[AFRI-Discuss] Final call for nominations for AFRALO representatives to the ALAC

Alan Levin alan at isoc.org.za
Sun Mar 25 05:42:38 EDT 2007

Dear all,

Yesterday (24 March 2007) we met in Lisbon at the ICANN meeting.  
There were extensive discussions on the election of two new ALAC  
representatives. This email is to make a final appeal for nominations  
in accordance with the AFRALO nominations process - as agreed at the  
meeting - and found at URL: https://st.icann.org/afralo/index.cgi? 

New deadline: Tuesday 27 March, 09h00 Lisbon time.

Minimum participation criteria for ALAC (RALO expectations) were  
agreed as:
* Attend 50% of ICANN meetings
* Attend 50% of ALAC teleconferences
* Send written feedback to ALSs after every meeting on:
    o participation of other African ALAC members
    o new issues
    o update on previous issues

Applications: Please send your Statement of Interest (SOI) in  
accordance with the format agreed to afri-als at atlarge-lists.icann.org

The format for applications is described at URL: https://st.icann.org/ 

for African ALAC election

SECTION A. Identifying and Contact Information

(A.1) Your name: first name, FAMILY NAME (in capital letters).

(A.2) Male/Female?

(A.3) How did you hear about the AFRALO?

(A.4) Your e-mail address.

(A.5) Your telephone number(s).

Please include country and city/area codes and indicate your  
preferred contact number.

(A.6) Your country of citizenship.

If you hold multiple citizenships please state all.

(A.7) Your country of residence.
SECTION B. Education and Professional Background

(B.1) Provide details of your current job, title, employer or  
affiliation. Please refer to Note 3

(B.2) Describe your educational background and past professional  
positions. Please refer to Note 4

(B.3) Describe any current and past volunteer positions, roles and  
accomplishments. We are particularly interested in board or similar  
directorship and committee experience.

(B.4) If you have a personal web page, you may wish to provide a link  
to it here:
SECTION C. Internet Involvement and Interest in ICANN

This section asks questions that will tell us specifically about your  
candidacy, how your experience makes you suitable for the position(s)  
you would like to be considered for, the qualities you will bring to  
ICANN and how you will help ICANN over the coming years. Although  
detailed knowledge and involvement in ICANN is not a prerequisite,  
the following questions will help put your experience with ICANN and  
the Internet into perspective.

(C.1) Describe how you meet the criteria for the ALAC.

(C.2) Describe current and past involvement in, contributions to, and  
leadership roles in activities and organizations involved in the  
development and operation of the Internet, its naming and addressing  
infrastructure and/or its security and stability.

(C.3) Provide a statement about what you would contribute in your  
desired leadership position(s) to the ALAC.

(C.4) Is there any additional information you would like to submit  
that would be helpful to the AFRALO in making its decision? If so,  
please summarize it here:
SECTION D. References

This section asks for additional information about your candidacy,  
the names of people who you would like to provide references, and  
information indicating you agree to due diligence and any other  
checks ICANN may carry out.

(D.1) Conflicts of interest with ICANN. Please indicate clearly if  
you have any areas of actual potential conflicts with ICANN. Actual  
and potential conflicts of interest will not necessarily be  

(D.2) All positions are voluntary and require a significant  
commitment of time and energy. Please read carefully the description  
of the time commitment required in the "Leadership Positions" document.

Is your schedule of activities compatible with a significant  
allocation of time to contribute to the positions that you are  
looking for?

Please indicate Yes or No:

[ ] YES [ ] NO

(D.3) Please provide the names of no less than 3 and no more than 4  
people who can provide a reference for your candidacy. AFRALO will  
send a copy of your SOI to each of the people you name as a reference.

Please provide the person's name, e-mail address, telephone number,  
professional position, and a brief description of your relationship  
with them. Please ask the person before including their name as a  
reference and inform them that you have submitted this SOI. Please  
refer to Note 10




SECTION E. Consent and Authorisation

(E.1) Under the AFRALO's procedures, your candidacy will be treated  
as confidential unless you give the AFRALO your permission to  
disclose it or unless the AFRALO is consulting your references and  
conducting third-party reference checks from selected sources on a  
confidential basis. Third party checks may also be required as part  
of a due diligence process necessary before we can accept candidates  
for leadership positions in ICANN.

Once selections are made, the AFRALO will make the identities of only  
the Selected Nominees public. Although the AFRALO will take  
reasonable steps to ensure that its confidentiality procedures are  
followed, Candidates and Selected Nominees shall have no claims  
against ICANN, the AFRALO, or affiliated persons in the event  
information is disclosed despite our adherence to these procedures.

You also authorize the AFRALO to consult with your references, to  
investigate other information publicly available about you, and to  
conduct additional third-party reference checks. You will not be  
entitled to review or access any of the information received,  
obtained, generated, or considered by the AFRALO regarding any  
Candidate or Selected Nominee, or any of the AFRALO's discussions or  
deliberations regarding any Candidate or Selected Nominees.  
Candidates and Selected Nominees have no right to challenge or seek  
review of the AFRALO's selections.

Please indicate that you understand this statement (E.1) and agree to  
become a candidate under the conditions described above. Please  
indicate Yes or No:

[ ] YES, I understand this statement and agree to these conditions

[ ] NO, I do not agree to these conditions

(E.2) Interim vacancies in 2008

If you are NOT selected this year for any of the preferences  
indicated in (A.2) above, would you permit the secretary of this  
year's AFRALO to retain your name (based on the same preferences) and  
transfer your SOI to the secretary of the 2008 AFRALO for possible  
consideration in the event that a mid-year vacancy occurs? Please  
indicate Yes or No:

[ ] YES [ ] NO

This option may be exercised only in the event that a mid-term  
vacancy occurs and does not mean you will be included in the pool of  
candidates for regular term positions next year. To be considered by  
the 2008 AFRALO for a regular vacancy you would need to apply again.

The AFRALO values your interest in being a candidate for the  
positions it is charged to fill. We expect and rely upon your  
integrity in presenting your qualifications and experience. We  
appreciate your significant effort in completing this SOI.


We look forward to receiving any applications and comments.


Interim Secretary - African RALO

Alan Levin - Chairman
Internet Society of South Africa

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