[AfrICANN-discuss] Reminder: Apply Now to Join the ICANN Board, the Councils of GNSO and ccNSO, and the ALAC

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 19:57:09 SAST 2010

Reminder: Apply Now to Join the ICANN Board, the Councils of GNSO and ccNSO,
and the ALAC

13 November 2009
Updated 1 March 2010

ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites Statements of Interest and
candidate recommendations from the Internet community for key leadership
positions to fulfill ICANN's technical and policy coordination role.
Interested individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the
2010 NomCom for the following positions:

   - Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
   - Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from
   the European and North American regions)
   - One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization
   - One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting
   Organization (ccNSO)

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting a majority of
the members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN's
structure. ICANN is an internationally organized, 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 NomCom 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, those
selected 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 NomCom include: Harald
Tveit Alvestrand, Steve Crocker, Dennis Jennings, Gonzalo Navarro,
Rajasekhar Ramaraj, George Sadowsky, Jean-Jacques Subrenat and Katim Touray.

Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be submitted
through an on-line application form at http://forms.icann.org/cgi/soi.cgi or
by contacting nomcom2010 at icann.org.

More information regarding the NomCom can be found at
http://nomcom.icann.org/. Applications will be considered in confidence and
should be received by 2 April 2010 for full consideration. Selections will
be announced in early September 2010. Successful candidates will take up
their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in December 2010.

Candidate recommendations, questions or comments may also be emailed to
nomcom2010 at icann.org .

A NomCom Workshop will be held at the 37th ICANN Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
on 10 March 2010. More opportunities to meet NomCom members in person are
announced on the NomCom webpage; http://nomcom.icann.org/

*Background on Nominating Committee: *

The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the
ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom
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.

NomCom 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 NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive
consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations
and other ICANN entities, individual NomCom members are not accountable to
their appointing constituencies.

Members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance
with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating Committee.

Successful candidates are not remunerated, although direct expenses incurred
in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Fluency in English is a
requirement for all positions. 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 Brazil, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the
United States, India, France, Egypt, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.
Meetings during 2010 are scheduled for Nairobi in Kenya, Brussels in Belgium
and Latin America. The diverse locations facilitate participation across the
world's Internet community; an aspect of growing importance as ICANN's
recently signed Affirmation of Commitments emphasizes ICANN's accountability
to the community.

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