The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened call for the nomination of its Multistakeholder Ethos Award, 2016, reports ITRealms.
The Ethos award, ITRealms gathered, was launched in 2014 at ICANN50 in London, recognizes ICANN participants who have deeply invested in consensus-based solutions, acknowledging the importance of ICANN's multistakeholder model of Internet governance, and contributed in a substantive way to the higher interests of ICANN's organization and its community.
The ideal recipient(s), ITRealms reports, must have served in roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees and collaborated with more than one Supporting Organization and/or Advisory Committee in a significant capacity.
According to ICANN, candidates for the award will demonstrate at least five years of participation in the ICANN Community, stressing that candidates will be evaluated by a panel of community members appointed by the Chairs of each Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees using a merit-based point system evaluated against three criteria.
These, ICANN said, include demonstrated ability to work across community lines with both familiar and unfamiliar ICANN Stakeholders with the aim of consensus building and collaboration that substantiate ICANN's multistakeholder model; Facilitator of dialogue and open discussion in a fair and collegial manner, through the spirit of collaboration as shown through empathy and demonstrating a sincere desire to engage with people from other backgrounds, cultures, and interests; and demonstrated additional devotional factors exhibited by time spent supporting ICANN's multistakeholder model and its overall effectiveness through volunteer service via working groups or committees.
ITRealms reports that award recipient(s) will be announced in June 2017 at ICANN59 Johannesburg.