[AfrICANN-discuss] Candidates from Africa needed !!!

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 11:17:00 SAST 2007

Dear All,

Africa is a region of interest for the Nom Com in 2008, as the ICANN Bylaws
specify that there must be at least one director from each of the 5 ICANN
regions. Njeri Rionge's term finishes in November 2008. And we have no
representatives at the Generic Names Supporting Organisation.

The website for the 2008 Nom Com (http://nomcom.icann.org) has complete
information on the Statement of Interest and positions available for
selection by the Committee. The Committee has also posted translations of
the 2008 Nom Com flyer in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Translations of the flyer into Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Swahili will
also be posted in the near future.

If you need specific information do not hesitate to email me directly. For
all who have other lists, please send to people whom you think would be
interested and thanks for doing that.


2008 ICANN Nominating Committee Issues Invitation for Statements of Interest
in ICANN Leadership Positions

14 December 2007

ICANN's Nominating Committee invites Statements of Interest from the
Internet community as it seeks qualified candidates to assist in ICANN's
technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited
to submit a Statement of Interest to this year's Committee for the following
Two members of the ICANN Board of Directors
One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization
One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization
Two members of the At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

ICANN's Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is an independent committee tasked
with selecting a majority of the members of ICANN's Board of Directors and
other positions within ICANN's Supporting Organisations. ICANN is an
internationally organised, public benefit, non-profit corporation dedicated
to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet;
promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet
communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its
mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

Individuals selected by the Nominating Committee will have a unique
opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe,
address the Internet's intriguing technical coordination problems and policy
development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic
dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across
boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.

Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public
service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an
essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, nominees
will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated in order to
facilitate the Internet's critically important societal functions.

Current Board members who have been selected by the Nominating Committee
include: Harald Tveit Alvastrand, Susan Crawford, Roberto Gaetano, Steven
Goldstein, Dennis Jennings, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Njeri Rionge, and
Jean-Jacques Subrenat (see, http://www.icann.org/general/board.html).

Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be submitted
through nomcom2008 at icann.org.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at
http://nomcom.icann.org. Applications will be considered confidentially and
should be received by 15 April 2008 for full consideration. Selections will
be announced before mid September 2008. Successful candidates will take up
their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in November 2008.

Questions or comments may be emailed to ICANN at nomcom2008 at icann.org.


The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the
ICANN Board, Supporting Organisations, and Advisory Committees. Nominating
Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet
community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities
assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

Nominating Committee members contribute understanding of the broad interests
of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of
specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these
perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by
Supporting Organisations and other ICANN entities, individual Nominating
Committee members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies.

Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and
for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating

Successful candidates are not remunerated, although direct expenses incurred
in the course of duty will be reimbursed. These positions may involve
significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic
ICANN meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications.

Recent ICANN Meetings have been held in New Zealand, Canada, Luxembourg,
Argentina, South Africa, Morocco, Brazil, Portugal, Puerto Rico and the
United States. Meetings during 2008 are scheduled for New Delhi, India,
Paris, France, and a city in Africa to be announced. The diverse locations
facilitate participation across the world's Internet community.
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