2014-12-18

Advisors to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group (PEG) announced the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG):

Roberto Bissio, Executive Director of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo -- Area of Expertise: Global Ethics Frameworks and Human Rights (for example consumer protection)

William Currie, Consultant in ICT Policy and Regulation -- Area of Expertise: Governmental Engagement and Relations and Multistakeholder Governance

Valerie D'Costa, Program Manager at infoDev -- Area of Expertise: Governmental Engagement and Relations and Multistakeholder Governance

Ira Magaziner, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative -- Area of Expertise: Governmental Engagement and Relations and Multistakeholder Governance

Nell Minow, Shareholder Advocate -- Area of Expertise: Board Governance and Corporate Management (for example operational, finance, risk management

Jan Scholte, Professor, University of Gothenburg and University of Warwick -- Area of Expertise: Global Accountability and Transparency — theoretical, practical, tools and metrics

The Public Experts Group (PEG) was tasked with selecting up to 7 Advisors to the CCWG (see Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process). The Advisors are to "contribute research and advice, and to bring perspectives on global best practices to enrich the discussion, all while engaging with a broader network of accountability experts from around the world." Areas included:
  • Board Governance and Corporate Management (for example operational, finance, risk management)
  • Global Accountability and Transparency – theoretical, practical, tools and metrics
  • Global Ethics Frameworks and Human Rights (for example consumer protection)
  • Governmental Engagement and Relations and Multistakeholder Governance
  • International Law/ Jurisprudence (for example choice of law)*
*The PEG continues its search for an Advisor who will bring expertise in International Law/Jurisprudence and will strive to select this Advisor as soon as possible.

Once the PEG has concluded its work, it will no longer be active in the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process. The members of the PEG are: Ms. Jeanette Hoffman, Director, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Ambassador Janis Karklins, Latvian Ambassador. Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG); Mr. Larry Strickling, NTIA Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information of the U.S. Department of Commerce; and Mr. Brian Cute, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Registry [source and for further info: ICANN].

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