[discuss] /1net Steering/Coordination Commitee

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Dec 20 22:40:37 UTC 2013


On the contrary, the selection committee was formed by representatives 
from several of the most prominent Civil Society organizations 
contributing to Internet Governance work.

I believe that it is a very respectable slate of representative picked 
by as legitimate a process as can be formed in CS at this point in time.

While I en devour to avoid email exchange with certain parties, I could 
not let the falsehood stand.


On 20-Dec-13 03:42, Klaus Stoll wrote:
> strongly +++1
> Klaus
> On 12/20/2013 12:27 AM, michael gurstein wrote:
>> Adiel and all,
>> I don't know what process you went through to do this selection but
>> you should be aware that the process undertaken by  "Civil Society" in
>> the selection of their nominees was so flawed as to render any
>> nomination from the "Civil Society" grouping as illegitimate.
>> The CS "Nominating Committee" was self-selected within the extremely
>> limited set of civil society organizations currently active in the
>> Internet Governance space (many of which have little or no actual
>> membership or visible networking into the broader global Civil Society
>> community).
>> In the process of constituting their "Nominating Committee" there was
>> no attempt to reach out to additional organizations with interests or
>> activities in the broad IG area but which were not directly active in
>> the very limited existing CS IG spaces.  Where groupings such as the
>> Community Informatics network*, of which I am a part indicated an
>> interest in participation in the Nominating Committee and or of being
>> nominated we were rebuffed without appropriate explanation, appeal or
>> an indication that due transparent and accountable processes had been
>> undertaken.
>> It is notable that all of the nominees from this self-selected
>> nominating group are senior actors in the groups which
>> self-constituted themselves as the nominating group and no others--a
>> process of self-dealing, startling in its audacity if nothing else.
>> As I've mentioned before on this list and to the Civil Society
>> grouping, the Community Informatics community consists of a large
>> number of practitioners, academics, researchers, and technical and
>> policy activists, concerned with community based and grassroots users
>> and NON-Users of the Internet including marginalized communities in
>> Developed and Developing Countries, indigenous peoples, older persons,
>> those with disabilities among others and thus look to provide an
>> opportunity for “voice” for a very very significant constituency  of
>> those who are either under-represented or not represented at all in
>> current IG discussions.
>> I would strongly suggest that you reconsider your decision in this
>> matter, go back to the "CS" "nominating committee" and insist that
>> they conduct an appropriate, transparent, and accountable process
>> inclusive of ALL those in Civil Society with an active interest and
>> “stake” in Internet Governance matters.
>> In the absence of this, unfortunately your process itself will be
>> equally contaminated as was the "CS" process and the outcome of your
>> activities will be equally unrepresentative of those globally who are
>> impacted by and thus “stakeholders” in the Internet.
>> Sincerely,
>> Mike
>> *The Community Informatics community--thelarger Community Informatics
>> community <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/ciresearchers>
>> (consisting of both the general email list and specialized lists for
>> Canada <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/cracin-canada>,
>> Southern Africa
>> <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/ci-research-sa>, Older
>> Persons,
>> <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/ci-for-older-persons> and
>> Indigenous peoples <mailto:ci-indigenous at lists.knet.ca> as well as the
>> Editorial Board of the Journal of Community Informatics
>> <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialTeam>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces at 1net.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at 1net.org] On
>> Behalf Of Adiel Akplogan
>> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:32 PM
>> To: discuss at 1net.org
>> Subject: [discuss] /1net Steering/Coordination Commitee
>> Dear colleagues,
>> At the end of the deadline for receiving names for the
>> Coordination/Steering committee (many wrote to tell me that they
>> prefer it to be a coordination committee instead of a steering one  -
>> Personally I don't mind as the most important for me is to have a
>> multi-interest/stakeholder group that will help us in shaping the
>> discussions and the campaign along with creating a sustainable bridge
>> with every parties and interest group).
>> The following names were submitted:
>> ** from Business:
>> 1. Aparna Sridhar, Telecom Policy Counsel, Google 2. David Fares,
>> Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox 3.
>> Marilyn Cade, President, ICT Strategies mCade 4. Sarah Wynn-Williams,
>> Manager, Global Public Policy, Facebook 5. Paul Mitchell, Senior
>> Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
>> *** from Civil Society:
>> 1. Joana Varon
>> 2. Rafik Dammak
>> 3. Anriette Esterhuysen
>> 4. Vladimir Radunovik
>> 5. Anja Kovacs
>> The Technical community have requested additional time to complete
>> their selection mechanism and I'm expecting to hear from Academic
>> community anytime.
>> In order to keep thing moving and start giving some structure to this
>> initiative, I would like to suggest that we setup the coordination
>> committee with the names we have while waiting for other to join.
>> Hopefully very soon.
>> As for the nominations related to Brazil meeting's committees, nothing
>> has really progressed from the local committee side. We have names
>> from Business constancy that will be forward to them. We will forward
>> the other as I receive them. I have shared with you on this list all
>> the information I have on that. Any further authoritative information
>> regarding this and the way forward should be coming from CGI.BR.
>> Thanks.
>> - a.
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