2009 CSISAC Steering Committee Elections Announcement

August 24, 2009

Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) is the voice of civil society at the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP)

CSISAC's mission is to contribute constructively to the policy work of the and to promote the exchange of information between the OECD and the civil society participants most active in the information technology field. Information from the OECD will provide civil society participants with a stronger empirical basis to make policy assessments; inputs into research and policy development from civil society will provide the OECD with the essential perspective of stakeholders "at the receiving end" of policy. Strengthening the relationship between civil society and the OECD will lead to better-informed and more widely accepted policy frameworks.

The CSISAC Steering Committee will represent the CSISAC Membership in the work of the OECD-ICCP. Members of the Steering Committee will have access to all OECD draft documents made available for OECD committee members with the understanding that OECD rules regarding disclosure must be respected. The Steering Committee will also be responsible for assembling ad-hoc working groups who can review OECD policy issues.

The CSISAC Steering Committee will be composed of 8 members, selected either as individuals or as organizations' representatives, and who will serve two-year terms, according to the CSISAC Structure.

The election will be carried out from September 15, 2009 14:00 GMT until September 29, 2009 at 14:00 GMT. The name of the person coordinating the election is Katitza Rodriguez, CSISAC Liaison, katitza AT epic DOT org. The full details of The CSISAC Steering Committee Election Process is available online