[IRPCoalition] IMPORTANT: IRPC STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS PROCESS
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Fri Oct 10 20:53:38 EEST 2014
Allow me to support Shaila's candidature for the steering committee. She
was a very effective and committed steering committee member back when I
was co-chair and I understand she is dedicated to contribute to and co-lead
IRPs development in the upcoming years.
On Sep 29, 2014 4:48 PM, "shaila mistry" <shailam at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am passionate about human rights and the internet and would like to nominate
> myself to serve on the IRPC Steering Committee. (On sabbatical this past
> year) I understand the procedures of IGF and am able to speak at the forum
> and present salient points with conviction and knowledge. My commitment to
> Human rights and the Internet is demonstrated by my involvement as
> summarized below. I have a background of collaborating across all partners
> in private and public sector, academia and governmental agencies and NGO'
> s. In the coming future I see IRPC playing a key role in shaping policy of
> Internet governance.
> My experience is as follows.
> 1. Founder member on the original Bill of Rights 2006 coalition and
> subsequently IRPC
> 2. Served on the IG Appeals Committee
> 3. Served on and IG Nominations committee
> 4. Active since the WSIS days and have presented papers.
> 5. Attended several IGF‘s including Vilnius and Hyderabad and Athens.
> 6. Collaborated and jointly authored the Bill of Human Rights and the
> 7. Collaborated and jointly authored of the Ten Principles.
> 8. Participate actively in IRPC online “conversations”
> I have good access to internet and am able to respond promptly to emails.
> As an SC member I would like to work more in a policy influencing role,
> collaborate on opinion /expert documents and am happy to represent IRPC
> at other agencies and create awareness and support for our work.
> Look forward to being part of the team.
> Shaila Rao Mistry
> Stem Institute
> Transforming Ideals into Action www.stem-institute.org
> 951 738 2000
> *JAYCO* MMI
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> On Monday, September 29, 2014 11:34 AM, "info at irpcharter.org" <
> info at irpcharter.org> wrote:
> IMPORTANT: IRPC STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS PROCESS
> This email is an announcement regarding the upcoming Internet Rights and
> Principles Coalition Elections.
> There are two open positions for 2014-15: 1) Co-Chair and 2) Steering
> Attached and pasted below, you will find the nomination and election
> procedure, which includes ideal criteria (roles and responsibilities, areas
> of interest and expertise) for each position.
> The nominations for these two positions will take place in the next two
> weeks, and the elections period will stay open for three weeks, following
> the nominations.
> As of date, there has been one nomination and seconding for Co-Chair,
> Catherine Easton. However, other nominations for Co-Chair are welcome by
> nominating the individual to the list. Co-Chair nominations must be
> seconded by one other, and also announced on the list.
> Steering Member
> Anyone who wishes to run for Steering Member can nominate themselves
> following the process and criteria detailed below.
> Nominations September 29 – October 13, 2014
> Elections October 14 – November 4, 2014.
> IRPC Steering Committee and Co-Chair Elections, 2014
> Proposed Procedure:
> · Invite nominations for both Co-Chair and Steering Committee
> Member. Each candidate provides a short profile statement to include a
> short bio as pertains to their intended role in the Coalition, as well as a
> short statement of how they will work towards the Coalition’s continued
> success and development.
> · Set up a survey monkey and hold elections – or a poll to endorse
> current and incoming officers if nominations not contested - for incoming
> Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member/s.
> · Both Co-Chair and Steering Committee Members to be
> (self)-nominated, a seconder is required.
> · IRPC Co-Chair is on a rotating 2-year, staggered basis. The
> outgoing Co-Chair remains on the Steering Committee for two years.
> · Steering Committee Members (total of 9) are elected for two years
> with a nominal maximum of two terms (4 years). After two terms, an SC
> member either steps down or stands for a renewed two-year term. This
> criterion applies to the outgoing Co-Chairr position-holder on completion
> of the succeeding two year term.
> · Steering Committee Members and Co-Chair positions are elected
> · The IRPC aims to represent stakeholders of diverse and
> historically underrepresented backgrounds, as well as seeks gender and
> geographical balance.
> Co-Chair -
> · Experience with the IGF and/or related internet governance
> consultations and meetings and the IRP Coalition for at least one year.
> · Can demonstrate an understanding and commitment to the IRP
> Coalition’s Aims (see:
> · Preferably, demonstrate knowledge of the procedures of the
> Internet Governance Forum
> · Knowledge of the IRPC’s work and output since 2008 and provide
> insights into how they envisage taking the IRP Charter forward based on
> achievements to date.
> · Can provide a vision for how the IRP Coalition can contribute to
> the future of the IGF and advance the IRPC Charter work within the IGF and
> · Able to consolidate ongoing collaborations with partners from all
> sectors and forge new ones.
> Steering Committee Member -
> · Experience with the IRPC for at least one year.
> · Demonstrate experience and knowledge of IG related themes, human
> rights and IG Principles in particular.
> · Adherence to the Coalition’s Aims (see:
> · Preferably, some knowledge and understanding of the procedures of
> the Internet Governance Forum.
> · Demonstrate a commitment to the aims and objectives of the IRPC
> Charter of Human Rights and Principles of the Internet
> · Indicate what roles and responsibilities they can carry as an SC
> · Able and willing to respond to SC emails and meeting calls in a
> reasonable time.
> · Nominations for new officers will be open for two weeks starting
> September 15-September 29.
> · Elections will be open for two weeks starting September 30-October
> 13. IRPC list members will (i) vote/endorse (if uncontested) committee
> using an online polling tool.
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