Hello everyone,

Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. Meanwhile, our movement has grown larger and more complex, our technical and strategic needs have increased, and we have new and more difficult policy challenges around the globe. As well, our Movement Strategy recommendations urge us to increase our diversity and promote perspectives from other regions and other social backgrounds.

The board and some community members have proposed various ideas to help solve this problem here and the board needs your feedback on the proposed ideas, or you are welcome to propose a new idea. You can leave your feedback on the talk pages of the various ideas.

Also, this form provides an option for people who may not wish to publish feedback publicly themselves.

Zita Ursula Zage
Facilitator, Board Governance