[AfrICANN-discuss] bad ICANN nomcom diversity - Re: ICANN 2016 Nominating Committee Announces Selections - unfortunate Africa distribution

SM sm at resistor.net
Fri Sep 2 16:24:49 UTC 2016

Hi Seun,
At 04:37 02-09-2016, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
>SO: Well most likely this is intended to get folks like myself (who 
>is learning to reduce my traffic to the lists) to speak, guess what, 
>you succeeded ;-). FWIW, AFRALO is one of


>continent whenever there is such call for leadership positions 
>within ICANN. Some of them were shared with this list sometime last 
>year by myself and others though the AFRALO list is where we discuss 
>this more details. That some of us did not respond does not mean we

I discussed about a similar question in the IETF some time back.  The 
ADs have been more visible since then.

At 04:51 02-09-2016, Barrack Otieno wrote:
>I responded to your email using my AFTLD hat (manager) since you 
>needed info on AFTLD. Be that as it may, i want to thank you and Dr. 
>Nyirenda for raising this issue, whereas it is a difficult 
>conversation, we have to confront the elephant in the room. Most of 
>us are wearing multiple hats because of involvement and willingness 
>to serve, we should encourage this so that we compete for the 
>positions on merit.

I didn't fully understand the concern in the initial message which 
Paulos sent.  It was clearer to me after I read Walu's message.  The 
question could be explored in terms of whether the rules would 
produce an acceptable group demographics.


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