[IRP] YOUR candidate info is missing for IRP Electionsstart this friday

Lisa Horner lisa
Tue Dec 15 12:05:20 EET 2009

Hi Don 


I?ve just been trawling through my backlog of emails?I?m not sure if anyone got back to you.  I think you make a really important point, and reaching out to include rural and marginalised voices is crucial.  However, for this election we struggled to get enough candidates across the existing categories as it is?  


We should all focus this year on outreaching to more people in all regions and across different groups.  And maybe someone in our new steering committee could commit themselves to enhancing outreach?.


All the best,




From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org [mailto:irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of Don Cameron
Sent: 30 November 2009 19:57
To: 'Max Senges'; 'Rebecca MacKinnon'
Cc: 'Robert Guerra'; 'Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza'; 'HIBBARD Lee'; 'Fouad Bajwa'; 'Lea Shaver'; 'Graciela Selaimen'; 'irp'
Subject: Re: [IRP] YOUR candidate info is missing for IRP Electionsstart this friday


Hi all,


I?m a relatively new member and finding this process and discussions interesting ? I am however curious that given the various representative sectors; that rural/regional would not appear to be represented. The requirements, expectations, understandings and literacy surrounding internet privacy tends to be quite different in rural areas by comparison to urban, yet too often the rural voice is not heard.


PS ? This is not a self-nomination, just an observation to hopefully spark some discussion J


Cheers, Don    


From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org [mailto:irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of Max Senges
Sent: Wednesday, 25 November 2009 4:33 AM
To: Rebecca MacKinnon
Cc: HIBBARD Lee; Robert Guerra; Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza; Graciela Selaimen; Fouad Bajwa; Lea Shaver; irp
Subject: Re: [IRP] YOUR candidate info is missing for IRP Elections start this friday


it is absolutely possible to nominate good candidates for the steering committee

Isaac: please fill out your info if you accept the nomination

(and a pity we didn't meet in person; I remember we talked on the phone some time ago)


On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Rebecca MacKinnon <rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com> wrote:

Sorry Ive been traveling. I hadn't gotten around to accepting the nomination because I've not had time to focus. I will let you know by tomorrow if I want to keep on the list or not. Very worried about my time commitments. Meanwhile I'd like to nominate Isaac Mao. He was hoping to attend this year's IGF but couldn't. I think his perspective on censorship and digital rights in China is both helpful and important. Is it still possible to nominate him?


On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Max Senges <maxsenges at gmail.com> wrote:

You have been nominated as IRP steering committee member BUT your candidate information is missing!!

Please tell us about yourself @ https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=tQjImf4uIZxoQm1dalvVgJg&hl=de


2009/11/18 Max Senges <maxsenges at gmail.com>

Dear IRPers

As you know, we are currently in the process of electing a new steering committee, from which a new chair will be elected.  A lot of interest has been expressed over the past few weeks which is great.  We?d like to keep the nominations open for one more week until Wednesday 25th November at 23.00 GMT so that we can get a good range of candidates.  We?ll be electing 3 candidates from each stakeholder group (civil society, academia, governmental institutions, and business), making a total of 12 in the steering committee. 

We really need more candidates in the business and governmental groups, and a more diverse range of candidates in terms of geography (especially Asia, Africa, Pacific, Latin America) and gender.  Please feel free to nominate yourself or other people by sending me an email.

All nominees need to accept or reject their nomination by Friday 27th November at 23.00 GMT by sending an email to me or to the list.  If you accept the nomination, you will need to fill in your short profile and reasons for running on the g-doc <https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=tQjImf4uIZxoQm1dalvVgJg&hl=de> .  If you don?t fill in your details by Friday 27th, we?ll assume that you?re no longer available for the election. I copy what we our current definition of the steering committee role is at the bottom of this email (the whole doc is on the website also <http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/node/9> ). Note that the steering committee can of course amend the role description.

The elections will start on Tuesday 1st December at 12.00 GMT.  We?ll be using the e-voting system Derrick Cogburn kindly setup for the Internet Governance Caucus. Everyone on the IRP list will receive instructions about how to vote. Rudi, Lisa, Marianne and myself have written up a text defining the election procedure. Here it is <http://docs.google.com/View?id=dd8bc7gf_23kdkkpfq>   

You will have 2 weeks to vote, and elections will close at 12.00 GMT on Tuesday 15th December.  We?ll announce the results as soon as possible after that.

As I?m running for the steering committee, we?re looking into appointing an independent election officer to manage this process.  If you?re not running, please consider volunteering for this role ? it won?t take up much of your time. (Coordinate with Derrick to setup the system (2-3 hours) and checking and announcing the results (1 hour))

Looking forward to your nominations and discussions


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Steering Committee
IGF IRP steering committee is responsible for:
? Ensuring representation from each stakeholder group in IBR work;
? Managing relationship with IGF Secretariat, such as for technical resources;
? Managing web site, mail lists and other general logistical items;
? Resolving disputes at the working group level;
? Final approval of formal IBR publications and work, such as from working groups;
? Ensuring fairness and transparency in IBR process and quality in IBR work.

Steering Committee: Nomination, Elections, Chairs, Term Length & Vacancies
IRP will elect a steering committee, at least two of which will serve for one year and at least two of which will serve for two years. This election will be based on nominations from the IRP membership and will follow the election process outlined below. Nominees will select which term length they prefer.

Future elections will be held every year at an annual IRP meeting based on nominations from the general membership and following the election process outlined below. This annual election and staggered terms ensures continuity. Future steering committee terms will be two years in length.

The steering committee must be comprised of at least one member from each relevant stakeholder group: government, civil society, business, and academia. The steering committee can be no less than five members and no more than fifteen. Steering committee members can serve multiple terms.
The steering committee should also strive for global representation and gender balance.

------------ the whole document is at http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/node/9


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