[Telecentres] Important: WGIG nominations must be submittedbymidnight GMT

Andy Carvin acarvin at edc.org
Wed Sep 29 11:58:46 BST 2004

Hi everyone,

I've heard back from the CS coordinator for the selection process, and 
she's requested that we send backup materials to support each candidate. 
She's also requested that we make two or three of our people alternates, 
with one person as our primary nomination. I'd endorse having Taran be 
our primary nomination, as he's passionate and articulate about Internet 
policy, interested in participating, and is from the South. Would others 
support this? Taran, would you support it?

They've supplied me with a list of information they'd like submitted for 
our nominees. As you'll see, this list is to weed out people who are 
very interested in being nominated from others who are less so, or are 
less qualified. So I have a feeling this may narrow our list down to 
one, or perhaps even none. Comments? -ac

Format for submitting nomination(s)

In making your caucuses/working groups recommendation, we request that 
you submit the following information, which will be passed on to Mr. 
Kummer, with the names of the candidates. Individual members of the CS 
plenary may also submit nominations. Individuals should also submit 
their nominations based on the criteria explained below.

- Reliable contact information for the candidate; i.e. email, telephone, 
fax and postal address.

- A statement indicating the qualities that the person would bring to 
the WGIG.  While no particular content is being required, it is 
recommended that this section include a discussion of the concerns 
mentioned above and a discussion of the experience and perspective the 
candidate would bring to the WGIG discussions.

- A statement of the person's governance related affiliations.  That is 
information such as: which sector does the person belong to (government, 
industry or civil society), what caucuses/working groups do they 
participate in, employer, national background, and language skills.

- An indication from the candidate that they understand the work load 
they are volunteering for and that they are available during the 
expected period of deliberations.

- A short statement about your caucus/working group. Include information 
about the group's background and history, membership (numbers), and 
achievements or other information you think relevant. Please give a URL 
for a website if you have one.

Gáspár Mátyás wrote:
> Dear All,
> Nominating me to represent the world telecentre movement is a great
> recognition of my work in our region. Thanks. I'm quiet and waiting with
> the respond because I don't see what this work/mission means in
> practice, whether my different skills, are good for that, or not. First,
> serving in such position, I'm afraid, my English is not good enough (my
> native language is Hungarian, and the second, close to the native is
> Russian, English is my so called "woking" languge. The other thing is,
> my position at this moment is a telecentre volunteer, parallely with my
> loved telecentre "hobby" as the EUTA president and expert, I've to work
> also for money for living (teaching at Budapest Economy College,
> consulting the Hungarian Ministry of Informatics, city governments, and
> also UNDP in community informatics missions). So, of course, it will be
> great honor for me to work in this mission, I think I have good
> experience for that, but to give a responsible answer(yes or no), I
> simply doesn't see the whole picture, how this affects my life. But, if
> you think - despite this - I'm the "solution", let's go further, I'm not
> against, please help me to clarify, wether my conditions are real
> constrains. If not, I'm ready to work with this group and future
> organisation on my "right place". My basic interest is to create a
> world-wide multicultural community telecentre network, without borders,
> based on some shared values (community, solidarity, knowledge, equal
> opportunity and some others).   
> Matyas Gaspar
> -----Original Message-----
> From: telecentres-bounces at wsis-cs.org
> [mailto:telecentres-bounces at wsis-cs.org] On Behalf Of Andy Carvin
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:27 PM
> To: telecentres at wsis-cs.org
> Subject: Re: [Telecentres] Important: WGIG nominations must be
> submittedbymidnight GMT
> Given the fact we're extremely short on time, and also that the 
> likelihood of any of our candidates being picked is modest at best, I 
> would be comfortable submitting Gaspar, Karin and Taran, all of whom I 
> think would represent our interests quite well. My one concern is that 
> we have not heard from either Gaspar or Karin, and I fear they may not 
> come online before it is too late. Perhaps what we could do is this: I 
> could contact the coordinator of the process, and see if it would be 
> alright to offer their names tentatively, and explain that we are a 
> brand new working group and only got the notice at the last minute, so 
> we're still waiting to hear from Gaspar and Karin to confirm their 
> interest. That way, we can throw their names into the hat rather than 
> miss the hat entirely, but have the option to withdraw their names if 
> they decline the nomination.
> Would anyone have any objections to this? Or a better idea? Time is 
> running very short...
> ac
> Don Cameron wrote:
>>We are probably already beaten by the short deadline however great to
> see a
>>few nominations for the Working Group for Internet Governance (as
> limited as
>>this definition may be) - Matyas Gaspar is widely known in Telecentre
>>circles as a person of empathy and understanding of the challenges we
> face
>>and I willingly support the nomination. Karin is unknown to me however
> the
>>great work of Chasquinet would certainly support nomination as someone
>>representative of the aims and objectives of the Telecentre Working
> Group.
>>Rgds, Don

Andy Carvin
Program Director
EDC Center for Media & Community
acarvin @ edc . org

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