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 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:


  • Co-Chairs
  • Raashi Saxena, (2022-2024) Private Sector, India
  • Santosh Sidgel, (2023-2025) Civil Society, Nepal

Steering Committee Members

  • Jacob Odame-Baiden, Civil Society, Ghana
  • Dennis Redeker, Academic, Germany
  • Minda Moreira, Civil Society, Portugal
  • Christiana Longe, Civil Society, Ghana
  • Richard Kafui Amanfu, Technical Community, Ghana

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