[IRPCoalition] IRPC Steering Committee and Co-Chair Elections 2020

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Sat Jan 2 13:15:57 EET 2021

Happy New Year everyone!

I want to remind you that we are still accepting nominations and 
self-nominations for the IRPC steering committee and co-chair positions. 
Many thanks to everyone who have stepped forward so far, and I encourage 
anyone who is interested to do the same.

In case anyone who has been nominated or self-nominated has not 
submitted a candidate statement as per the guidelines below, please do 
so at your earliest convenience.



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  		 IRPC Steering Committee and Co-Chair Elections 2020

  		 2020-12-15 11:26


This email is an announcement regarding the upcoming Internet Rights and 
Principles Coalition (IRPC) Elections.


Nominations: 15 December 2020 - 5 January 2020

Elections: 6 December 2020 - 14 January 2021

For 2021-23 we have positions for one incoming co-chair and five 
steering committee members.

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 5 January 
2021. All (self-) nominations require a seconder and a brief statement 
of intent.

The voting will be open from 6 - 14 January 2021.

Procedure and Guidelines for Nominees:

  	* Invite (self) nominations for Co-Chairs and Steering Committee 
Members. 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.
  	* Ongoing Steering Committee members including Co-Chairs, cannot 
nominate or second.
  	* 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 
  	* The IRPC aims to represent stakeholders of diverse and historically 
underrepresented backgrounds, as well as seeks gender and geographical 



  	* 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.

IRPC list members will (i) vote or endorse (if uncontested) nominees 
using an anonymized online polling tool.

In case you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Warm regards,

-Michael J. Oghia

IRPC Steering Committee Member (2020-2022) & election officer
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