[IRPCoalition] IRPC Steering Committee and Co-Chair Elections, 2019

Atef Ahmed atef55 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 10 22:23:15 EET 2019

Dear Colleagues,

 Based on the below email regarding IRPC elections. I’d like tonominate myself as a member of the IRPC Steering Committee. Please read mystatement of Intent.

 Thank you,

 Statement ofIntent

IRPC SteeringCommittee Election



I Atef Ahmed am nominating myself to runfor the IRPC SC Member position elections for

2020-2021. By signing the statement of Intenet, I understand the nomination process furthermore; I fully understand requiredqualifications, procedures, guidelines, roles, and responsibilities of

the elected SC Member. I live in Cairo,Egypt and, I work as an independent education consultant with NGOs and privatecompanies with the focus on using ICT in education and development. I was previously assistinginternational/inter-governmental organizations (American Institutes forResearch – 2009-2011, USAID -- 2006 to 2009, World Bank - Secondary EducationEnhancement Project (SEEP) - 2005-2006 and European Union -EducationEnhancement Program - 2000-2005) in running their development programs inEgypt, as an area manager, education development Specialist and professionaldevelopment specialist. I played a pivotal role in the Digital EducationEnhancement Project (DEEP) in Egypt, where I oversaw the setup and day-to-dayrunning of the UK government-funded program. I participated in many educationconferences in the US, UK, Indonesia, and the Middle East and had given criticallyappreciated papers and presentations on utilizing ICT in education anddevelopment.  I am a member of the Climate Tracker organizationand, published many articles in online newspapers about the environment andclimate change and the dilemma of the internet in the MENA region.

In 2016, I received a training course onIG with Diplo Foundation hence; I became so captivated by the rights ofinternet in the MENA region particularly for poor students and marginalizedpeople in my country.

I hold a PhD. In Education Technology fromCairo University and, two Diplomas in Human Rights and administering Non-Governmentalorganizations from Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, CairoUniversity. Finally, I hope I can contribute to the progress of IRPC by usingmy experience in education and ICT to drive forward the Rights of InternetPrinciples in my country and MENA region.  Kindly find attached my CV for more detailsabout my qualifications and experience. Also, you can check my profile on LinkedIN.


 Name: Atef Ahmed, Ph.D. EducationTechnology

Job: Independent Education Consultant

Signature: Atef M. Ahmed

Date: 12/10/2019

Email: atef55 at yahoo.com


Love What You Do Until You Do What You Love Atef Ahmed, Ph.D. Education TechnologyFreelancer Educational Consultant Email: atef55 at yahoo.comMobile Phone: 01100185633 

    On Monday, 9 December 2019, 15:53:25 EET, <info at irpcharter.org> wrote:  
 IRPC STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTIONS: PROCESS Timeline: Nominations: 5 - 15 December 2019Elections: 16 - 26 December 2019 This email is an announcement regarding the upcoming Internet Rights and Principles Coalition Elections.  For 2019-21 we have positions for two incoming co-chairs and one steering committee member.  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 until 15 December 2019. All (self-) nominations require a seconder and a brief statement of intent.  The voting will be open from 15-26 December, 2019.   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-Chairs and Steering Committee Members to be (self)-nominated, a seconder is required.·      IRPC Co-Chairs serve 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 independently. ·      The IRPC aims to represent stakeholders of diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds, as well as seeks gender and geographical balance.  Qualifications:  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 member·      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 December 5-15. ·      Elections will be open for two weeks starting December 16-26. IRPC list members will (i) vote or endorse (if uncontested) nominees using an anonymized online polling tool. 
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