IRPC Steering Committee Elections: Process

Procedure and Guidelines for Nominees: 

  • Invite (self) nominations for both Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member. 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 a survey monkey and hold elections – or a poll to endorse current and incoming officers if nominations not contested – for incoming Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member/s.  
  • Both Co-Chairs and Steering Committee Members 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: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr)
  • 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: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/72-ibr)
  • 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
  • IRPC list members will (i) vote or endorse (if uncontested) nominees using an anonymised online polling tool. 

IRPC Steering Committee Elections: Process

Current Steering Committee & Roles:

Co-Chairs

  • Minda Moreira (2020-2022), Civil Society, Portugal
    Other roles: Council of Europe: CDMSI Observership Co-coordinator, Regional Co coordinator for Western Europe, Website and Social Media Coordinator

Steering Committee Members

  • Marianne Franklin (2012–2014), Academic, New Zealand
    Other roles: CDMSI Observership Co-coordinator, Regional Co- coordinator for Western Europe, Outreach & Partnerships, IRPC Charter Coordinator
  • Sahajman Shrestha, Civil Society, Nepal
    Other roles: Regional Coordinator for Asia and Pacific
  • June Parris, Civil Society, Barbados
    Other roles: IRPC Secretary, Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean
  • Rigobert Kenmogne, Civil Society, Cameroon,
    Other roles: Regional Coordinator for Africa
  • Mohamed Farahat, Civil Society, Egypt
    Other roles: Regional Coordinator for the Mena Region
  • Michael Oghia, Civil Society, Serbia

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