[seedig] Role of former SEEDIG Hosts?

Michael J. Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 10:18:13 CEST 2017

Hi Anja, all:

I like this idea, especially since it could help incentivize more people /
organizations / countries to get involved and help them stay involved over
time. It would also give additional support to the EC. I'd like to hear
what others think as well. I'm only concerned that since the SEEDIG region
is relatively small, so eventually someone from each country could be
involved, which could create a lot of unwanted bureaucracy and politics, or
otherwise hinder the process.

Perhaps if such individuals were solely in an advisory position but the EC
keeps all decision-making abilities, it would best protect the smooth
operation of the SEEDIG process.


On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 8:06 AM, Anja Gengo via seedig <
seedig at lists.rnids.rs> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Given the excellent progress on developing the ToR for the Executive
> Committee, I wanted to briefly ask if the SEEDIG respective community
> should think about giving a possibility for the former Hosts of the SEEDIG
> annual meetings, to continue having a say in the future SEEDIG processes.
> I know some of the NRIs colleagues have this practice, as well as the IGF,
> where the seat on the multistakeholder core organizing teams is given to
> the Host Countries.
> It could be seen as a way of showing respect toward those that were the
> direct drivers of the process implementation with making possible for the
> annual meeting to be hosted for the SEEDIG community.
> And of course, every next Host could most certainly benefit from the
> experience the former Hosts have. This option would be alternative,
> depending on the Hosts final decision.
> Just an idea, for the SEEDIG respective community to think of.
> Thank you, and good luck with the election process!
> Best regards,
> Anja
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