[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] Accountability assessment - bylaws changes

Arnaud AMELINA amelnaud at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 18:48:23 UTC 2016

Hi CEO, nomcom chair,

We are reading the GC call for nominations and see a procedure for
elections. There is however no requirements, criteria or experience stated
which is surprising as this is to do with a governance committee. Any
reason for this?

Furthermore  and once again, why are COE members not allowed to join GC,
why COE could not appoint a nominee to GC or for that matter why COE not
used for the GC.



Le 26 sept. 2016 18:31, "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at afrinic.net> a écrit :

> > On 26 Sep 2016, at 21:00, Benjamin Eshun <benjamin.eshun at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at afrinic.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, it’s true that a committee of 5 members cannot include a
> representative from all 6 sub-regions.  I don’t see that as a problem.
> >
> > I see alot of problems with the practical implementation this.
> >
> > 1. My first problem is which region is to be left out and what happens
> when the more than one person come from a particular region.
> Of the five voting members on the GC, two are appointed by the Board, and
> three are elected by the AFRINIC Membership.  The two appointed by the
> Board must come from two different sub-regions.  The three elected by the
> membership must come from three different sub-regions.   However, nothing
> in the charter prevents the same region from being represented both within
> the Board-appointed and the Membership-elected subsets of the GC.  The
> regional requirements in the charter are to ensure that a single region can
> never dominate the votes.
> > 2.  Will the Board appoint it's members for/from a particular region and
> leave the other regions to the community.  In this case which regions will
> the rest of the community nominate GC members and which will be done first.
> If the Board appoints somebody from a particular sub-region, that does not
> prevent the Membership from electing another person from the same
> sub-region, or vice versa.
> Does it matter which is first?  I expect that the Board would listen to
> advice about that.
> > 3.  What selection mechanism will be used to  guarantee the regional
> diversity.
> NomCom is asking for nominations from all 6 sub-regions.  The voting
> process has not been finalised, but what I suggested to NomCom was:
> 1. The candidate with the most votes is elected for a three-year term;
> 2. All other candidates from the same sub-region are eliminated;
> 3. The remaining candidate with the next highest number of votes is
> elected for a two-year term;
> 4. All other candidates from the same sub-region are eliminated;
> 5. The remaining candidate with the next highest number of votes is
> elected for a one-year term;
> This will guarantee that the three Membership-elected members of the GC
> come from three different sub-regions.
> In the future, assuming nothing unusual happens, one candidate will need
> to be elected every year for a three-year term.
> Alan Barrett
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