[Community-Discuss] [AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN 2016 Nominating Committee Announces Selections - unfortunate Africa distribution
Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
paulos at sdnp.org.mw
Wed Aug 31 08:35:01 UTC 2016
On 31 Aug 2016 at 8:32, waudo siganga wrote:
> Paulos - the nomcom only has responsibility to ensure there is at least
> one board member from the region. The rest are selected by respective
> SOs/ACs that have their one selection policies and methods.
Correct on the "responsibility" but I was expecting the ICANN NomCom to be much better
informed and act in a pragmatic manner, I expect much more from a NomCom that just
satisfying a responsibility.
> But you gave
> a point which probably can only be addressed by reforming the nomcom.
Agreed, then the NoCom should be reformed, if it does its job this way.
Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2016, at 04:48 AM, Dr Paulos Nyirenda wrote:
> > On 30 Aug 2016 at 15:50, Yaovi Atohoun wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Please read more about the NomCom announcement
> > > at https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-29-en
> > I see it as unfortunate that both ICANN board members from the Africa
> > region in this
> > ICANN NomCom selection come from North Africa.
> > I see it as loss of geographic diversity as well as loss of diversity in
> > community
> > representation in this selection and in the resulting ICANN Board
> > representation.
> > I do not blame this on North Africa, the rest of Africa simply needs to
> > push for and
> > move forward into occupying such positions and NomCom needs to look out
> > for such
> > disparities.
> > It is my hope that this unfortunate ICANN Board distribution is not
> > because there were
> > no good applicants from the rest of Africa, did the ICANN NomCom fail to
> > attract good
> > enough candidates from the rest of Africa?
> > Regards,
> > Paulos
> > ======================
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