[Community-Discuss] The Governance Committee: Way forward

Mark Elkins mje at posix.co.za
Fri Dec 4 13:54:30 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-12-04 at 13:43 +0000, jnoulaye at yahoo.fr wrote:
> Dear Afrinic Members,
> The Governance Committee charter is a wonderful document we have now. 
> After the discussion in face to face on it yesterday  I understood
> that the board will continue  receiving comments, and will come out
> with the consolidated document during the next AGMM. 

I agree - its basically there.

> Below are my few comments.

> a) My feeling is that the constitution of the GC is too large. I
> expected  a committee of maximum  of 3 people, since the role of that
> Committee is only  to provide ADVICES when it is needed to the Board
> of  Directors.

I also agree with you - I also believe it can be much smaller. 

> b) My take is that AFRINIC is still a very small organization to have
> a GC of 11 members.

...and is not overflowing with money to spend.

> c) I suggest that when the charter will be consolidated by the Board,
> we just keep it and re-reactive it when the need will be. If you agree
> with me,  we add the following as article 11 into the current draft.
> ------
> 11 - Starting of the  Governance Committee.
> The Governance Committee will start acting when the need will be, by
> an ordinary resolution of AFRINIC Membership at the Annual General
> Member's Meeting requesting the board to take such action.
> ------
> Best wishes to All.
> Janvier Ngnoulaye
> Afrinic Member
> Academia - Yaounde Cameroon
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