" ITREALMS: Avri Doria is ICANN multistakeholder ethos pioneer awardee

Monday, June 23, 2014

Avri Doria is ICANN multistakeholder ethos pioneer awardee

The Evaluation Committee for the pioneer ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Programme  2014, has selected a longtime community member, Avri Doria, as the first-ever recipient, reports ITRealms.

Avri's nomination ITRealms learnt, received the highest vote out of the 22 other nominees to win the award in recognition of her multiple roles in ICANN, cutting across the Accountability and Transparency Review Team-2 (ATRT2), the ICANN academy and being an active participant in many working groups.

ITRealms also gathered that the Ethos award noted her active and constructive engagement in other Internet fora such as the United Nation’s (UN) Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC), the Internet Society (ISOC), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and others.

Avri Doria, ITRealms recalled was a Nominating Committee appointee to ICANN's GNSO Council from 2005-2009, and elected from the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) from 2013 to now, Avri also chaired the GNSO and its council from 2007-2009. She has served in multiple GNSO working groups, as a key participant on the Joint Applicant Support Program Cross Community Working Group, and within several At-Large working groups. A resident of Rhode Island, US, she is currently a policy and governance advisor to dotgay LLC, on the research staff of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and a member of the faculty of the International School for Internet Governance.

Overall, the evaluation panel selected her as having demonstrated the best spirit of collaboration as shown through empathy and a sincere desire to engage with people from other backgrounds, cultures and interests.

Further, she was reported according to available evaluation process to  ITRealms as having demonstrated willingness to reach out to new people, to listen and really engage with others who do not necessarily share her viewpoints or interests. She is well known beyond any one constituency or stakeholder group as someone willing to have a true dialogue and work toward consensus. She is a real steward of the multistakeholder model.

The community evaluation panel was: Carolina Aguerre, John Berard, David Conrad, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Robert Guerra, Roelof Meijer, Jonathan Robinson and Stefano Trumpy. Nominees and nominators are confidential.

Working over a period of four weeks, they evaluated nominations sent in from the community and carefully deliberated each candidate on four criteria, namely demonstrated multistakeholder volunteer service via working groups or committees; Demonstrated spirit of collaboration through engagement with other community members with the aim of consensus building; Demonstrated facilitator of dialogue and open discussion in a fair, cordial and collegial manner.; demonstrated additional devotional factors exhibited by time spent supporting ICANN's multistakeholder model and its overall effectiveness.

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