[NCUC-DISCUSS] Your views: Public consultation on NETmundial initiative ToR - deadline 27/02

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 15:28:48 CET 2015

Hello all,

Quick reminder of the message sent previously by Bill. Sorry for any

I would like to invite you to participate in the public consultation that
aims to gather the views from all stakeholders about the shaping and the
future of the NETmundial Initiative. The multistakeholder Inaugural
Coordination Council (in which I serve as one of the members, together with
others on this list) will develop the Terms of Reference for the NMI based
on these contributions, inspired by the bottom-up consultation process of
NETmundial. Your inputs really count!


The deadline is Friday, *February 27* and it will take about 5-10 minutes.
The official call follows below.

Thanks so much in advance for your time.

Best wishes!


As announced in late December 2014, the NETmundial Initiative's first order
of business in 2015 is to develop its Terms of Reference through an
inclusive, bottom-up, and consultative process, open to the global
community <

Important headway has been made in getting the process under way.

On 12 January 2015, the Initiative’s Secretariat issued a call to the
23-member Inaugural Coordination Council, asking for volunteers to form a
subgroup that would coordinate all activities related to this effort. The
call was answered with strong interest, with the number of subgroup members
now at 18. Of these, 11 are Council members, with the remaining 7
participating in their capacity as representatives of Council members. All
sectors are represented. There are no size restrictions or time limits for
joining the subgroup, offering all involved an opportunity to contribute.

Following three virtual meetings and mailing list discussions on both
process and substantive matters, the subgroup issued a call for public
comments  to help inform a first draft of the Terms of Reference. The
deadline for comments is 27 February 2015 at 23:59 UTC. The announcement
and questionnaire can be found here <
https://www.netmundial.org/community-consultation-terms-reference>, while
all comments received to date are publicly available here <

We encourage you to participate, as well as share the opportunity for
comment with your respective communities and contacts so that they can also
make their views known. It takes about 5 minutes the complete the

The first draft document will be made available for public comment and
further discussion, using the same open and transparent interface as the
one used to collect community input during the NETmundial São Paulo
meeting. The Council will discuss the document at its first face-to-face
gathering on 31 March 2015, which will take place in San José, Costa Rica.

The next few weeks will be crucial in ensuring that the Initiative’s way
forward is informed and shaped by the community. In this context, I’d like
to once again underline the importance of community participation in the
development of the Terms of Reference and appreciate your help and support
in sharing the call for comments with all those who might be interested in
participating <

*Marília Maciel*
Pesquisadora Gestora - Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade - FGV Direito Rio
Researcher and Coordinator - Center for Technology & Society - FGV Law

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