[Governance] IGF MAG Nominations process

Bruna Martins dos Santos bruna.mrtns at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 23:28:06 EDT 2020

Dear all,

Please find below the details of the process by which all IGC members are
invited to submit nominations to the Civil Society Coordination Group
(CSCG) as part of the 2020 elections for the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory
Group (MAG). Our procedures of appointments can be found at this link:

My apologies for the delay in sending this email to the NCSG list.

The CSCG exists solely to ensure a coordinated civil society response and
conduit when it comes to making civil society appointments to outside

A dedicated Nomination Committee (or NomCom) has been set up to facilitate
this process within the CSCG. The NomCom is comprised of one (1)
representative from our coalition members who responded to a call to revive
the NomCom for the purposes of the 2020 MAG elections, namely the
Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Just Net Coalition (JNC),
ICANN's NCSG, and the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC). You will find all
the necessary information below.

The NomCom have been tasked by the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)
to run the process of selection and endorsement of civil society candidates
nominated for the 2020 IGF MAG selection round.

Based on this information (
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/mag-2021-renewal), this
year, there are 6 seats available for civil society candidates, the CSCG
has decided to endorse a pool of up to 8 names where the IGF Secretariat
will choose from. The deadline for nominations to be sent to the
NomCom is *August

Thank you for being part of this process and please let me know should you
have any questions.

*2020 IGF MAG Selection Round – Nominations Selection criteria*

   - Candidates should have extensive linkages with civil society groups.
   - Candidates must be able to provide advice on the programme and main
   themes of the next meeting of the IGF.
   - Candidates must be able to attend two to three MAG meetings in Geneva,
   Switzerland, in addition to the annual IGF meeting (note, this is subject
   to travel restrictions that may be in place due to the ongoing COVID
   pandemic and likely to take place online should travel restrictions still
   be in place).
   - They should participate actively in the preparatory process throughout
   the year, through engagement in the online multilateral dialogue among MAG
   - Candidates should address these selection criteria in their statement.
   - Self-nominations are allowed.

*Timetable for the process*
Here are important dates to consider for this process:

   - *August 17:* Deadline for nominations from CSCG constituencies to be
   sent to the CSCG NomCom
   - *August 17- August 21*: NomCom shortlist and decide on the 8 names to
   send to the IGF Secretariat
   - *August 22nd:* Notification to selected candidates.
   - *August 23rd-25th:* NomCom Chair will fill in the nomination form (as
   Nominator) as well as communicate with the IGF Secretariat through an
   official letter.

*How to seek CSCG endorsement?*
Candidates who are willing to go through the endorsement process by the
CSCG should do the following:

Produce a Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 2 pages where they
address the selection criteria as set above ;

Send their SOI (in .doc format) to  nomcom at lists.igcaucus.org  copying
their constituency’s mailing list and/or their NomCom representative (for
IGC this is Bruna Santos (bruna.mrtns at gmail.com) with email subject: “My
[Family Name] 2020 IGF MAG SOI”;

In their SOI, they should include the following information required in the
IGF MAG application form:

   - Gender
   - Family Name
   - Given Name
   - Organization
   - Job Title
   - Email
   - Contact Telephone (including country code)
   - Regional Group
   - Nationality (ies) (multiple nationalities can be specified, must be UN
   - Country of Residence
   - City of Residence
   - Justification for the nomination, providing relevant background
   information (no more than 200 words)

*What is the IGF MAG?*

Here is some background information with regards to the IGF MAG:

The 2020 Renewal Call:
The 2020 Nomination Form can be accessed here:

*Bruna Martins dos Santos *

Skype ID: bruna.martinsantos
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