[AfrICANN-discuss] bad ICANN nomcom diversity - Re: ICANN 2016 Nominating Committee Announces Selections - unfortunate Africa distribution
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Fri Sep 2 08:53:12 UTC 2016
Paulos - You are right the NomCom could do with reform. A couple of
years ago as I mentioned earlier the board commissioned a working group
that came out with a report and recommendations
I recall that time there was some opposition to the recommendations
which included, inter alia, aligning the NomCom more to the So/AC
structures. Africa was also to be guaranteed 3 seats. George Sardosky
told me last week that the report is still on the table and will be
considered soon; so you could have a look at it though public comments
ended long ago.
BTW the NomCom is only responsible for sitting 8 of the 16 voting
directors. The rest are selected by SOs/ACs so that is another path for
anyone interested in sitting on the board.
On Fri, Sep 2, 2016, at 11:20 AM, Dr Paulos B Nyirenda wrote:
> I have been trying to work out and understand whether the ICANN NomCom
> could have done better than this in this selection and I find that
> there could be an inherent problem with diversity considerations
> within the ICANN NomCom
> They say that a picture says more than a thousand words, so, take
> a look at the 2016 ICANN NomCom and assess this ICANN asset for
> your serves:
> This is the group photo available at: https://www.icann.org/nomcom2016
> Is it diverse enough ?
> It is then pertinet to ask if this kind of diversity in ICANN NomCom
> could have led to the unfortunate selection of Board members in the
> recent NomCom announcement. I tend to think so, question is, can they
> see beyond their noses ?
> My understanding is that for these things to get this bad at this
> level, something in the oversight function in ICANN is missing or has
> gone wrong and it should really not be happening in 2016 when we are
> all very conscious of the IANA Transition.
> So, studies like this one mentioned by SM are important and it would
> be good to see the results.
> Now, if there is any ICANN Board member listening to this, Mike
> included, please ask the Board to take or show a similar picture at
> the next ICANN Meeting with NomCom in front and ICANN Board at the
> back, then anyone can assess for themselves, especially on the case we
> are dealing with in this thread.
> Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
> NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
> On 31 Aug 2016 at 21:49, SM wrote:
> > Hi Walu, Mike, Paulos,
> > At 09:17 31-08-2016, Walubengo J wrote:
> > >I know it is a touchy subject but fortunately or unfortunately I
> > >stand by it.
> > A few months ago, the Association Française pour
> > le Nommage Internet en Coopération published a
> > report about ICANN diversity. According to the
> > report, "Africa, Latin America and Asia are
> > under-represented" as "ICANN community leaders".
> > At 07:48 31-08-2016, Dr Paulos B Nyirenda wrote:
> > >is not the lever that I want to go down to in
> > >this case for ICANN Board Members, I am talking
> > >about regional diversity as defined in the ICANN
> > >system as well as in our own Africa Region Internet institutions
> > >
> > >I am not instigating for a quota other than what
> > >is already in the bylaws BUT I am asking for
> > >some reasonablenes in aclaimed ICANN diversity
> > >which I do not see in the current NomCom
> > >selection, that is the observation that I am making.
> > I tried to find information about one of the
> > region's internet institution. Unfortunately,
> > the Africa Top Level Domain does not make its
> > constitution available on its website. The ICANN
> > bylaws has a "diversity calculation". The ALAC
> > Representative for the region is better qualified to explain how
> > that works.
> > Regards,
> > -sm
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