Internet Governance Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

IGF MAG 2018: CSCG Nominations Open

Oct 20, 2017

What is the CSCG?

The Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) exists solely to ensure a
coordinated civil society response and conduit when it comes to making
civil society appointments to outside bodies.

A NomCom has been formed and comprised of one (1) representative from
our coalition members, namely the Association for Progressive
Communications (APC), Best Bits, Just Net Coalition (JNC), ICANN’s
NCSG and the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC). The NomCom is
coordinated by a non voting chair (Arsene Tungali), supported by CSCG
Co-chair (Richard Hill).

Our procedures of appointments can be found at this link:

Selection criteria

-	Candidates should have extensive linkages with civil society groups.
-	Candidates must be able to provide advice on the programme and main themes
of the next meeting of the IGF.
-	Candidates must be able attend two to three MAG meetings in Geneva,
Switzerland, in addition to the annual IGF meeting. They should participate
actively in the preparatory process throughout the year, through engagement
in the online multilateral dialogue among MAG members.
-	Candidates should address these selection criteria in their statement.
-	Self-nominations are allowed.

Timetable for the process

Here are important dates to consider for this process:

-	October 20th: NomCom 11 agree on the process which will be included
in the call for nominations;

-	October 21st: Nomination opens. Deadline for nominations is October 31st;

-	1 – 6 November: NomCom shortlist and decide on the 8  names to send
to IGF Secretariat;

-	November 7th: Notification to selected candidates.

-	November 8 – 10th: NomCom Chair will fill in the nomination form (as
Nominator) as well as communicate with the IGF Secretariat through an
official letter.

How to seek CSCG endorsement?

Candidates who are willing to go through the endorsement process by
the CSCG should do the following:

-	Produce a Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 2 page where
they address the selection criteria as set above ;

-	Send their SOI (in .doc format) to nomcom11 at
copying their constituency’s mailing list with email subject: “My
[Family Name] 2018 IGF MAG SOI”;

-	In their SOI, they should include the following information required
in the IGF MAG application form:
Family Name
Given Name
Job Title
Contact Telephone (including country code)
Regional Group
Nationality (ies) (multiple nationalities can be specified, must be UN
Country of Residence
City of Residence
 Justification for the nomination, providing relevant background
information (no more than 200 words)

What is the IGF MAG?

Here is some background information with regards to the IGF MAG:

The 2018 Renewal Call with information about number of available seats
for Civil Society as well as the names of MAG members who are stepping
down :

The 2018 Nomination Form can be accessed here: