SEEDIG Executive Committee

Coordinating SEEDIG activities

Meet the Executive Committee

Bogdan Banjac

Bogdan is Graduate Lawyer and MA in Human Rights and Democratization. He is currently an Advisor at the Office of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality of Serbia. He is also the moderator of EQUINET’s (European Network of Equality Bodies) Working Group for Research and Data Collection and R&D Officer at the Artificial Intelligence 4 Development Agency. His interests include international human rights law, social impact of modern technology, artificial intelligence and digital rights.

Desara Dushi

Desara is currently working as assistant professor at the Law Department of Epoka University in Albania. 

Desara holds a Double PhD Degree in Law, Science and Technology from the University of Bologna and University of Luxembourg. She is specialised in criminal justice, ICT law, cybercrime, human rights, online child protection, and Internet Governance. Desara has been an ICANN Fellow twice and has also served as member of the NextGen@ICANN Selection Committee.

Su Sonia Herring

Sonia has been coordinating the Youth IGF Turkey since 2016, is a DiploFoundation editor, and advisor to various youth Internet governance initiatives around the globe. She is also a show host, translator, and digital rights activist. In her free time, she loves singing, daydreaming of Italy, and complaining about the state of the world.

Liljana Pecova - Ilieska

M.Sc. Liljana Pecova – Ilieska is the founder of IMPETUS – Centre for Internet, Development and Good Governance and Program Director for Privacy and Internet, with a special focus on internet privacy, good governance issues, anti-corruption policies, transparency, accountability and openness of the institutions. She has a 20-year progressive career both in governmental institutions and civil society organizations and is a distinguished savant of the country’s reform processes. In the civil sector, she works on adult education, building capacities, research, analysis, and evaluation. Pecova – Ilieska is a certified trainer for adults and is part of the privacy protection community with a special focus on the security sector and surveillance. She is a member of the Complaints Commission at the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia.

Olga Kyryliuk

Olga has a PhD in International Law and is currently working as a Technical Program Manager at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, focusing on Internet freedom advocacy in the region. Previously, she was successfully managing The Influencer Platform. Actively involved in regional and international Internet governance and human rights initiatives: founding member of the Internet Freedom Network for Eastern, Central Europe, and Eurasia; Europe Representative at Executive Committee of Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); former open Internet leader of the Open Internet for Democracy Initiative. Provides consultancy and expert support to Freedom House, Council of Europe and a range of international companies working worldwide. Her sphere of interests lies at the intersection of law and technology and includes, inter alia, digital rights, Internet governance, data protection, artificial intelligence, digital sovereignty, and content regulation.

More about the Executive Committee

Terms of Reference

The Executive Committee is elected and works in line with a set of Terms of Reference (ToR) adopted by the community in 2017 and amended in 2020. 

Elections

The Executive Committee is elected by the SEEDIG community through an open process. The first elections were held in 2017; since 2020, partial elections occur every year.

History

The inaugural Executive Committee was formed  in December 2014, following a call for volunteers. After that, new processes were put in place.