[AfriNIC-announce] REMINDER: Renewal of Board seats 5 & 6: Nominations are now open

Adiel A. Akplogan adiel at afrinic.net
Wed Apr 16 11:09:33 SAST 2008

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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that this year, the AfriNIC Board 
of  Directors will
have the following vacant seats:

a) Seat 5: The Central African sub-region (Primary and Alternate)
            Mandate: 2008 to 2011

b) Seat 6: The Indian Ocean sub-region (Primary and alternate)
            Mandate: 2008 to 2011

We are pleased to invite nominations to fill in the above seats.

** Who can be nominated to seat on the Board?

Anybody resident in one of the above sub-regions.

Nominees should have a good experience/background in the Internet Protocol
environment and in a similar position (Board member or hold a senior 
position in
an Internet related organization), be able to participate actively in all
activities conferred to the Board of Directors by the AfriNIC bylaws (Section
13). The candidates should have a good comprehension of the English language.

Nominations should be sent to nomination2008 at afrinic.net with the following


1: Candidate Information

    Nominated by (full name):
    Nominee (Full name):
    Organization (or affiliation):
    Physical address:
    e-mail address:
    Phone number:
    Fax number:
    Country of Residence:
    Sub-region nominated for:

2. Brief statement explaining the candidate's background and motivation
(in English, and not more than 400 words):

Note: Please also attach a copy of your CV. (Note: CV must be sent in

Please note that the basis of the nomination and the elections that will be
carried through, including the roles and responsibilities of the Board of
Director positions for the available open seats shall be accept upon

Basis of Nomination and Election:

- With respect to each region, the individual who shall have the most number of
   votes shall be elected as Primary Director and the individual who 
shall  have
   the second highest number of votes shall be elected as Alternate Director.

- In the case where there is no eligible candidate for a particular region, the
   Director already in office in the particular seat shall be 
deemedto have been
   elected for one further term.

- No person shall be appointed or hold office as a Director if he  is a person

(i) is under 18 years of age;

(ii) is an undischarged bankrupt;

(iii) would, but for the repeal of Section 117 of the Companies Act 1984 of
       Mauritius, be prohibited from being a Director or promoter of, or being
       concerned or taking part in the management of, a company within the
       meaning of that Act;

(iv) is prohibited from being a director or promoter of or being concerned or
      taking part in the management of a company under Sections 337 
or 338 of the

(v) is not a natural person; or

(vi) has been adjudged to have been of unsound mind.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- The Directors shall have power at any time and from time to time to appoint
   any person to be a Director to fill a casual vacancy in the Board.  Any
   Director so appointed shall hold office only until the next following annual
   Meneral Meeting at which Directors are elected and shall then be 
eligible for

- Without prejudice to the generality of the AfriNIC bylaws 13.1 and 13.2, the
   Directors shall be entitled to:

   (vii) determine the guidelines for the allocation of address space for

   (viii)consider broad Internet policy issues in order to ensure that the
   policies and strategies of the Company fully respond to the 
changing Internet

   (ix)determine a financial budget for the activities of the Company 
for a given

   (x)establish a ceiling for expenditures for a given period and from time to
   time to vary such ceiling as they deem fit;

   (xi)fill any casual vacancy in the office of the auditor of the Company;

   (xii)provide any general directives to the Chief Executive Officer regarding
   the staffing of the Company;

   (xiii)determine the conditions of employment of the employees of the Company
   who are employed at an Executive level;

   (xiv)reduce or waive fees payable by any person to the Company, or 
to amend in
   any manner whatsoever the conditions relating to the payment thereof;

   (xv)to appoint or remove the secretary of the Company and to determine the
   remuneration payable to such secretary; and

   (xvi)to appoint such committees for such reasons and with such terms of
   reference as they shall consider necessary or desirable.

More about the election process is available at:


Kind regards.

Adiel A. Akplogan                            Tel. +230 466 66 16
Chief Executive Officer, AfriNIC             Fax: +230 466 67 58
adiel at afrinic.net - www.afrinic.net          sip: adiel at voip.afrinic.net

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