliver presentations on behalf of APTLD.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative and financial matters