[bestbits] Call for Nominations for civil representatives - CSTD WG on Enhanced Cooperation

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 11:47:18 EST 2016

Dear Bestbits members

Re-sending this call to anyone who might be interested

All the best


On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 3:02 PM, Nadira Alaraj <nadira.araj at gmail.com>

> ​Dear Best Bits members,
> The outcome document of the United Nations General Assembly’s ten-year
> review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2015
> included a direction for the Chair of the Commission on Science and
> Technology for Development (CSTD) to "*establish a working group to
> develop recommendations on how to further implement enhanced cooperation as
> envisioned in the Tunis Agenda*” . This will continue work done by an
> earlier CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation, that was active from
> 2013-2014, and current CSTD Chair, Peter Major of Hungary, has indicated
> <http://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1193&Sitemap_x0020_Taxonomy=Commission%20on%20Science%20and%20Technology%20for%20Development> that
> he will establish the new working group in a similar fashion, with 20 UN
> Member States and *5 representatives from each of the four identified
> stakeholder groups* (business, civil society, intergovernmental
> organizations, the technical & academic community).  While the exact time
> frame for the working group has not been established, nominees are asked to
> consider  a service period of 2016-2017 (and eventually the beginning of
> 2018).
> Hence, I call upon those who are interested to come forward and nominate
> themselves through this list *by** March 12th,* after that I will
> generate a candidate list with the Bios to be presented in one email  the
> community for *3 days endorsement period*.  Based on the endorsement
> period I will generate a short listing to be submitted to the NomCom of the
> Civil Society Coordination Group by the end of  *March 15th*.
> Details of the UNCATAD call: available here
> <http://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1193&Sitemap_x0020_Taxonomy=Commission%20on%20Science%20and%20Technology%20for%20Development>
> Please, feel free to share this call with any Independent Civil Society
> experts (i.e. those who are not nominated by a civil society network or
> other community) who are welcome to send self-nominations directly to the
> CSCG NomCom (email address: noncom06 at internetgov-cs.org).
> Nominations should include a
>    -  short bio of one paragraph,
>    -  one paragraph of motivation to be a civil society representative to
>    CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation,
>    - one paragraph describing substantive proposals or a vision on “how
>    to further implement enhanced cooperation as envisioned in the Tunis
>    Agenda”, and
>    - one paragraph describing experience or qualifications to represent
>    civil society on the  CSTD Working Group.
>    - Name, gender, regional/geographical, as well as any appropriate
>    affiliation information and contact information should be included as well.
> Proficiency in English is necessary for communications within the Working
> Group.
> If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
> Best wishes,
> Nadira Alaraj
> ​Liaise of BestBits nominees to the CSCG
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