[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] Accountability assessment - bylaws changes
alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Mon Sep 26 18:29:21 UTC 2016
> 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.
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