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Internet Governance Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

IGF MAG 2019: CSCG Nominations Open

Aug 28, 2018

Please find below the details of the process by which all civil
society persons are invited to submit nominations to the Civil Society
Coordination Group (CSCG) as part of the 2019 elections for the IGF
Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). Our procedures of appointments
can be found at this link: http://www.internetgov-cs.org/procedures .

The CSCG exists solely to ensure a coordinated civil society response
and conduit when it comes to making civil society appointments to
outside bodies.

A dedicated Nomination Committee (or NomCom) has been set up to
facilitate this process within the CSCG. The NomCom is 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 (Poncelet Ileleji ),
supported by CSCG Co-chair (Richard Hill). You will find all the
necessary information below. 

The NomCom have been tasked by the Civil Society Coordination Group
(CSCG) to run the process of selection and endorsement of civil society
candidates nominated for the 2019 IGF MAG selection round.

Based on this information, this year, there are 4 seats available for
civil society candidates, the CSCG has decided to endorse a pool of
up to 6 names where the IGF Secretariat will choose from. The deadline
for nominations to be sent to the NomCom is September 03.

Thank you for being part of this process and please let me know should
you have any questions. 


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2019 IGF MAG Selection Round – Nominations Selection criteria
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* 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.

Note, we strongly encourage candidates from the underrepresented regional
groups, which for the 2019 MAG refers to the LAC and Africa regions.
Although regional group will not be weighted above other criteria in
choosing a candidate, the NomCom will consider regional group in
appropriate balance with other criteria listed above.


Timetable for the process
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Here are important dates to consider for this process:

* August 27: NomCom 12 agree on the process which will be included in the
  call for nominations;
* COB August 28: Nomination opens. 
* September 03: Deadline for nominations from CSCG constituencies to be
  sent to the CSCG NomCom
* 4-6 September: NomCom shortlist and decide on the 6 names to send to
  the IGF Secretariat
* September 7th: Notification to selected candidates.
* September 10-12: 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?
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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 pages where they
address the selection criteria as set above;

Send their SOI (in .doc format) to nomcom12@internetgov-cs.org copying
their constituency’s mailing list and/or their NomCom representative
with email subject: “My [Family Name] 2019 IGF MAG SOI”;

In their SOI, they should include the following information required in
the IGF MAG application form:

* Gender
* Family Name
* Given Name
* Organization
* Job Title
* Email
* Contact Telephone (including country code)
* Regional Group
* Nationality (ies) (multiple nationalities can be specified, must be
  UN countries)
* Country of Residence
* City of Residence
* Justification for the nomination, providing relevant background
  information (no more than 200 words)


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

The 2019 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 2019 Nomination Form can be accessed here:
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/mag-nomination-2019

 
Who is in the Nomcom 12?
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1. Poncelet Ileleji – Non-voting Chair – CS Coordination

2. Sheetal Kumar – BestBits
3. Deborah Brown – APC
4. Akinremi Peter Taiwo – IGC Rep
5. David Cake - NCSG
6. Parminder Jeet Singh – Just Net Coalition