[IRPCoalition] IRPC STEERING COMMITTEE Nominations extended

IRPCoalition info at irpcharter.org
Mon Jan 22 13:59:00 EET 2018

Dear all

There is still time to (self) nominate for the IRPC Steering Committee,
and for the incoming co-Chair of the Coalition.

The nomination period has been extended until the end of this week, If
you know of someone, or would like to step forward yourself.

We welcome IRPC Coalition members who would like to contribute to the
ongoing work of translating and disseminating the IRPC Charter around
the world, those who would like to be a part of the new Charter Resource
Guide project that showcases the many projects that have emerged around
human rights and principles for internet policy-making. We also welcome
people who have participated on the list, and who have ideas for events
at the annual IGF meetings, EuroDIG and other regional meetings.

Updates on all those activities and outputs are at

Some people have expressed interest and inquired about the time
commitment. Being on the SC requires some bandwidth for email
communications, and periodic meetings online in the lead-up to key
events on the internet governance calendar; As outline below,
enthusiasm, ideas, and desire to contribute to this work are the main

Revised Timeline:
*Nominations 9-28 January, 2018. *
*Elections 28 January-4 February, 2018.**
This email is an announcement regarding the upcoming Internet Rights and
Principles Coalition Elections.
For 2018-20 we have positions for (1) the incoming co-chair (2018-2020)
and 2) steering committee members (2018-2020).
Below you will find the nomination and election procedure, which
includes ideal criteria (roles and responsibilities, areas of interest
and expertise) for each position.
(Self) nominations for any of these positions are open. All (self-)
nominations require a seconder and a brief statement of intent.
Procedure and Guidelines for Nominees: 
·      Invite (self) 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-Chair 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: _http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr_)
·      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 beyond. 
·      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: _http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr_)
·      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. 
Timeline and polling:
·      Nominations for new officers will be open for two weeks starting
January 9-19.
·      Elections will be open for two weeks starting January 20-31.
IRPC list members will (i) vote or endorse (if uncontested) nominees
using an anonymized online polling tool.

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