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

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Fri Jan 27 16:05:42 EET 2023

Dear all

This email is a reminder regarding the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) Steering Committee elections.

The call for nominations for open positions (four steering committee members and one co-chair) is open for another six days.

The deadline for (self) nominations is Thursday, 2 February.

Please see below for more information on procedures, guidelines and qualifications for nominees. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Very best wishes,

The IRPC Steering Committee

> 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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