[IRPCoalition] Co-chair nomination and SC self-nomination

Tapani Tarvainen tapani.tarvainen at effi.org
Tue Dec 10 19:03:55 EET 2019

I'm happy to second both Minda's nomination and Michael's self-nomination.


On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 05:52:59PM +0100, Michael J. Oghia (mike.oghia at gmail.com) wrote:
> Dear IRPC members,
> With this email, I would like to offer two nominations. One is for the
> nomination of *M**inda Moreira* to reprise her role as *co-chair* over the
> 2020-2022 period. She has done a phenomenal job with Marianne and the IRPC
> Steering Committee to ensure climate issues as well as other issues such as
> the rights of refugees, migrants, and other marginalised groups are on the
> agenda. I am excited for IRPC's path forward, and I am confident she can
> continue to lead well.
> For the second nomination, I am officially *self-nominating myself* for the
> open *IRPC Steering Committee* position. The opening of this position comes
> at an ideal time, which I hope my statement of intent below affirms. Should
> anyone else support my nomination, I would be grateful for a second.
> *Statement of intent*
> My name is Michael J. Oghia, I live in Belgrade, Serbia, and I am currently
> the advocacy and engagement manager for the Global Forum for Media
> Development (GFMD). I have been involved with the IGF community and wider
> Internet governance ecosystem since 2015, and have been actively searching
> for an appropriate position where I could serve as an advisor. Not only do
> I meet all the criteria of a successful IRPC Steering Committee member, but
> the shifting focus of the IRPC to the relationship between human rights,
> the environment, and ICT sustainability provides an ideal space for me to
> contribute my expertise and the networks I have built since I began writing
> about and advocating for these issues in 2016. I am confident that, if
> elected, I could help shape the IRPC's engagement strategy going forward,
> be a vital resource for the community, and also take full advantage of my
> existing experience and connections to other IGF Dynamic Coalitions to the
> benefit of the IRPC. I have been closely involved in planning the last two
> IRPC sessions at the IGF, and I look forward to generating even more
> positive momentum going forward. In addition to my experience with Internet
> governance and ICT sustainability, I have also worked in conflict
> resolution, journalism & media, policy, and development for almost 10 years
> across five countries: the US, Lebanon, India, Turkey, and Serbia. I'm
> happy to answer any questions you may have, and  encourage to check out my
> LinkedIn <https://linkedin.com/in/mikeoghia> for more information. Thank
> you for your time and consideration!
> Best,
> -Michael
> __________________
> Michael J. Oghia | Advocacy & Engagement Manager
> Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD <https://gfmd.info>)
> Belgrade, Serbia | Twitter <https://www.twitter.com/MikeOghia> | LinkedIn
> <https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeoghia>

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