[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN 2016 Nominating Committee Announces

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 09:07:31 UTC 2016

Instead of complaining, I suggest we get out and start asking quality
candidates to submit SOIs for the 2017 Nomcom.

+ to this!

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2016-08-31 10:26 GMT+02:00 Mike Silber <silber.mike at gmail.com>:

> Anissa +1
> I found some of the earlier comments rather disturbing. Cherine has great
> qualities and experience and has been a valued addition to the Board.
> Khaled has a great background and I am looking forward to his contribution.
> Dismissing either person because they happen to come from the same region
> is petty. The fact that there is a director from southern Africa also seems
> to be ignored, but enough about that.
> I would rather celebrate the fact that there are now three ICANN directors
> with African roots and two who actually live on the continent! AFAIK the
> highest number of Africans on the board at the same time.
> I cannot comment about the SOIs received by the 2016 nominating committee,
> however (having served on two ICANN nominating committees and having
> pleaded, begged, asked and cajoled many fine people over many years to
> submit SOIs) in the past there has been very limited numbers of quality
> candidates from Africa.
> Now I live and work in Africa and there are many excellent people who
> would be viable candidates for the ICANN board and would be great assets if
> selected. However getting them to submit SOIs is the problem.
> Instead of complaining, I suggest we get out and start asking quality
> candidates to submit SOIs for the 2017 Nomcom.
> Mike
> On 31 Aug 2016, at 09:06, Anissa BHAR <anissa.bhar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congratulations to Khaled Koubaa and to all the new Board of Directors of
> No matter from where are the selected nominees : north, south, east or
> west. What matters really is how efficient they will be for the whole
> continent!
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