[bestbits] Announcement of the SCCG selection to the​ Working Group on Enhanced Co-operation

Nadira Alaraj nadira.araj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 18:45:30 EDT 2016

Dear Best Bits members,
I'm forwarding to you the email with of the selected names to the role of
the Working Group on Enhanced Co-operation.
Congratulations to the selected ones and I wish the others good luck for
another round.
Best wishes,
Nadira Alaraj

---------- Forwarded message ----------
*From:* Ian Peter <ian.peter at ianpeter.com>
*Sent:* Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:45 AM
*To:* Peter Major <pmajor at bluewin.ch> ; 'Ginger Paque'
<virginiap at diplomacy.edu>
*Cc:* stdev at unctad.org
*Subject:* Civil Society Nominations for WGEC - selections from Civil
Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

Dear Peter,

We submit to you the five names selected by the Civil Society Co-ordination
Group (CSCG) to represent us on the new
Working Group on Enhanced Co-operation. Our names are:

*Richard Hill (WEOG)*

*Lea Kaspar (EE)*

*Parminder Singh (AP)*

*Carlos Afonso (GRULAC)*

*Anriette Esterhuysen (AFRICA).*

These were chosen from a total of twenty-five candidates submitted via our
various networks, as well as directly to the Nomcom, in accordance with our
Procedures outlined at  http://internetgov-cs.org/procedures. In choosing
representatives, we were concerned to ensure both gender and geographic
balance: but also to combine previous experience and knowledge in this
field with the introduction of new articulate voices from the civil society
grouping. We were also concerned to ensure that the range of political
perspectives which exist within civil society were adequately represented.

This was an extremely difficult decision for us, given the range of
excellent candidates available. But we believe the selected representatives
will each bring a unique but representative perspective to your

Biographical details for the selected candidates appear below (we will
forward email contact details separately). Please do not hesitate to
contact us if you require further information, or if there are any concerns
about any of these nominations.


Ian Peter and Ginger Paque, Co-chairs, CSCG

(The Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) exists solely to ensure a
coordinated civil society response and conduit when it comes to making
civil society appointments to outside bodies. It comprises representatives
of the coalition members of the Best Bits, Association for Progressive
Communications, Internet Governance Caucus, Just Net Coalition, and
Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group of ICANN. Together the reach of these
groups extends to many hundreds of non-governmental organisations, as well
as a great number of individuals. )



Richard Hill is a member of the Just Net Coalition's Steering Committee and
the president of the Association for Proper Internet Governance, a
non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. He has an extensive
background in information systems, telecommunications, negotiation,
mediation, conflict management, and Internet governance. He is a vice-Chair
of ISOCCH and of ISOC's newly-created Chapters Advisory Council. Richard
was with ITU from 2001 to 2012 and was part of the WSIS secretariat team
dealing with Internet governance; he was involved in WGIG, and in various
ITU discussions on Internet-related matters. Richard is an accredited
mediator, an active domain name arbitrator, and one of the ICANN PICDRP
arbitrators. He has published papers on mediation, computer-related
intellectual property issues, and Internet governance, and contributes to
discussions on various mailing lists. Richard was a commenting observer
with the previous WGEC.


Lea Kaspar heads Global Partner Digital's (GPD) programmatic portfolio and
leads the organisation’s international policy arm. Since joining GPD in
2012, she has been concentrating upon facilitating multistakeholder
dialogue and civil society engagement in international internet governance
debates. She has developed and coordinated information sharing, capacity
building, and advocacy initiatives at the Global Conference on Cyberspace
(GCCS), NETmundial, the WSIS+10 Review process, the 2013-2014 UN CSTD
Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC), and various processes of the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She is a member of the
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), a
member of the UK Multistakeholder Group on Internet Governance (MAGIG), and
sits on the Steering Committee of the UK IGF. During the 2013-14 WGEC, she
participated as an active observer in 4 out of 5 meetings of the Group.
Following its establishment, she joined the WGEC Correspondence Group, and
played a critical role in developing the mapping output of the Group, which
served as the basis for the CSTD mapping report issued in November 2014.
Through this engagement, she gained invaluable insight into the dynamics of
the enhanced cooperation debate.


Parminder is Executive Director of IT for Change, an India based NGO, in
Special Consultative Status with UN's Economic and Social Council. This
Special Status has been granted to IT for Change for its work at the global
level on Information Society issues at the World Summit on the Information
Society (WSIS) and thereafter. IT for Change's core mandate is to work at
the intersection of new ICTs and progressive social change, from the
standpoint of equity and social justice. The interests of marginalized
sections, including women, remain IT for Change's key focus. IT for Change
is widely acknowledged to be a key actor bringing representation of voices
from the South, and those generally of marginalized sections, to global
forums on information society and Internet governance.  Parminder leads IT
for Change's work in the area of governance reform and community
informatics, and has been its main representative in IG spaces at the
global and national levels. His previous work on the CSTD WGEC continues
the institutional memory and concern for global south issues.


*Carlos A. Afonso*, Brazilian, is the director of the Instituto NUPEF (Rio
de Janeiro), chair of the Brazilian chapter of Internet Society, and a
founding member and current board member of CGI.br representing civil
society. Together with Herbert de Souza, he founded IBASE and implemented
Alternex, the first non-profit Internet services provider in Brazil. In
1990, he participated in the founding of APC, and from 1997-1998 served as
APC's first chair. In 1991, he proposed and supervised the Internet project
for the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio, 1992) in
collaboration with APC. Mr. Afonso is an expert in the field of Internet
Governance. He has written books and articles on networking for human
development in different languages. He received LACNIC's Trajectory Prize
in 2010 and APC' Betinho Award in 2015. Master in Economics, Carlos studied
naval engineering and concluded doctoral studies in Social and Political
Thought. Mr Afonso was one of the participants in the last WGEC. His
presence will help ensure the continuation of previous WGEC work, and help
preserve institutional memory of this work, as he assists new members to
incorporate their new ideas.


Anriette Esterhuysen is the executive director of the Association for
Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of organizations
working with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to support
social justice and development. Prior to joining APC Anriette was executive
director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution
for civil society, labour and community organizations in southern Africa.
She was active in the struggle against Apartheid and from 1987 to 1992 did
information and communication work in development and human rights
organizations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Anriette served on the African
Technical Advisory Committee of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa's
African Information Society Initiative and was a member of the United
Nations ICT Task Force from 2002 to 2005, the World Summit on the
Information Society (WSIS) Task Working Group on Financing Mechanisms, and
the Commission for Science and Technology for Development Working Group on
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Improvements. She was a member of the IGF
Multistakeholder Advisory Group from 2012-14.. She was inducted into the
Internet Hall of Fame as a global connecter in 2013. Currently Anriette is
a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. She has published
extensively on ICTs for development and social justice.
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