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Your input to CS speaker at IGF2014 (closing session)

DiploFoundation is a member of the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG), and I (Ginger) represent Diplo (you) in this group.

We have been asked for input into the selection of Civil Society representatives for the closing session of the IGF2014 in Istanbul. The time is short: recommendations must be made by 23:00 UTC Thursday August 21, after which the CSWG will select candidates to be submitted to the IGF Secretariat.

Candidates must be present at the IGF 2014 in Istanbul.

Candidates must represent civil society, and should have the qualities that embody the best of civil society, and a broad representation of civil society, especially an understanding of the issues of unheard voices and minorities.

These short words traditionally include the appropriate appreciation, but also offer an opportunity to make a point or two about civil society concerns, so our chosen speaker must have an excellent composition and speaking skills.

Please post your suggestions here after confirming that 1. the candidate will be in Istanbul, and 2. is willing to speak. Self-nominations are fine. Due to the short time available, I will present all recommended names to the CSCG, so please consider your recommendation carefully before posting.

Do feel free to +1 to show support for a candidate after their name is suggested.

Warm wishes to all,


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Comment by Trésor TSHILUMBA LUBILANJI on August 21, 2014 at 7:13pm
I am Tresor Tshilumba. Founder ans Président at Inidev International. www.facebook.com/inidevinternational , un DRC. Our organisation ils working to improve and facilitate community developpement through TICs. We are help ing people to st
Comment by Trésor TSHILUMBA LUBILANJI on August 21, 2014 at 5:14pm

My name is Trésor TSHILUMBA, founder at Inidev International (A non profit organization based in Lubumbashi (DRC) . I am living in DRC ( Democratic Republic of Congo) in Central Africa. I will be happy to represent  unhreard voices of the African youth. As you know it,  Internet made great progress these last years in Africa and the DRC my country is a land of opportunities. So I agree to be added  to the CSCG list.

Comment by Marsha Guthrie on August 21, 2014 at 12:01am

I would like to nominate Deirdre Williams (although I believe she may already have been nominated).

Comment by Marília Maciel on August 20, 2014 at 7:47pm

Dear Raul and colleagues, Thank you, Raul, for this nomination which makes me happy and honored. I do accept to be added to the CSCG list.  I agree with Carolina that we should discuss points to be raised during the closing session. It will be easier to identify them during the IGF, as we will have more clarity about which will be the hot issues. But we could definitely start brsinstorming in advance based on our own priorities.

Comment by Angelic Alihusain-del Castilho on August 20, 2014 at 6:29pm
I say +1 Carolina Rossini and also +1 for Marilia Maciel.
Comment by Mohamed ElGohary on August 20, 2014 at 6:03pm
+1 Carolina Rossini
Comment by Raúl Echeberría on August 20, 2014 at 5:33pm

I would like to propose Marilia Maciel.

She is very active on IG, she has very good communication with different components of CS community and she did a terrific job at Netmundial last April. Since netmundial will be something floating around in this IGF, she would be a very appropriate person for giving one of the final speeches.

Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Thanks to those who have commented and self-nominated. If you plan to nominate someone, or self-nominate, please help us by posting again to:

1. confirm that you are a member of Civil Society;

2. confirm that you will be in Istanbul

3. tell us a bit about yourself: why you should represent Civil Society;

4. tell us the main message you would like to impart in your very short intervention, and confirm that you will be open to Civil Society input (note Carolina's points).

This is an important opportunity for Civil Society to share its views and important concerns. We should all contribute to the discussion.



Comment by nabil benamar on August 20, 2014 at 4:48pm

I am an associate professor of computer networks in Morocco, and ISOC ambassador and returning ambassador to the previous editions of the IGF and panelist in the Arab-IGF. I am currently member of ISOC-Morocco and IPv6 task force. I have recently joined the task force for Arabic scripts IDNs. I have completed the e-learning course on Internet Governance with Diplo/ISOC in 2012. It will be my pleasure to speak on the name of Diplo community and thus represent the vast majority of Internet users: Civil society. I have been also fellow for ICANN and IETF this year. 

Comment by Asama Abel EXcel on August 20, 2014 at 4:07pm

I am CEO of I-Vission International, NGL Fellow and member of ISOC Cameroon Chapter We are working on a project to promote net neutrality in Cameroon. I will like to share experience from this partbof the world if granted the op^portunity



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