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REGION: Asia/Australia/Pacific

 

 

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REGION: Africa

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Dear NCUC members,

 

Candidate Statement for the NCUC EC Africa

Name: Benjamin Akinmoyeje - Region: Africa - Gender: Male- Affiliation: Management Sciences for Health

COI: I have no conflict of interest.

 

1         Why do you want to serve on the EC?

I have chosen to serve on the EC as Africa representative because of the following reasons:

 

  • Strengthen Outreach strategies to African Academic Institutions, civil societies, non-commercial users, etc. 
  • Simplify policies development process participation for new members
  • Facilitate a workable mentorship programme for existing African non-active/engaging members and new African newcomers.
  • Leverage on all existing Internet Governance opportunities/ platforms/ events to champion the cause NCUC visions and missions within and outside of Africa.
  • Finally I want to serve in order to learn, participate more actively in the NCUC.

 

2      Provide a brief biography of recent experience, associations, and affiliations relevant to serving on the Executive Committee. Describe the relevance of your personal and professional experience to serve on the NCUC Executive Committee, and identify any conflicts of interests you might have.

 

I am an IT & ICTD Manager for a non- profit public health organization based in  Nigeria. I work to provide electronic medical record for health facilities supporting people living with HIV/AIDS in low resource communities, NCUC member since ICANN 47

  • member ISOC Nigeria 
  • AFRINIC 19 Fellow
  • ICANN 49 Fellowship Alumni,
  • Member and Alumni Diplo Foundation 
  • CPRSouth 2015 Young Scholar. 
  • Participated in the NetMundial Meeting, Netmundial Initiative in Sao Paolo in 2014. 
  • I am regular participant and stakeholder in the Nigeria Internet Governance forum deliberations and meetings.
  • Alumni of First Summer school of African Internet Governance - AFRISIG
  • I have co-proposed accepted Internet Governance Forum in IGF 2015 and IGF 2016.
  • A member of different ICT for Development academic and research group CPRSOUTH, ICTD Researchers in Africa Network, ICT for Social Innovation (www.ict4si.org[ict4si.org])

My professional and personal work consistently encourage me seek out ways to look to get the benefit of the Internet to individual users as a tool of development such as education, health, innovation and empowerment. I user open source application to support public health facilities, I carry out research to support ICT for development,  I train health workers and elderly citizens on the use of technologies to achieve more, I advocate for open and transparent pricing and affordable broadband access for all. Recently being an NCUC member on these working groups

  • Membership Engagement Team (NCUC group) 
  • CCWG Accountability
  • GNSO Next-Gen RDS PDP WG

 

3  The EC performs several functional responsibilities for the Constituency. What level of time commitment can you bring to your EC role on a weekly and overall basis? Describe any concerns or limitations on your ability to attend online meetings of the Executive Committee and ICANN Meetings in person.

 

As a member of the NCUC EC Africa representative: I can give an average of 4 hours a week. I do not have any limitations to attend only meetings if elected to represent Africa in the EC .

As an individual  I am committed to attending EC and ICANN Meetings as I have shown in the past even with or without travel support, I have full or partial funded my travels to ICANN meetings.

 

 

4   Communication with the membership is critical. How would you keep members apprised of your EC-related activities?

 

As a member EC representing the African region, I will identify the critical  policy issues which are on the table for discussion and simplify it for the understanding of my African audience and newcomers with available channels of communications such as  emails, newsletters, blogs, targeted social media platforms like twitter, Facebook and google hangout. Also working with existing NCUC communications strategies and members reach to advance the work I am doing in the NCUC EC. I hope to drive engagement by linking my activities EC to some of the real life issues and benefits of NCUC activities to the African users , especially on the issues of  Human Rights, Development, Privacy,  and Multilingual Internet.

 

5        How do you foresee NCUC’s function, scale, or role changing in the future? What areas of ICANN policy, if any, need more attention and why? Incumbent candidates should answer in a manner that is both backward and forward looking, i.e. taking note of their contributions and work in the previous year.

 

The statements should be relatively concise, e.g. a couple paragraphs per question

Personally, I  see  NCUC’s  function eveolving in the future, as we bring more participation of academia, non-commercial users from developing countries on board. As we connect the next billion to the Internet and NCUC as the home of the non-commercial users ;  needs to attract more members and become stronger advocate for the issues of concerns to the constituent (civil societies communities and individual users) in ICANN policy development and the trending Internet Governance issues. In the face of changing governments and technologies, NCUC roles to protect the interest of the  individual users will certainly have to change and be dynamic especially with the issues of privacy - Africa is seeing the rising cases of revenge porn, government's clamp down on social media, National Internet blackouts, cyber attacks, social media influence in elections, etc. in order to get participation of the silent majority, NCUC must also move to champion education about domain name rights, freedom of speech, etc  of civil societies and other bodies with common interests. NCUC within ICANN will have to form seek collaborations of ICANN constituents who have common goals on different policy issues for the purpose of impact. NCUC with ICANN must support those UN SDG goals that coincides with NCUC mission.

 

It is with excitement I look forward to serving the NCUC community to engender participation of all diverse groups especially those from developing countries and newcomers to ICANN.

 

 

Thank you,

Benjamin Akinmoyeje

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REGION: Latin America/Caribbean

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Hello,

My Name is João Carlos Rebello Caribé, I'm from Brazil, LAC Region, Male and I'm a Campaign Manager and founder of Movimento Mega and also independent consultant.  You can check my professional history at LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/caribe[linkedin.com] 

I declare that I don't has any conflict of Interest.

 

1. Why do you want to serve on the EC?

I want to serve the NCUC in this next and last term to improve their communication, support to new members and accountability. Many hours are invested in debates by discussion groups, webinars, ICANN meetings and other forums and little is recorded and shared to the general public. I intend to understand this process and propose improvements with stakeholders. Also the LAC region has been hampered by having had three meetings recently transferred because of the Zika epidemic, this significantly affects  local engagement, and no matter how good the ICANN compensation program is, it does not replace the intensity and timeliness of a local event . For this reason, I intend to continue working in partnership with the Africa Executive Board, in defense of the interests of the global South, which have different priorities from the other regions, and always in the prioritization of decisions that affect our region.

I want to share my experience in grassroot activism and coordination and motivation of large workgroups and debates as I did in the past when I coordinated a group of 13,000 users of Macromedia, and also as activist and communication professional.

2. Provide a brief biography of recent experience, associations, and affiliations relevant to serving on the Executive Committee. Describe the relevance of your personal and professional experience to serve on the NCUC Executive Committee, and identify any conflicts of interests you might have.

I am the campaign manager and the founder of Movimento Mega <http://movimentomega.org.br/[movimentomega.org.br]>, a Brazilian collective dedicated to internet policy issues at both national and global levels, Counselor representing Latin America & Caribe Civil Society on NETmundial initiative and creator of Terceira Social Crowdvertasing, a crowdsourced advertising and marketing agency to help small NGOs to spread their word.

Formerly self-called "Movimento Mega Não", the Movimento Mega was created to face the crescent internet freedom menaces as well the civil rights and human rights violations in Brazil through authoritarian bill projects in the Brazilian Parliament. In 2009 the “Mega Não” become a powerful platform for mobilization and information against threats to internet freedom, working from public hearings, lectures, interviews, flash mobs to blogging collective.

It was the one of coordinator for the Brazilian Blackout against SOPA on January 18, achieving membership of over 400 sites in Brazil. In 2011, "Mega Não" won the Frida Prize, in "freedoms" category, as a project with a prominent activity in the public and political level to avoid censorship of the Internet. Prize offered by LACNIC, ISOC and IDRC and delivered during the LACNIC XVI in Buenos Aires <http://programafrida.net/libertades2011[programafrida.net]>. Movimento Mega is also member of ISOC Brazil, The Internet Defense League, Red Latam, Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality and the NCSG at ICANN.

My background is in engineering and marketing, currently I work as independent innovation consulting to private sector and on internet policy processes at national and global levels, with special attention on how decisions taken at international arenas such as UN affect national legislation as well everyday people lives. In the last year both myself and my organization have been working on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and ICANN, particularly in relation to the non commercial users perspective of the ICANN issues. My duties focuses the following activities: to coordinate the overall Movimento Mega's activities; to coordinate the political analyses and online content; to coordinate public hearings and mobilizations; to deliver presentations on internet policy, security, openness and privacy issues at academic and non academic events, congress and meetings. I am also member of Diplo Internet Governance Community.

 

3. The EC performs several functional responsibilities for the Constituency.  What  level of time commitment can you bring to your EC role on a weekly and overall basis?  Describe any concerns or limitations on your ability to attend online meetings of the Executive Committee and ICANN Meetings in person. 

I  will continued to dedicate at least six hours a week, and more when needed to carry out EC tasks. I'm free to join the calls and/or in person meetings of the EC, when needed. Usually I don't have limitations to attend online or in person, when these are scheduled in timely manner.

 

4. Communication with the membership is critical. How would you keep members apprised of your EC-related activities?

I intend to use the default channel of communication with members trough regular posts on the lists. Also reaching out to members of NCUC to get their inputs and feedbacks. I participate in multiple lists that discuss IG and policy making, including some of LAC and Brazil region, that I must use to share information and captivate the interest to participate at NCUC. Finally using social media, through private and public spaces, to build interest and capacity building for new actors that has affinity with our constituency agenda.

 

5. How do you foresee NCUC’s function, scale, or role changing in the future? What areas of ICANN policy, if any, need more attention and why?  

Networking is the key issue to continue strengthening the NCUC, a civil society stakeholder inside ICANN's complex structure, once important strengths of the civil society are directed related to the quantity and quality of capacity building of the citizens in the subjects of our agenda.

Inside the ICANN policy we have to work beyond gTLD's and IANA transition debates too, once the operation of gTLD become ICANN the richest "I"star member and IANA function the most powerful, and is important to discuss now policies and warranties about the use of this budget to forest Internet development focused in principles and objectives which respect the Internet ecosystem and the social development, and specially on LAC region.  

 

--

João Carlos R. Caribé

Transdisciplinary Consultant - Wazushi

NETmundial Initiative Counselor

ICANN NCUC Executive Committee member

 

http://about.me/caribe[about.me]

 

Skype joaocaribe

+55(021) 9 8761 1967

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REGION: Europe

 

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REGION: Africa

Dear NCUC members,

 

Candidate Statement for the NCUC EC Africa

Name: Benjamin Akinmoyeje - Region: Africa - Gender: Male- Affiliation: Management Sciences for Health

COI: I have no conflict of interest.

 

1         Why do you want to serve on the EC?

I have chosen to serve on the EC as Africa representative because of the following reasons:

 

  • Strengthen Outreach strategies to African Academic Institutions, civil societies, non-commercial users, etc. 
  • Simplify policies development process participation for new members
  • Facilitate a workable mentorship programme for existing African non-active/engaging members and new African newcomers.
  • Leverage on all existing Internet Governance opportunities/ platforms/ events to champion the cause NCUC visions and missions within and outside of Africa.
  • Finally I want to serve in order to learn, participate more actively in the NCUC.

 

2      Provide a brief biography of recent experience, associations, and affiliations relevant to serving on the Executive Committee. Describe the relevance of your personal and professional experience to serve on the NCUC Executive Committee, and identify any conflicts of interests you might have.

 

I am an IT & ICTD Manager for a non- profit public health organization based in  Nigeria. I work to provide electronic medical record for health facilities supporting people living with HIV/AIDS in low resource communities, NCUC member since ICANN 47

  • member ISOC Nigeria 
  • AFRINIC 19 Fellow
  • ICANN 49 Fellowship Alumni,
  • Member and Alumni Diplo Foundation 
  • CPRSouth 2015 Young Scholar. 
  • Participated in the NetMundial Meeting, Netmundial Initiative in Sao Paolo in 2014. 
  • I am regular participant and stakeholder in the Nigeria Internet Governance forum deliberations and meetings.
  • Alumni of First Summer school of African Internet Governance - AFRISIG
  • I have co-proposed accepted Internet Governance Forum in IGF 2015 and IGF 2016.
  • A member of different ICT for Development academic and research group CPRSOUTH, ICTD Researchers in Africa Network, ICT for Social Innovation (www.ict4si.org[ict4si.org])

My professional and personal work consistently encourage me seek out ways to look to get the benefit of the Internet to individual users as a tool of development such as education, health, innovation and empowerment. I user open source application to support public health facilities, I carry out research to support ICT for development,  I train health workers and elderly citizens on the use of technologies to achieve more, I advocate for open and transparent pricing and affordable broadband access for all. Recently being an NCUC member on these working groups

  • Membership Engagement Team (NCUC group) 
  • CCWG Accountability
  • GNSO Next-Gen RDS PDP WG

 

3  The EC performs several functional responsibilities for the Constituency. What level of time commitment can you bring to your EC role on a weekly and overall basis? Describe any concerns or limitations on your ability to attend online meetings of the Executive Committee and ICANN Meetings in person.

 

As a member of the NCUC EC Africa representative: I can give an average of 4 hours a week. I do not have any limitations to attend only meetings if elected to represent Africa in the EC .

As an individual  I am committed to attending EC and ICANN Meetings as I have shown in the past even with or without travel support, I have full or partial funded my travels to ICANN meetings.

 

 

4   Communication with the membership is critical. How would you keep members apprised of your EC-related activities?

 

As a member EC representing the African region, I will identify the critical  policy issues which are on the table for discussion and simplify it for the understanding of my African audience and newcomers with available channels of communications such as  emails, newsletters, blogs, targeted social media platforms like twitter, Facebook and google hangout. Also working with existing NCUC communications strategies and members reach to advance the work I am doing in the NCUC EC. I hope to drive engagement by linking my activities EC to some of the real life issues and benefits of NCUC activities to the African users , especially on the issues of  Human Rights, Development, Privacy,  and Multilingual Internet.

 

5        How do you foresee NCUC’s function, scale, or role changing in the future? What areas of ICANN policy, if any, need more attention and why? Incumbent candidates should answer in a manner that is both backward and forward looking, i.e. taking note of their contributions and work in the previous year.

 

The statements should be relatively concise, e.g. a couple paragraphs per question

Personally, I  see  NCUC’s  function eveolving in the future, as we bring more participation of academia, non-commercial users from developing countries on board. As we connect the next billion to the Internet and NCUC as the home of the non-commercial users ;  needs to attract more members and become stronger advocate for the issues of concerns to the constituent (civil societies communities and individual users) in ICANN policy development and the trending Internet Governance issues. In the face of changing governments and technologies, NCUC roles to protect the interest of the  individual users will certainly have to change and be dynamic especially with the issues of privacy - Africa is seeing the rising cases of revenge porn, government's clamp down on social media, National Internet blackouts, cyber attacks, social media influence in elections, etc. in order to get participation of the silent majority, NCUC must also move to champion education about domain name rights, freedom of speech, etc  of civil societies and other bodies with common interests. NCUC within ICANN will have to form seek collaborations of ICANN constituents who have common goals on different policy issues for the purpose of impact. NCUC with ICANN must support those UN SDG goals that coincides with NCUC mission.

 

It is with excitement I look forward to serving the NCUC community to engender participation of all diverse groups especially those from developing countries and newcomers to ICANN.

 

 

Thank you,

Benjamin Akinmoyeje

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REGION: Latin America/Caribbean

 
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REGION: North America

 

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POSITION: Chair

Candidate Statement for the NCUC Chair position 

 

Name: Farzaneh Badii - Region: Europe- Gender: Female- Affiliation: Associate Researcher at Humbold Institute for Internet and Society

 

COI: I have no conflict of interest.

 

Dear NCUC Members,

Last year when I ran for the NCUC Executive Committee (EC) I used the statement template to tell you what I would do for you as the Europe EC rep. This year, my ambitions as the candidate for NCUC Chair go beyond that template. So please accept my apology for this ad hoc statement, but I have big dreams.

The NCUC members and the NCUC mission are the reasons why I am running for the Chair position.  I believe we have great amount of talent and untapped resources within NCUC that can be used to advance the noncommercial users interests at ICANN.  I want to do my best so that you are supported in the voluntary work you do at NCUC.

At NCUC EC, I will strive for utmost transparency and accountability. Building on the legacy of the past chairs and ECs, I will work with the EC members to communicate with you and involve you more in decision making at NCUC.

I will look out for the opportunities to help strengthen the NCUC, make sure we are aware of all the programs available to us.

I will diligently carry out the tasks Bylaws require. As you know, we have been working on new NCUC bylaws for the past year. I promise that none of the procedural rules required to be carried out by EC in accordance to the current or the future Bylaws will go unnoticed. I look forward to working and supporting the regional EC members to achieve our goals and uphold the NCUC values. 

I plan to be engaged with members’ policy activities at ICANN. I think it is important for the EC to understand what the members do and have a deep understanding of policy work at ICANN. The EC’s tasks are mainly administrative but need to have insights into NCUC policy work to have successful outreach and convincing in-reach. That is how we can gain respect from our very active members and encourage others to join.  The new Bylaws propose a Policy Committee (PC) for NCUC. I think that is timely and a good start.  If the Bylaws are adopted, and in case I am elected, with the help of EC members, we will make sure that the PC is operational and well functioning.

In my candidate statement last year, I mentioned several goals and plans. I am glad that I have achieved some of them, such as in-reach and outreach and more effective communication with the members. I want to continue carrying out the promised plans, this time as the Chair of NCUC, working with all of you and the EC members to come up with outreach and in-reach strategies, to achieve gender balance and enhance regional diversity at NCUC and to have a constituency that is empowered and ever more effective at ICANN.

Thank you for reading this statement. I look forward to talking to you and answering your questions  via email and mailing list and  at tomorrow's "meet the candidates" virtual meeting which will be held at 13.00 UTC. 

 Best regards, 

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Farzaneh

 

 

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