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:
If you are interested in being considered, please review the nomination process document and then complete the a submission template and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Dan is employed as a Senior Content Strategist with the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are entirely his own. Visit the blog maintained by Dan York here.
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