Statement of Interest
Avri Doria - Nominating Committee appointee to the GNSO Council
updated 6 July 2009
Statement of Interest related to ICANN and the work of the GNSO Council including its various committees, working groups and drafting teams updated 090706
I am an independent research consultant and a part time adjunct professor at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden. At LTU I supervise two Ph.D. students on Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking Technology (DTN) and am responsible for creating a curriculum in Internet Governance. As a professor I am partially funded by European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2011 under grant agreement n° 223994.
I have a recurring part-time contract with UN-DESA and the Internet Governance Forum as a consultant on Internet Governance and WSIS follow-up activities. I am an associate of the Interisle Consulting Group, and currently have a Statement of Work with them and am engaged on state and municipal network designs and related governance issues.
As part of my volunteer activities I give advice to various representatives of indigenous nomadic and semi-nomadic populations on Internet topics which include the possibility of obtaining a gTLD.
In terms of the GNSO Council and its various working groups, committees and teams, I currently have no employment, contract, statement of work, financial interest, share ownership or any other business relationship with ICANN, registries or registrars except as a registrant of several domain names. I participate in ICANN as a pro- bono activity because I believe in ICANN's mission as a volunteer/ multistakeholder led organization.