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Mon Feb 12 22:28:31 EET 2024

Dear all,

There is still time to (self)nominate! We are extending the call until the end of this week Friday 16th February for those considering submitting a nomination.

Currently, we have one candidate (self-nominated and endorsed) for the position of co-chair and one candidate (also self-nominated and endorsed) for the four vacant positions in the Steering Committee.



Nominations: 22 January - 05 February 2024 (extended until 12th February)
Elections: 14 February - 28 February 2024

For 2024-26 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 16 February 2024.
All nominations require a seconder and a brief statement of intent. 
The statement of intent must include a clear and concise vision of your role and responsibilities in the Coalition’s Steering Committee and how your proposal aligns with the overall aims and objectives of the IRPC 
(see: https://internetrightsandprinciples.org/about <https://internetrightsandprinciples.org/about>)   
The voting will be open from 19 February – 04 March 2024.

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.
Elections will be open for two weeks starting 19 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,
IRPC SC Election Officer 2024

[Sent on behalf of the IRPC SC]

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