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ALAC Appoints At-Large Nominating Committee Delegates

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At-Large Advisory Committee Announces Delegates to ICANN's 2004 Nominating Committee

ICANN's Interim At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) today announced that it selected five volunteers from five different regions of the world to serve as members of the Nominating Committee, which will select members of ICANN's Board of Directors as well as individuals to serve in other leadership positions. The At-Large delegates to the Nominating Committee are:

  • Africa - Simbo Ntiro
  • Asia/Australia/Pacific - Pavan Duggal
  • Europe - Jeanette Hofmann
  • Latin America/Caribbean - Jos� Luis Barzallo
  • North America - Alan Davidson


Information on the delegates is included below.

Recommendations for delegates were solicited by the ALAC from the organizations that have been certified (or have applied for certification) as At-Large Structures.
Additional volunteers responded to a notice in the ALAC's April monthly announcement. The ALAC believes this group of delegates reflects the global interests of the At-Large community and meets the detailed criteria set forth in ICANN's bylaws, and applauds their willingness to serve the Internet community.

The Nominating Committee's members, including 12 voting delegates in addition to the 5 appointed by the ALAC, will serve one-year terms. This year's Nominating Committee will be filling the following positions: 3 seats on ICANN’s Board of Directors; 1 seat on the GNSO Council; 2 seats on the ALAC (for Europe and North America regions); and 3 seats on the ccNSO Council.

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Biographies of At-Large delegates to the 2004 Nominating Committee:

  • Africa - Simbo Ntiro -- Mr. Ntiro is a management consultant at World Ahead Consulting Network, and an independent management consultant focused on digital opportunities for Tanzania’s development. He is a DOT Force alumni, participates in the UN ICT Task Force, and is part of Tanzania technical team that supports the country's involvement in WSIS. He also is a member Tanzania’s Ministry of Communications and Transport National ICT Task Force that drafted the National ICT Policy and is preparing nationwide implementation plans.
  • Asia/Australia/Pacific - Pavan Duggal -- Mr. Duggal is a practicing Advocate in the Supreme Court of India at New Delhi, specializing in Cyberlaw & E-Commerce law, and has done pioneering work in the field of Convergence Law. He is the Founder and President of Cyberlaw Asia and has been associated with UNESCO on Ethical, Legal, and Societal Challenges of Cyberspace in Asia and the Pacific. Duggal was a member of the 2003 Nominating Committee.
  • Europe - Jeanette Hofmann -- Ms. Hofmann is a Professor of Political Science at Universität Duisburg-Essen, Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft, and Head of the Research Unit on Internet Governance at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung und Nexus (Social Science Research Center Berlin). She also is a Fellow of the Collaborative Research Center 597, Transformations of the State, focusing on "Regulation and Legitimation in the Internet." Hofmann also is involved in the World Summit on the Information Society, the Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission e.V., and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
  • Latin America/Caribbean - José Luis Barzallo -- Mr. Barzallo is an attorney with Barzallo & Barzallo Peñaherrera, and a consultant at the BID Inter-American Development Bank and the Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property. He also teaches electronic commerce law at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, and is President of the Ecuadorian Association of Informatics Law and Telecommunications. Barzallo also is a national and international lecturer at numerous seminars and courses on electronic commerce.
  • North America - Alan Davidson -- Mr. Davidson is Associate Director at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington D.C. non-profit group working to promote civil liberties and human rights on the Internet and other new digital media. He works broadly on issues relating to Internet policy including free speech and censorship, copyright, and Internet governance. This year Davidson is a Visiting Scholar at MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's program in Communications, Culture, and Technology.