IRPC Steering Committee (IRPC-SC) 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.
- 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.
Current Steering Committee & Roles:
- 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