[governance] Bruna Santos as the new IGC Co-coordinator

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Thu May 11 05:38:05 EDT 2017

Dear IGC members,

I would like to use this opportunity to bring to your attention this
wonderful news that we have a new Co-coordinator, joining me in this role
to support this group. Her name is *Bruna Martins dos Santos (Bruna
Santos), from Brazil*. She was chosen based on the following process:

A call for nominations for a new co-co was sent to the list on April 27,
2017 and was supposed to close on May 10th, giving ample time for us to
carry the nomination process. Several reminders, as promised, were sent by
Arsene Tungali, the last one being a day prior to the expiration of the
nomination process.

Please see pasted bellow the call sent, just for record:

---Message begins--

Dear colleagues,

It is time to elect a new Co-coordinator for the Caucus, to replace Analía
who has already completed her two-year term, and to work with me (Arsene).
As you know, the IGC is operating with two volunteers called

I would like to send my apologies for the time it took me to quick start
this process; as you know, we have been busy with migrating our server but
also I informed that I will be launching this once we have submitted our
workshop proposal to the upcoming IGF (which we did today). This is an
usual process and I beg you to bear with me. You will remember I did launch
this call while we were still working on the server but so many of you only
saw it later on when the system was restored back.

We invite members of the IGC to nominate candidates (please check with them
first about their willingness to serve), or to nominate themselves as
Co-coordinator to serve for 2 years, from 2017-2019. All you need to do is
to send TO THE LIST your statement of interest (in the body of an email and
attached in a .doc file) with the following elements:

-          Your full name

-          Your country of origin and of residence

-          Anything we need to know about your work/involvement with
IGC/IGF/Civil Society activities. (200 words max)

-          Why do you think you can be a good Co-coordinator for the IGC?
(Max 200 words)

-          What’s your vision for the IGC during your term if elected? Pick
up to 3 current issues we face in the group that you will consider as
priority during your first year. (Max 200 words)

The nomination period will be open until midnight UTC on May 10th,
2017. After this date, we will circulate a resume of candidate's profiles
and enable a voting link to all IGC members in order to elect our new

You can check duties and responsibilities on our website (www.igcaucus.org)
<http://igcaucus.org/charter>I do encourage all of you who wish to have a
different experience with international advocacy or Internet public policy
issues to consider applying. Also, we need to revitalize our group so we
need someone very dynamic that will bring a push to support me.

Kind regards,


IGC Co-coordinator

---Message ends---

We received the nomination from Ms. Bruna Martins sent to the list on May 9
th expressing her interest to join this voluntary leadership position. Her
statement of interest as well as her vision for this group are pasted
bellow for your record (at the end of this email). She received public
expression of support from Michael Oghia, Evelynn Namara and Renata Aquino
and no one had a negative view on her candidacy.

Given the fact that she was the only one, we will not proceed to the next
phase which was to organize a poll but I suggest we immediately consider
her into the role, as our new second Co-coordinator, serving from May 2017
to May 2019. As a reminder, my term will expire on or around February 2018
and she will be responsible to carry the election for the new

I will leave this open for the next few days should anyone *has any comment
on the process or anyone has a strong feeling about why Bruna Santos should
not be considered for this role in line of the above explained process.*
Please, do state why you think she will do great or not in your comment
(that can be sent to me privately or directly to the list). On Monday, May
15th, I will send a final email based on the feedback that I will have

Best regards,

Arsene, IGC Co-coordinator

--- Statement from Bruna---

*Your full name*: Bruna Martins dos Santos

*Your country of origin and of residence*: Brazil

*Anything we need to know about your work/involvement with IGC/IGF/Civil
Society activities*.

I am an active member of the ISOCs SIG Group Youth Observatory and,
therefore, an advocate for the inclusion of youth in policy-making
processes regarding Internet Governance. I have also contributed to the
IGF's Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access as an independent researcher
and one of the authors of the Young Latin American Women Declaration:
Enabling access to empower young women and build a feminist Internet
Governance, an input from the Youth Observatory to the BPF Gender that
addressed the importance of ensuring a safe online environment for women

*Why do you think you can be a good Co-coordinator for the IGC?*

I believe I'd be able to serve IG Caucus as a co-coordinator due to the
fact that I have been for the past years a good advocate for the interests
of Civil Society as I have been involved in some local brazilian
initiatives for ensuring the rights of citizens online such as the Marco
Civil da Internet and the organization of Arena NETMundial, a side event
for the NetMundial directed at the Civil Society representatives that were
in brazil during the meeting and that aimed to hold the same discussions
regarding the future of the Internet with the local community . Therefore I
believe that despite the fact that I am quite young, I believe I would be a
good co-Coordinator due to that fact that Im willing to advocate for a more
inclusive and equal Internet, and am also continuing my engagement
activities with the IG community.

*What’s your vision for the IGC during your term if elected? Pick up to 3
current issues we face in the group that you will consider as priority
during your first year.* (Max 200 words)

As for my visions for the IGC during the Term, given the fact that this
list was my prior tool for accessing informations regarding Internet
Governance, I believe on making it more participative through
accountability. I think it would be important for the members to know who
else is alongside them and also whom they could reach out in any subject
they wish to, outreach for the IG Caucus is a very important thing for the
list as its members are the influencers in all of the different regions of
the globe

As for the 3 current issues, I believe that Increasing balanced
participation in internet governance debates - gender and regional
representations;  bringing youth into the internet governance debate;
 interconnecting more civil society groups would be the three elected by

-----Statement ends---

**Arsène Tungali* <http://about.me/ArseneTungali>*
Co-Founder & Executive Director, *Rudi international
CEO,* Smart Services Sarl <http://www.smart-serv.info>*, *Mabingwa Forum
Tel: +243 993810967
GPG: 523644A0
*Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo*

2015 Mandela Washington Felllow
(YALI) - ISOC Ambassador (IGF Brazil
& Mexico
- AFRISIG 2016 <http://afrisig.org/afrisig-2016/class-of-2016/> - Blogger
<http://tungali.blogspot.com> - ICANN Fellow (Los Angeles
<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en> & Marrakech
). AFRINIC Fellow (Mauritius
- *IGFSA Member <http://www.igfsa.org/> - Internet Governance - Internet

Check the *2016 State of Internet Freedom in DRC* report (English
<http://cipesa.org/?wpfb_dl=234>) and (French
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