Re: [ga] Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
- To: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>, policy-staff <policy-staff@xxxxxxxxx>, "ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Glen de Saint Géry <gnso-secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ga] Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
- From: Robert Hoggarth <robert.hoggarth@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:39:38 -0700
Thanks very much for your note. I think you are correct that several broad
policy considerations are important parts of the Board's effort to select three
of the six Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) representatives on the
newly-restructured GNSO Council. In particular, two of the chief goals of the
GNSO Improvements effort have been (1) to make the GNSO's policy development
process (PDP) more effective and responsive to community needs and (2) to make
participation in the GNSO more inclusive and representative.
Doubling non commercial community representation on the GNSO Council (from
three to six seats) is certainly one aspect of trying to achieve those goals.
The emphasis being placed on the interest and ability of candidates to commit
themselves to community/constituency development and outreach efforts (in
addition to their regular Council duties) is another. A third important aspect
of the process, and a long-standing ICANN policy principle, appears to be
diverse geographic representation. For example, among the factors specifically
noted in the Position Notification Document (see -
is the expectation that the three candidates ultimately selected will come
from three different geographic regions.
My role as a member of the policy staff involved in helping the Board manage
the process for the Board is more a product of workload and duty assignments
rather than a matter of "policy" but I am happy to address any follow-up
questions, comments or insights you may have on this.
On 8/9/09 8:33 AM, "Hugh Dierker" <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Mr. Hogarth,
I think the GA should take interest in these new positions and possible means
by which members can step outside themselve and contribute in a real way to the
success of ICANN.
So my main question to you is; Please tell us the "policy" considerations that
are going into the selection of persons to fill these posts.
The email below is clear enough and links us clearly enough to the requirements
of the positions. However then as the contact information is provided we are
shifted/directed over to the Policy arm of ICANN staff. I truly believe that
there is very good reason why Policy considerations should go into the
selection. We must assume that the Policy of ICANN is to asure the most
broadbased participation in any governance structure.
Certainly the GA is a perfect GNSO forum for spreading the good news which is
,, a progressive and aggressive reform of structure within ICANN to move the
ICANN mission into a more internationally recognized, internationally
integrated and representative organization.
--- On Thu, 8/6/09, Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ga] Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
To: "ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 12:58 AM
[To: ga[at]gnso.icann.org; announce[at]gnso.icann.org
[To: liaison6c[at]gnso.icann.org; council[at]gnso.icann.org]
Apply Now For GNSO Council Non Commercial Seats
5 August 2009
Representation of the Non Commercial Community on the GNSO Council will double
from three to six representatives this October when a new Council is seated in
Seoul, South Korea. New transitional ICANN Board appointments will fill three
of the new Council seats. This month the ICANN Board is accepting Statements of
Interest from members of the non commercial community who would like to
volunteer for these three new positions and potentially serve as full GNSO
Councilors for the next two years.
As outlined in the attached flyer [PDF, 226K | DOC, 148K]
this is a unique opportunity for leaders in the non commercial community to
step forward and serve the ICANN community at a pivotal moment in the
Background and Explanation:
At its 30 July meeting the ICANN Board approved a transitional charter for a
new Non Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) (see -
The charter sets out a transitional approach (Section 8 - Appendix) for
selecting the NCSG's GNSO Council representatives. Under this transitional
approach, the current Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) will elect 3
Council seats (in total). The remaining 3 seats will be temporary Board
appointments with the expectation that additional non-commercial Constituencies
will be formed/approved and participate in filling future NCSG Council seats.
The transition period will be two years.
Of the four new Stakeholder Group Charters approved by the Board last week,
this temporary seat selection by the Board is unique to the NCSG. It reflects a
fundamental view that the current non-commercial community participation in the
GNSO is not yet sufficiently diverse or robust to select all six of the NCSG's
allocated Council seats (as was originally intended by the Board's GNSO
Improvements initiative). It is important to note that this condition is
temporary. The Board expects that the new Board-appointees will work hard in
the coming months with the ICANN Staff and the community to forge new
relationships and structures that will achieve the Board's goal of a robust and
diverse non-commercial community within the GNSO framework.
At the direction of the Board's Structural Improvements Committee (SIC), the
ICANN Staff has prepared a formal GNSO Council NCSG Position Notification Form
[PDF, 60K | DOC, 71K] and a formal Statement of Interest Form application [PDF,
30K | DOC, 54K] for interested persons to review. The GNSO Council NCSG
Position Notification Form explains the duties of the new positions. The
Statement of Interest Form asks interested persons for some personal
information and gives volunteers the opportunity to explain their interest in
the positions and their qualifications for the Council member duties. The Board
and ICANN Staff will keep all submissions in strict confidence and no personal
contact information will be shared.
The Process From Here:
The Board hopes that a number of candidates will express their interest in
volunteering for these new positions over the course of this month.
The Structural Improvements Committee of the Board will evaluate all statements
of interest and will make recommendations for finalists to the full Board for
consideration at the Board's scheduled 30 September special meeting. Selected
candidates will be notified as soon as possible to give them an opportunity to
travel to and participate in the first meeting of the restructured GNSO Council
in Seoul, South Korea on 28 October 2009.
Deadline and How to Submit Statements of Interest:
Statements of Interest will be accepted through Noon PDT on Monday 31 August
2009 at the email address - ncsg-seats@xxxxxxxxx
The promotional flyer announcing this opportunity can be found here: [PDF, 226K
| DOC, 148K]
The formal Statement of Interest Form can be found here: [PDF, 30K | DOC, 54K]
The formal Position Notification Form can be found here: [PDF, 60K | DOC, 71K]
Staff Responsible: Robert Hoggarth (please send specific questions or queries
Glen de Saint Géry