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

info at irpcharter.org info at irpcharter.org
Fri Jan 20 16:48:07 EET 2023

Dear Raymond, all

Thank you for Jacob's nomination / endorsement. 

We are pleased to share that both Jacob and Santosh are happy to serve as Steering Committee members for a second term and endorsements are very welcome!

Very best wishes,


[on behalf of the IRPC SC]


> On 19 Jan 2023, at 22:04, Raymond Mamattah <mamattah.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to nominate Jacob Odame-Baiden for a second term as a Steering  Committee Member.
> Jacob has been very tremendous with his contributions to advance the objectives of the coalition. I hope he will accept the nomination so he continues his good works.
> Regards,
> Raymond Mamattah
> Accra, Ghana 
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2023, 6:42 PM info at irpcharter.org <mailto:info at irpcharter.org> <info at irpcharter.org <mailto:info at irpcharter.org>> wrote:
> Dear all,
> This email is an announcement regarding the upcoming Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) elections.
> Timeline:
> 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.
> 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: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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