2 July 2020
Internet Society Foundation
Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting #F7
The meeting opened at 13:35 UTC in Open to Observers Session.
Board members present:
Hans Peter Dittler
Incoming trustees as observers:
Apologies: Maimouna Diop
Staff present: Kevin Craemer
1. Welcome, Apologies and Declaration of Conflicts – G. Camarillo
2. Document resolutions approved by e-vote since board meeting #6 – J. Levine
Resolution F2020-01: Approve the minutes of the sixth Foundation Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the sixth meeting of the Board of Trustees, held by videoconference on March 14, 2020, are approved.
Resolution F2020-02: Approve funding for projects addressing COVID-19 pandemic
WHEREAS the Internet Society Foundation focuses on funding initiatives that promote the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure and that demonstrate the positive difference the Internet can make in enriching people’s lives around the world; and
WHEREAS the current COVID-19 pandemic poses grave danger to people’s lives, while many of the related restrictions to contain it are disrupting education, healthcare, and all manner of economic activity around the world; and
WHEREAS the Internet has already demonstrated great value as a technology to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to overcome challenges posed by restrictions on meetings, travel, commerce and other essential human activities;
RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Foundation Board of Trustees authorizes that $1,500,000 originally designated for Disaster Programs in 2020 be re-designated for a special program that funds Internet projects addressing COVID-19.
3. Strategic Advisory Committee Report – H-P Dittler
Hans Peter presented the report.
Resolution F2020-03 Accept the Strategic Advisory Committee Report.
RESOLVED, that the report of the 2019-2020 Strategic Advisory Committee is accepted.
Moved by Hans Peter, seconded by Olga, approved unanimously.
4. Any Other Business — G. Camarillo
5. Adjournment of Board Meeting F7
The meeting adjourned at 13:43.