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Nov 25th Deadline To Nominate Technical Community Reps for IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)

Would you (or someone you know) be interested in representing the “technical community” on the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)? If so, the deadline to nominate someone (including yourself) is Monday, November 25, 2013.

Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo of UNDESA has issued a statement on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) renewal process for 2014 with the stated aim of rotating one third of the MAG members.

For the representatives of the technical community, the Internet Society (ISOC) is coordinating the process leading to recommendations from the Internet Technical Collaboration Group (ITCG) for the renewal of the MAG. Full details about the process can be found in a document on ISOC’s website. The current MAG members representing the Internet technical community are:

  • Carolina Aguerre, Uruguy General Manager, Latin America and Carribean TLD Association (LACTLD)
  • Constance Bommelaer, France Senior Director, Global Policy Partnerships, The Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Susan Chalmers, New Zealand Policy Lead, InternetNZ
  • Chris Dispain, Carlton, Australia Chief Executive Officer, .AU Registry
  • Raúl Echeberría, Uruguay Executive Director/CEO, Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)
  • Baher Esmat, Egypt Manager, Regional Relations Middle East, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Nii Quaynor, Ghana Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Network Computer Systems; President, Internet Society Ghana
  • Paul Rendek, Slovakia Director of External Relations, Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
  • Wendy Seltzer, USA Technical Team Privacy Identity policy, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Paul Wilson, Australia Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

If you are interested in being considered, please review the nomination process document and then complete the a submission template and send it to [email protected]. You may also want to review the IGF website as well as information about the MAG to better the understand role of the MAG. Again, the deadline is Monday, November 25th.

Please do consider applying as we need to ensure the Nominating Committee has a great range of candidates from which to choose for this important role in the Internet governance space.

NOTE: While this information comes from the Internet Society, my employer, I am not personally involved in this effort. I am posting it here on CircleID because I believe there is value in publicizing this call for participation as widely as possible so that a large pool of candidates can be found.

By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies - and on staff of Internet Society

Dan is the Director, Online Content, for the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are his own. View more of Dan’s writing and audio here.

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