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Dear friends and colleagues,
We all work together to achieve Diplo’s main objective, which is to strengthen the participation from small and developing countries, in Internet governance policy. Please join us in raising our voices. Many of you are highly qualified; perhaps it is time to consider applying for posts in the Internet governance space. Positions are currently available on the Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF MAG).
This message is a call to action. Put your capability to use. Represent your countries and your communities, countries and communities that need more inclusive, multistakeholder global Internet governance!
Practically speaking, we want to encourage you to apply for a position on the IGF MAG if it is appropriate for you to do so. The deadline is short (24 February 2011), but we will accelerate the process through an interesting experiment in open and inclusive governance. Here is the process:
1. Your application
You are asked to submit your own application to the IGF secretariat, including a short background, and the reasons why you think that you can contribute to the MAG, whom you can represent (in terms of communities, ideas, projects), and what you would like to achieve. Self-nomination is important -- it indicates willingness and self-confidence. It has great legitimacy, freedom from pressure, in the true spirit of volunteerism. Please complete the information at the bottom of this message, and post to the main Diplo blog at www.diplointernetgovernance.org . If you have not already done so, you must also submit your nomination by email to firstname.lastname@example.org attaching the completed submission template. More information is available at http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/content/article/926-mag-re...
All applications posted by midnight 20 February, will be presented for voting on Diplo’s social community network at www.diplointernetgovernance.org (here) on 21 February. Voting will close at midnight GMT on 23 February. The entire Diplo community is encouraged to vote. The Diplo community results will be posted on the main blog at www.diplointernetgovernance.org (here) and sent to UN DESA on 24 February.
3. Final Diplo community recommendations (endorsements) will be calculated using the following criteria:
40% - results of voting
20% - competence and experience in IG (including quality and level of interaction,)
10% - representation from least developed countries
10% - representation from small island states
10% - representation from countries never before represented at the MAG
10% - gender
4. Final list of five candidates
We will send a list of five candidates to the UN DESA, with the Diplo community recommendation/endorsement.
Important: If you are selected, you will represent your organisations and your countries. You will not represent Diplo. Diplo's role is simply to facilitate a more inclusive selection for the MAG
5. Information to be posted:
Country of Residence:
Background (50 words):
Motivation and goals (50 words):
Nominees must have experience in previous WSIS/IGF processes, and have sufficient time to dedicate to duties as a MAG member. Three meetings will be held before the IGF 2012 in Azerbaijan. The first meeting is scheduled for May. Discussions take place by e-mail during the whole year of tenure, and you must have time available to attend this volume of discussions promptly.
If you have any suggestions, feedback, or questions, please post them to www.diplointernetgovernance.org, or e-mail me at email@example.com Also see http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/content/article/926-mag-re...
Good luck to all! Warm wishes,
Ginger (Virginia) Paque
Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme
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