At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Amrita Choudhury

2) Picture/Image:
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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:


a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):

b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

APRALO

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):

Cybercafe Association CCAOI

d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?

No

e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

Director CCAOI President Internet Society India Delhi Chapter Chapter Advisory Council Steering Commiteee (ChAC-SC)Team member, representaing Asia at ISOC Lead APAC for Women SIG at ISOC One of the Founders and Steering Committee Member of India School of Internet Governance (inSIG) Advisor Youth IGF India MSG in APrIGF Curator Diplo Foundation

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

CCAOI

5) Please identify your current position(s):

Director

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Internet Governance related policy, capacity building, outreach and engagment and research

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:

India

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:

None

9) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:


a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?

No

If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?

No

If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

10) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

Mentor from At Large for the ICANN Fellowship
Curator of the APRALO Monthly newsletter
Observer in Work Track 5, At Large Consolidate Working Group (CPWG) and At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG)
Member of the Social Media Working Group (SMWG) and At large Leadership Development team for ATLAS III
Was a member of the APRALO Hot Topic Survey Initiative

11) Additional information (optional):

Amrita has the experience and understanding of the issues of not only the APAC region, but also of most emerging nations, owing to her involvement at the grassroots level on topics of Access, digital literacy, multilingual internet, inclusion of unrepresented communities, women and youth, which she articulates effectively at global forums.

An active member and contributor at national, regional and global IG platforms, she has been contributing to national, regional and global IG platforms as MSG AprIGF; At Large ALS and ICANN Fellow and Coach; BPF Women at IGF. She is one of the Founders of the India School of Internet Governance (inSIG); actively involved with IG communities of the region.

She is demonstrating her leadership skills as President, ISOC Delhi Chapter, Lead APAC for Women Special Interest group and ChAC-SC at ISOC, Steering committee member inSIG, Director CCAOI. She is advising and guiding youth initiatives - of the Youth IGF in India.

Her involvement as Beyond the Net Selection Committee member, APSIG 2017 selection commitee, BPF Women, Lead Sub theme Diversity and Inclusion AprIGF Synthesis Document 2018 drafting committee, has rendered Amrita the necessary skills for evaluation while balancing diversity and inclusion, decision making through rough consensus - skills necessary for any IG practitioner involved in decision making.

Her excellent networking and communication skills, are qualities important for NomCom. She has been managing the inSIG Secretariat; created the CCAOI platform to provide a voice for 150000 small entrepreneurs providing assisted Internet service; as APSIG Alumni, coordinated All SIG2017 meeting; organized successful capacity building sessions to encourage engagement across South Asia and curator of the APRALO monthly newsletter and the CCAOI Monthly newsletter which is the only monthly IG newsletter sharing the sub regional perspective. Besides, she is a Curator for Diplo Foundation.

12) Page last revised:

30-Apr-2019


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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)