Following the announcement of the nomination period for the MAG (until December 1), and recognising the need for diversification of the stakeholder presence on the MAG, DiploFoundation made a short call for nominations, encouraging more participants in the IG process to self-nominate to the UN DESA/IGF Secretariat, and to post their information to our community site at www.diplointernetgovernance.org
for consideration for endorsement by the Diplo community.
Endorsement of MAG nominees from the DiploFoundation community is based on the following factors:
40% - Results of a short community poll
Additional Positive weighting (affirmative action, applying 'reverse' discrimination in an effort to balance preexisting or perceived discriminatory factors such as gender, least developing country)
+ up to 20% - IG experience, competence and experience in IG (based on the information submitted by the candidates in their nomination blog post)
+ 10% - Nominees from least developing countries (to encourage participation from LCDs; also a practical reason since many bilateral donors would support participation from LDCs) (using http://www.un.org/esa/policy/devplan/profile/ldc_list.pdf
+ 10% - Nominees from small island developing states; since Diplo's early days in Malta, support for small island states has been a Diplo development priority; they are under-represented, and highly dependent on the Internet (in part, due to the geographical remoteness) (using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Island_Developing_States
+ 10% - countries not represented on the MAG thus far: it is important to increase geographical diversification; participation on the MAG helps to galvanise institutions and public back home; in this way we can contribute to global engagement and awareness building http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/magabout
+ 10% - Support for women in IG processes, in particular, the MAG
The list of endorsements, compiled using these criteria, has been sent to the UN DESA and IGF Secretariat. Endorsed candidates will not represent Diplo in any way. In accordance with our statutes and mission, we are facilitating this process with the aim to build capacity and increase inclusiveness in global policy-making processes.
The complete list of nominees considered for Diplo endorsement (their details are available on the main blog at www.diplointernetgovernance.org
Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Ljupco Jivan Gjorgjinski
Jean Philemon Kissangou
Imran Ahmed Shah
The candidates to be recommended to the UN DESA/IGF Secretariat by the Diplo Community are (in alphabetical order):
The poll results also showed strong endorsement for the continuation of
The calculation spreadsheet is available for review. Please email me for the link if you would like to review it.
Congratulations to everyone who is postulating for the MAG positions, and thanks to everyone who participated in the poll. Remember, even those who are not endorsed by the Diplo Community will still be considered by the Nominating Committee at UN DESA/IGF Secretariat.
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