[IRPCoalition] IRPC STEERING COMMITTEE AND CO-CHAIR ELECTIONS 2023: Call for (self) nominations is now open!

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Thu Jan 19 20:42:13 EET 2023

Dear all,

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


Nominations: 19 January - 02 February 2023
Elections: 03 February 2022 - 17 February 2022

For 2023-25 we have open positions for one incoming co-chair and four 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.

Please note:
(Self) nominations for any of these positions are open until 02 February 2023.
All nominations require a seconder and a brief statement of intent.
The votingwill be open from 03 February 2023 – 17 February 2023.

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 an election poll and hold elections – or a poll to endorse current and incoming officers if nominations are not contested - for incoming Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member/s.
Both Co-Chairs and Steering Committee Members are 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 independently.
The IRPC aims to represent stakeholders of diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds, as well as seeks gender and geographical balance.

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:https://internetrightsandprinciples.org/about/ <https://internetrightsandprinciples.org/about/>)
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:https://internetrightsandprinciples.org/about <https://internetrightsandprinciples.org/about/>)
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 today, 19 January.
Elections will be open for two weeks starting 03 February.
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.

Best wishes,

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