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):


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))?

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 One of the Founding members and Steering Committee Member of India School of Internet Governance (inSIG) Advisor Youth IGF India Co Vice Chair APrIGF UN IGF MAG Member Executive Committee Member IGFSA Curator Diplo Foundation

4) Please identify your current employer(s):


5) Please identify your current position(s):


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

Digital Policy and Internet Governance related policy work, capacity building, outreach and engagement and research. Working and building communities.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:


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:


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?


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?


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):

Observer in Consolidate Working Group (CPWG)

Curator of the APRALO newsletter

APRALO Vice Chair 2021 -2022

Member of APRALO Mentorship Group, part of several other APRALO WGs

Delegate NomCom from APRALO 2020-2021,  2019-2020

In NomCom,  member of the Outreach subcommittee, Assessment and Interview subcommittee

Earlier was part of At large Leadership Development team for ATLAS III ,  member of the APRALO Hot Topic Survey Initiative and observer in At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG), Member of the ALS Mobilisation WG and Social media WG and NextGen: Member  NexGen@ selection committee

11) Additional information (optional):

I graciously accept the nomination for the position of APRALO Chair.

As a person who works with people and representing the interest of end users for over a decade, along with my experience as Vice Chair and in the past as a delegate from APRALO in Nominating Committee, I have developed a reasonable understanding of the opportunities and challenges which APRALO faces today. APRALO today faces the challenge of reduced participation and engagement of our members especially post the pandemic, less participation of new people in the policy development processes, and a ready pool of potential next to next generation leaders for APRALO.

All these and more issues need to be addressed so that APRALO continues to be relevant for end users. 

If selected by the community for the role of APRALO Chair, I would attempt to focus on trying to re-engage the community more in the APRALO and At Large process which in the last two years has reduced; further enhance the engagement and communication with the ALSes and individual members by keeping them more informed on the various initiatives; support to build a pool of next generation leaders in APRALO which I feel is very essential;  and support the APRALO community and At large leadership on the initiatives and policy efforts wherever appropriate.

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)