[seedig] Role of former SEEDIG Hosts?

Michael J. Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 10:27:12 CEST 2017

Hi Anja,

Thanks for the additional context. And to clarify: I used advisor as a
synonym for observer, so absolutely. Since our community is also rather
small, those individuals would likely already be involved in some capacity

So, I still support it -- thanks for the good suggestion!


On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Anja Gengo <anja.gengo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Mihajlo, All,
> Thanks a lot for a prompt response, and very important points.
> While leaving it to the SEEDIG respective community to further brainstorm
> on this, I will just say that the experience of some of the NRIs and the
> IGF is to give to the Hosts the role of observers. It could be also to
> think about the role of advisors, as you said, with keeping a clear
> distinction between the role of the members of the EC and the Hosts
> representatives.
> Best regards,
> Anja
> On 24 October 2017 at 10:18, Michael J. Oghia <mike.oghia at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Best,
>> -Mihajlo
>> 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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