APrIGF 2023 Election Process Announcement

Jul 24, 2023 | Elections, News

This is to announce the Election Process 2023 for the leadership position of Multistakeholder Steering Group (MSG).

Current leader has served for 1 term and is concluding after APrIGF 2023:

  • Chair: Ms. Anju Gill Mangal (2021-2023)
  • Vice Chair: Mr. Waqas (2021-2023)

Vacant Position:

  • Chair of MSG (2023-2025)
  • Vice Chair of MSG (2023-2025)

According to the APrIGF Election Procedure, a call for Election Committee has been opened from 4 July (Tue) – 12 July (Wed) 2023. With consensus among the MSG, below are the final members of Election Committee 2023.

  • Mr. Rajnesh Singh, Australia (Technical Community)
  • Mr. Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu, Bangladesh (Civil Society)
  • Mr. Mubashir, Pakistan (Civil Society)
  • Ms. Sarai, Samoa (Academia)
  • Mr. Lokendra, India (Academia)

Eligible Voting Members for 2023

(Please refer to the Election Procedure for the criteria)

Abdullah Al MAMUM
Abdullah QAMAR
Amrita CHOUDHURY
Ananda GAUTAM
Anju MANGAL
Aris IGNACIO
Ashirwad TRIPATHY
Ashrafur Rahman PIAUS
Charles MOK
Cheryl LANGDON-ORR
Edmon CHUNG
Fahad IQBAL
Faisal Ahmed BHUBON
Gayatri KHANDHADAI
Gnanajeyaraman RAJARAM
Gunela ASTBRINK
Hamna NOOR
Iqbal AHMED
Jan Jacob Glenn Martinez JANSALIN
Jessie NGUYEN
Joyce CHEN
K Mohan RAIDU
Kadesiree THOSSAPHONPAISAN
Khundkar Ayesha SHAHRIYAR
Khundkar Hasan SHAHRIYAR
Lennon CHANG
Lokendra SHARMA
MH MASUM
Mohamad Afiq Ammar TULOS
Mohammad Abdul HAQUE ANU
Mohammad Kawsar UDDIN
Mubashir SARGANA
Muhammad SHABBIR
Muhammed Abdullah Al MAMUN
NAZMUL HASAN MAJUMDER
Nighat Parveen KHAN
Nirosha WEDASINGHE
Pavitra RAMANUJAM
Priyatosh JANA
Rajnesh SINGH
Raymond de Vera PALATINO
Riad Hasan BADSHA
Rohana Chaminda AKMEEMANA PALLIYAGURU
Santosh SIGDEL
Satish BABU
Sayda Kamrun Jahan RIPA
Shah Zahidur RAHMAN
Shreedeep RAYAMAJHI
Sudha BHUVANESEWARI
Sunny CHENDI
Supul EDIRISINGHE
Swaran RAVINDRA
Tanka Raj ARYAL
Tayyaba IFTIKHAR
Waqas HASSAN
Winston ROBERTS
Yik Chan CHIN
YingChu CHEN

2023 Election Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
24 Jul (Mon) Appointment of the Election Committee
28 Jul (Fri) Nomination period opens
2 Aug (Wed) Announcement online and notification to ACTIVE MSG VOTING MEMBERS of their eligibility to vote (as per Election Rules and Procedure)
6 Aug (Sun) Nomination period closes
16 Aug (Wed) Announce final shortlisted candidates to MSG members
18 Aug (Fri) Opening date of voting period
24 Aug (Thu) Closing date of voting period
31 Aug (Thu) Announcement of the Final Election Result

Eligibility of Candidates

Candidates for leadership (Chair or Vice-Chair) in any election year are open to every MSG member as well as non-MSG members. However, it is desirable that all candidates possess the following qualifications.

  1. Must work and reside in the Asia Pacific region.
  2. Represent one of the listed stakeholders in Part 4 of Section 1 Operating Principles of APrIGF MSG (but not limited to the list).
  3. Volunteers who have been active in the APrIGF activities and the Internet Governance space.
  4. MSG members with leadership potential, who have demonstrated long term commitment to the MSG’s goals.
  5. In the event of conflict of interest, MSG member must declare their status at the earliest to the MSG Chair and the whole MSG as an act of good faith.

Term of Office

  1. The term of office for each position is two event cycles.
  2. All leadership positions will not exceed two consecutive terms (or four years duration).
  3. Returning leaders may choose to run for election again after one cycle (or two years) has elapsed since the last date of tenure (most recent ending term date) confirmed by the Secretariat.

Nomination Method:

Nominations of candidates should be made by submitting the name, organisation, stakeholder group, a short bio, email address AND a letter stating the acceptance of the nomination of the candidate to [email protected] ONLY before the nomination period closes. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

More information about the Operating Principles and Election Procedure of APrIGF MSG, please visit https://aprigf.asia/msg/.

Secretariat of APrIGF

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