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Recognising the need for community input and diversification of the stakeholder presence on the MAG, we 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:
50% - Results of a short community poll (here) Password is DiploMAG2013
Additional Positive weighting (affirmative action, applying 'reverse' discrimination in an effort to balance preexisting or perceived discriminatory factors -- including subjective qualification)
+ up to 10% - IG experience and informal calculation of competence and experience in IG (including quality and level of engagement in IG policy processes, based on a review by a Diplo internal committee)
+ 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://www.un.org/special-rep/ohrlls/sid/list.htm )
+ 10% -representation from countries never before represented at the MAG
+ 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):
Angelic Caroline Alihusain-del Castilho (Suriname)
Fatima Cambronero (Argentina)
Adela Danciu (Romania)
Jeremy Malcom (Malaysia)
Juan Manuel Rojas Piedrahita (Colombia)
Ma Ruiqing (China)
Baudouin Schombe (DR Congo)
Arsene Tungali (DR Congo)
Bonface Witaba (Kenya)
Desireee Zachariah (Antigua and Barbuda)
Since the final calculations were very close, six candidates have been endorsed.
The candidates recommended to the UN DESA/IGF Secretariat by the Diplo Community are (in alphabetical order):
The calculation spreadsheet is available for review. Please email me at Virginiap@diplomacy.edu if you would like to review it.
A clear majority asked that Diplo include a request that the IGF Secretariat/UNDESA allow continuation for any 2012 MAG members who would like to continue, and have been active in completing their responsibilities. In particular, the DiploCommunity requests that Itzumi Aizu, Valeria Betancourt, Raul Echeberria, Anriette Esterhuysen, Vladimir Radunovic and Graciela Selaimen continue on the MAG.
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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