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Call for Nominations: 2019 MAG Renewal

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The Internet Society (ISOC) decided to lead a process in order to submit names as recommendations to the UN for participation on the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) 2019, with the support of a small group of volunteers:
– Jane Coffin (Chair)
– Michael Nelson
– Nigel Hickson
– Pablo Hinojosa

This process will lead to recommendations for Technical Community seats in the 2019 MAG and it’s for members of technical communities only – candidate evaluations will include their relationship to that community.

The purpose of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) is to advise the U.N. Secretary General on the programme and schedule of the Internet Governance Forum meetings. The MAG 2019 will comprise of 50 Members from governments, the private sector and civil society, and the technical communities. Those nominated should expect to attend two virtual MAG meetings per month as well as typically three face to face meetings per year.

The criteria below will be considered by the volunteers from the Selection Committee, when assessing ISOC-submitted candidates for the MAG Technical Community Position:

  • Technical Experience
  • Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Amount of time the candidate can commit to the MAG
  • Gender
  • Regional Diversity
  • Experience within the Internet technical community (e.g., RIRs, IETF, IAB, W3C, ICANN, ISOC)

Individuals interested in being suggested through this process are invited to fill this Nomination Form in full and return it to real@isoc.org no later than 23.59 UTC on Sunday, 9 September and ISOC will transmit the names of nominees to the United Nations no later than 12 September, 2018. Also, if the applicant believes that an existing CV or biographical sketch would contribute to the Selection Committee’s understanding of the candidacy, such a document may be provided in either PDF form or in the form of a link.

Quick Links:
Nomination Form
Submit form: real@isoc.org
UN Call for Nominations

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The information provided by nominees on the MAG Nomination Form to the United Nations is  for purposes of the nomination only.  With the exception of candidates naming themselves, information provided in this process for its consideration shall be treated in the strictest confidence.

Technical Community members to the U.N. CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation on Public Policy Issues Pertaining to the Internet (WGEC) 2016-2018

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  • Mr. Nick Ashton-Hart, Consultant in international Internet related public policy and Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • Ms. Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Global Internet Policy and International Organisations, the Internet Society
  • Mr. Nigel Hickson, Vice-president, UN and NGO Engagement, ICANN
  • Mr. Janvier Ngoulaye, ICT Teacher, IT Manager & Consultant, University of Yaoundé
  • Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation

2018 Technical Community members to the IGF MAG

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Ms. Cadena, Sylvia
Bogota, Colombia – Head of Programe, APNIC Foundation

Mr. Estrada, Miguel Ignacio
Buenos Aires, Argentina – General Manager, LACTLD

Ms. Gatto, Raquel
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Regional Policy Advisor, ISOC

Mr. Jevtović, Danko
Belgrade, Serbia – Partner, Jugodata

Mr. Markovski, Veni
Sofia, Bulgaria – Vice-President for UN Engagement, ICANN

Ms. McCabe, Karen
Piscataway, USA – Senior Director Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE

Mr. Onyango, Douglas
Kampala, Uganda – Chief technology officer at Delta IT Solutions

Mr. Sabir, Sumon Ahmed
Dhaka, Bangladesh – Chief Strategy Officer at Fiber@Home Limited

Mr. Tao, Xiaofeng
Beijing, China – Member of the Consultative Committee on ICT for United Nations, China Association for Science and Technology; Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Ms. Uduma, Mary
Abuja, Nigeria – Managing Director, Jaeno Digital Solutions

Nominations to the IGF MAG 2018

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The Internet Technical Collaboration Group nominations committee (NOMCOM) is pleased to put forward the following slate of new candidates for consideration by the United Nations as representatives to the 2018 Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG):

-Rajesh Chharia, India
-Bastiaan Goslings, Netherlands
-Jennifer Chung, Hong Kong
-Maike Luiken, Canada
-Karen McCabe, USA
-Greg Shannon, USA
-Sylvia Cadena, Colombia/Australia
-Veni Markovski, Bulgaria

In addition to these new candidates, we would like to endorse the continuing participation of the following individuals, which the Internet Technical Collaboration Group endorsed when they joined the MAG:

-Sumon Ahmed Sabir, Bangladesh
-Raquel Gatto, Brazil

A justification for each individual has been filed online with the UN through the online platform.

In making our selection, the NOMCOM took into account the individuals’ abilities and accomplishments, as well as both gender and regional diversity. The NOMCOM convened shortly after the call for MAG candidates was issued, and worked through the months of November and December. A call for applications was issued on 19 October, 2017. In making our selection, the NOMCOM took into account the individuals’ abilities and accomplishments, as well as both gender and regional diversity.

The NOMCOM would like to thank all applicants for their applications and willingness to devote time to this important process.

The members of the Internet Technical Collaboration Group NOMCOM for 2017 were:

-Michael R. Nelson
-Elizabeth Oluoch
-Nigel Hickson
-Pablo Hinojosa
-Peter Dengate Thrush
-Administrative Support: Carl Gahnberg (ISOC)

Call for Nominations: 2018 MAG Renewal

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The Internet Society (ISOC) is facilitating a process leading to recommendations from the Internet Technical Collaboration Group (ITCG) for participation in the 2018 Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). This is a process is for members of the technical communities candidates only and candidate evaluations will include their relationship to that community. Other stakeholder groups, such as the private sector and civil society, have their own processes. More information about the ITCG and its set of standards is available here.

The purpose of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) is to advise the U.N. Secretary General on the programme and schedule of the Internet Governance Forum meetings. The MAG 2018 will comprise of 50 Members from governments, the private sector and civil society, and the technical communities. Those nominated should expect to attend two virtual MAG meetings per month as well as typically three face to face meetings per year.

Individuals interested in being suggested by the Nominating Committee are invited to submit a bio and complete the Nomination Form in full and return it to information.itcg@gmail.com by 23.59 UTC on Tuesday, 31st October. Preferred formats for document submissions are .pdf and .txt. ISOC will transmit the names of nominees to the United Nations no later than November 10, 2017.

2018 MAG NomCom Members:
-Michael Nelson
-Peter Dengate Thrush
-Nigel Hickson
-Pablo Hinojosa
-Elizabeth Oluoch

Quick Links:
Nomination Form
Submit form and bio to: information.itcg@gmail.com
Potential UN funding for applicants for attendance at physical meetings
UN Call for Nominations

Privacy Statement
The nominating committee is required to forward information provided by nominees on the MAG Nomination Form to the United Nations for purposes of the nomination. With the exception of candidates naming themselves, information provided to the NOMCOM for its consideration shall be treated in the strictest confidence.

Nominations to the IGF MAG 2017

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The Internet Technical Collaboration Group nominations committee (NOMCOM) is pleased to put forward the following slate of new candidates for consideration by the United Nations as representatives to the 2017 Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG):

  • Rajesh Chharia, India
  • Jennifer Chung, Hong Kong
  • Raquel Gatto, Brazil
  • Anne-Rachel Inne, Niger
  • Karen McCabe, USA
  • Greg Shannon, USA

In addition to these new candidates, we would like to endorse the continuing participation of the following individuals, which the Internet Technical Collaboration Group endorsed when they joined the MAG:

  • Sumon Ahmed Sabir of Bangladesh
  • Laura Hutchison of the United Kingdom
  • German Valdez of Australia
  • Flavio Wagner of Brazil

A justification for each individual has been filed online with the UN.

The NOMCOM convened shortly after the call for MAG candidates was issued, and worked through the months of November and December. A call for applications was issued on 29 November, 2016. Applications from twenty-three people were received, and then considered. In addition, the NOMCOM solicited for confirmation, and received response from current members of the MAG nominated by the Internet Technical Collaboration Group and that wished to be renewed. In making our selection, the NOMCOM took into account the individuals’ abilities and accomplishments, as well as both gender and regional diversity.

The NOMCOM would like to thank all applicants for their applications and willingness to devote time to this important process.

The members of the Internet Technical Collaboration Group NOMCOM for 2017 were:

  • Michael R. Nelson
  • Scott Mansfield
  • Nigel Hickson
  • Chris Disspain
  • Adiel Akplogan
  • Pablo Hinojosa
  • Alejandro Pisanty
    • Administrative Support: Carl Gahnberg (ISOC)

Call for Nominations: 2017 MAG Renewal

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The Internet Society (ISOC) is facilitating a process leading to recommendations from the Internet Technical Collaboration Group for participation in the 2017 Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). This process is for the technical community candidates only and candidate evaluations will include their relationship to that community. Other communities have their own processes.

The purpose of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) is to advise the U.N. Secretary General on the programme and schedule of the Internet Governance Forum meetings. The MAG comprises of 55 Members from governments, the private sector and civil society, including representatives from the academic and technical communities. Those nominated should expect to attend two virtual MAG meetings per month as well as typically three face to face meetings per year.

Individuals interested in being suggested by the Nominating Committee are invited to complete the Nomination Form in full and return it to information.itcg@gmail.com by 2359 UTC on Tuesday, December 6th. In addition, applicants are asked to provide responses to a set of Questions that are specific to the Internet technical community. Applications with incomplete responses to either set of questions will not be considered. Preferred formats for document submissions are .pdf and .txt. ISOC will transmit the names of nominees to the United Nations no later than December 16th 2016.

Both sets of questions should be answered completely. Responses need not necessarily be lengthy, but they must be sufficiently content-full that the Nominating Committee can accurately judge from them the extent and specifics of your background. If the applicant believes that an existing CV or biographical sketch would contribute to the Nominating Committee’s understanding of the candidacy, such a document may be provided in either PDF form or in the form of a link.

2017 MAG NomCom Members:
  • Michael Nelson
  • Scott Mansfield
  • Nigel Hickson
  • Chris Disspain
  • Adiel Akplogan
  • Pablo Hinojosa
  • Alejandro Pisanty

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Privacy Statement
The nominating committee is required to forward information provided by nominees on the MAG Nomination Form to the United Nations for purposes of the nomination.  With the exception of candidates naming themselves, information provided to the NOMCOM for its consideration shall be treated in the strictest confidence.

IGF Retreat 2016

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Following the announcement by the United Nations of a “Retreat on Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the Internet Governance Forum”, the IGF Secretariat issued a call for nominations from all stakeholder communities for participants and nominees.

Each stakeholder community has been reserved in total 5 seats: seat 1-2 through selection by the respective community; seat 3 to be selected by and among the stakeholder community’s current MAG members, and seat 4-5 to be selected by the UN based on nominations from the stakeholder community.

In response to the Secretariat’s call, the following names has been put forward by the ITCG:

Seats 1 and 2 (selection by ITCG)
John C Klensin
Constance Bommelaer

Seat 3 (selection made by current MAG members)
Peter Dengate Thrush

Seats 4 and 5 (nominated by ITCG, final selection by UN)
Alejandro Pisanty
Chris Disspain
Karen McCabe
Michael Nelson