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

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Dec 11 15:56:35 EET 2019

Hello all,

I am delighted to see the nominations of two people who would be such
good stewards of the IRPC.
Kindest regards,


On 10/12/2019 16:52, Michael J. Oghia 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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