[AfriNIC-announce] AfriNIC PDWG : Opening of the candidacy & nomination period for 2 co-chairs.

Ernest - (AfriNIC) ernest at afrinic.net
Wed May 4 18:43:35 SAST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

AfriNIC is seeking nominations to fill two (2) positions of co-chair
in the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG).

The PDWG is a group of volunteers selected by the community
as per the current Policy Development Process (PDP) whose
responsibilities are as follows:

** Creating reports (summaries) of mailing list
   discussions in preparation for face to face meetings.

** Chairing the meeting sessions and declaring consensus.

** Creating post-meeting policy report and posting to the
   mailing list.

** Sending notifications of Last Call and evaluating
   consensus or not thereof.

** Writing report to the board to recommend ratification
   of policy proposals that gained consensus

** Evaluating emergencies that necessitate varying the
   normal policy development process.

Nominated candidates must be from the AfriNIC community and cannot
be AfriNIC staff.

Candidates can be nominated by any one, excluding AfriNIC or other
RIR’s staff, and must permanently reside in a country within the
AfriNIC service region.

To nominate a candidate, please send an email to the Nomination and
Election Committee (nomcom2011 at afrinic.net) with the following

(a) Information of the Nominee:
  *  Nominee (Full Name):
  *  organization name (or Affiliation):
  *  Position:
  *  E-mail address:
  *  Postal/Physical address:
  *  Phone number:
  *  Country of residence:
  *  Brief Bio with a highlight of how the Nominee intends to
     contribute to the PDWG in particular and the Region's Policy
     Development Process (PDP) in General (not more than 500 words):

(b) Information of the Nominator:

  *  Nominator’s Name:
  *  Organization:
  *  E-mail address:
  *  Motivation for nomination:

If self-nominated, please indicate "self" in section (b) above.

You can find out more about the AfriNIC Policy Development Process at:


You can find out more about the AfriNIC Election Process at:


The nomination deadline is Monday 16th May 2011 at 12:00 UTC.

On Behalf of the Chair,
2011 Elections/Nominations Committee

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