[IRPCoalition] IRPC SC Elections 2024: Elections start today

Purnima Tiwari tiwaripurnima04 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 12:23:44 EET 2024

Hello Mr. Mamattah,

Thank you for seconding my profile for the role. I appreciate your support.

On Mon, 19 Feb, 2024, 15:00 Raymond Mamattah, <mamattah.raymond at gmail.com>

> Hello all,
> I second  Purnima’s self nomination.
> Regards,
> Raymond Mamattah
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> Accra, Ghana
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2024 at 9:28 AM info at irpcharter.org <info at irpcharter.org>
> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Thank you for responding to the call for nominations.
>> We received *three self-nominations* during the call for nominations
>> period:
>>    - *One* self-nomination for the position on co-Chair (Dennis Redeker)
>>    - *Two* self nominations for the open positions in the Steering
>>    Committee (Tanka Aryal and Purnima Tiwari)
>> Please note that one of the self-nominations is* still pending
>> endorsement* in order to qualify as candidate in the upcoming elections.
>> I am including Purnima’s self-nomination statement below for your
>> consideration:
>> Hello! I am Purnima Tiwari and I’d like to nominate myself as a
>> candidate for IRPC steering committee member. I have worked for five years
>> in Strategic Communications, and Research on mainstream media frames in
>> Indian elections.  I hold an interdisciplinary Master's degree in 'Media
>> Governance’ from the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance.
>> *1.*     *About myself:*
>> My Internet Governance (IG) journey started as an ISOC Youth Ambassador. I
>> joined the IRPC Dynamic Collation in November 2021.
>> I was selected as IGF Youth Ambassador 2021 and as a community
>> initiative, I have worked on "Building digital literacy amongst rural
>> communities in Chhattisgarh".
>> I have contributed to a workshop on "Multi-stakeholder approaches to AI
>> policy and program development" as a Youth representative. It was organized
>> by UNESCO and the Innovation for Policy Foundation. I was also invited to
>> the DSG dialogue on Tech, Youth, and Innovation organized by the Office of
>> Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General. Recently, I have shared
>> my views against internet censorship for a journal
>> <https://app.zeit-sprachen.de/console/paket/17535>.
>> I am the Core Organizing Committee member of IGF’s NRI Initiative ‘Youth
>> IGF India’ <https://youthigf.in/sep-2022/committees/>. For the last two
>> years, I have been actively working on empowering youth for a sustainable
>> digital future. My role is largely to
>> ·       Build partnerships with like-minded organizations
>> ·       Engage the community via outreach
>> ·       and Manage coordination with industry leaders, mentors, and
>> advisors
>> My Digital rights advocacy and experience in organizing IG-focused
>> forums and dialogues gives me the confidence to put forward my nomination
>> for the role of SC Committee member.
>> *2.*     *Statement of Intent:*
>> I intend to foster collaborations for building thought leadership on
>> concerns around emerging technology. I also intend to amplify outreach
>> on ‘Awareness around human rights on the Internet’, widely disseminating
>> ideas on digital rights and privacy.
>> *3.     **Vision for the role and responsibilities:*
>> IRPC brings together brilliant and diverse minds. I for one, am
>> comparatively new to this domain and have a lot to learn from experts and
>> peers. Here’s my humble outline for the vision that aligns with IRPC
>> objectives -
>> My vision is guided by the 17th SDG which is to “enhance the use of
>> enabling technology, in particular ICT” (Target 17.8)
>> I comprehend it as a call to bridge the digital divide and the Global
>> North, and South through commitments and policies. The onus of this
>> commitment doesn't fall upon a certain generation but on everyone who
>> believes in an equal, transparent, and accessible internet. I
>> believe this could be achieved via developing inter-generational dialogues
>> and enhancing outreach to engage relevant actors.
>> Thank you all for your time and kind consideration, I sincerely
>> appreciate it.
>> The elections will be open for *two weeks* starting today, *19 February*
>> .
>> IRPC list members will endorse nominees using an anonymised online
>> polling tool which will be reaching your email inboxes later today.
>> Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
>> Best wishes,
>> Minda
>> IRPC SC Election Officer 2024
>> [Sent on behalf of the IRPC SC]
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