[AFRINIC-announce] Call for Nominations: AFRINIC region representative to the ICANN ASO-AC

Ernest ernest at afrinic.net
Mon Sep 29 19:18:37 UTC 2014


The AFRINIC Nominations Committee (NomCom) is pleased to invite
nominations for candidates to run for an open seat on the NRO NC
(ICANN ASO AC) for the AFRINIC region. The term for the elected
candidate will be from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 (3 years).

The NRO-NC serves as the ICANN ASO-AC according to the ICANN ASO
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at

The current representatives from the AFRINIC region on the ICANN
ASO-AC (and their respective terms) are:

Fiona Asonga (01/2014 – 12/2017)
Douglas Onyango (01/2012 – 12/2014) - Open Seat
Alan P. Barrett (01/2014 - 12/2015) - Appointed by the AFRINIC Board

1. Responsibilities of the ICANN ASO-AC:

* Undertaking a role in the global policy development process
* Providing recommendations to the Board of ICANN concerning the
recognition of new RIRs, according to agreed requirements and
policies as currently described in ICP-2.
* Defining procedures for selection of individuals to serve on other
ICANN bodies, in particular on the ICANN Board, and implementing any
roles assigned to the Address Council in such procedures.
* Providing advice to the Board of ICANN on number resource
allocation policy, in conjunction with the RIRs.
* Developing procedures for conducting business in support of their
responsibilities, in particular for the appointment of an Address
Council Chair and definition of the Chair’s responsibilities.

For more information about the NRO-NC and the ASO-AC, please go to:
http://www.nro.net and http://aso.icann.org/

2. Eligibility

* Open to individuals residing within the AFRINIC service region.
* Self-nominations are permitted and must be supported by a minimum
of one active AFRINIC member.
* A person may only nominate one candidate - and, in case of
multiple nominations by the same person, only the last nomination
will be considered valid. AFRINIC or other RIR staff can neither
nominate candidates nor be nominated for an ASO AC seat.

3. Nominating Procedure:

To nominate yourself or a person of your choice, please browse to:


If you experience any issues with the nomination form, please submit
the following nominee information to nomcom2014 at afrinic.net

a. Nominator
    Full Name:

b. Nominee
    Full Name:
    Organisation (or Affiliation):
    Current Position:
    Physical address :
    E-mail address:
    Phone number:

c. Secondment (in case of Self Nominations):
    Full Name of Seconder:
    E-mail address:
    Brief supporting statement (not more than 400 words):

Candidates must provide two valid references who will be contacted
by the NomCom for further information and background checks if

Also required:
A copy of candidate’s Resume (CV)
A photo of the candidate.

4. Deadline for Nominations:

All nominations should be submitted by 20:00H UTC on 19 October 2014.

Please note that the election will take place during the AFRINIC-21
meeting scheduled to happen in Mauritius on 28 November 2014. An
eligible voter shall be any non-AFRINIC or non-RIR staff who has
registered to attend (and is present at) the AFRINIC-21 meeting. A
registration badge shall be requested as proof.

Should you have any questions or comments about the process, please
mail nomcom2014 at afrinic.net

More information:
AFRINIC region ASO AC Election Process:

Full text of this announcement:

Sent on behalf of the Chair,
2014 Nominations Committee.

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