[AFRINIC-announce] Fwd: Fwd: AfriNIC Board Elections 2013: Call for Nominations

Ernest ernest at afrinic.net
Thu Apr 18 09:36:17 SAST 2013


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From: Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at gmail.com>
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Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:31:39 +0300
Subject: AfriNIC Board Elections 2013: Call for Nominations

Dear Colleagues,

According to Section 13 of the AfriNIC Bylaws, the terms of
following members
occupying seats on the AfriNIC Board will expire at the end of June

1. Primary:    Neezar Sami (Northern Africa - Seat 1)
2. Alternate:  Khaled Koubaa (Northern Africa)
3. Primary:    Maimouna Diop (Western Africa - Seat 2)
4. Alternate:  Alioune Badara Traore (Western Africa)

In application of the new bylaws we will also need to fill the seat of
one of two non-regional Directors (Seat 7).

As a result, three (3) seats on the AFRINIC Board will be open for

A) Seat 1: From Northern sub-region (Mandate: 2013 to 2016)
B) Seat 2: From Western sub-region (Mandate: 2013 to 2016)
C) Seat 7: Non-Regional Independent (Mandate: 2013 to 2016)

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

Any suitable natural person residing in one of the above sub-regions
can be nominated provided they comply with the requirements Section
12.10-13 of the Bylaws.


Self-nominations and nominations by those who are not members of
AFRINIC are allowed but the nomination must be formally backed by at
least two  AFRINIC Members in good standing.

Nominees must demonstrate at least three years of managerial
experience  in the Internet Protocol Service/Business or other
Internet related  organisation and preferably hold a senior level

Candidates must be able to actively participate and contribute to all
activities conferred to the Board under Section 15 of the AfriNIC


Candidates must have a good comprehension of the English language (the
working language of the Board).

Nominations must be sent to nomcom2013 at afrinic.net with the following

1. Candidate Information
- Nominee (Full name):
- Organisation (or affiliation):
- Position:
- Physical address:
- e-mail address:
- Phone number:
- Fax number:
- Country of Residence:
- Sub-region nominated for:

2. Nominator:
  Name, e-mail address, organisation and motivation.

3. Seconder Information – in the case of a self-nomination or
  nomination by a non-member:
  (Seconder must be a member of AfriNIC in good standing).

  Seconder 1: Name, e-mail address, organisation and motivation.
  Seconder 2: Name, e-mail address, organisation and motivation.

4. Referees :
  1. (Name, e-mail address, organisation)
  2. (Name, e-mail address, organisation)

5. Brief statement explaining the candidate's background and
motivation (in English, and in not more than 500 words). Please
highlight what expertise and experience you will bring to the
organisation in general and to the board in particular. A copy of the
candidate’s CV (in English preferably), should also be attached.

The deadline for nominations is 12 May 2013 at 20:00 UTC.

For more information on the election process, please refer to:

[http://www.afrinic.net/elections/process] to be familiar with the
new process.

or, in case clarification is needed, please contact us at:

nomcom2013 at afrinic.net

Note: It is expected that candidates attend the AfriNIC-18 meeting in
person on the Election Day (21 June 2013) where they will be afforded
an opportunity to introduce themselves and to make a short

More information about AfriNIC is available at


Douglas Onyango,
2013 Nominations Committee Chair.

Douglas Onyango | +256-772-712 139 | Twitter: @ondouglas
Life is the educator's practical joke in which you spend the first
half learning, and the second half learning that everything you
learned in the first was a joke.

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