[Community-Discuss] Questions about transparency

sm+afrinic at elandsys.com sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
Tue Jun 6 13:34:03 UTC 2017

Hi Andrew,
At 05:23 06-06-2017, Andrew Alston wrote:
>I believe that the NRO actually already publishes a report - I don't 
>know how detailed it is - but what I personally would like to see 
>from AFRINIC is to say "We funded our ASO/NRO representatives to the 
>tune of X, of which Y was travel based, Z was whatever based 
>etc."  This way the community can also look at the numbers and tell 
>if they are happy with them.  I point out that at one point, ARIN 
>asked their members about half a million dollars being spent on 
>something (can't remember what), and the members were fine with it - 
>but the members were given the choice.
>Basically - I just want to know how the money is being spent.

Thank you for explaining the above as it helps me to understand what 
you would like to know.

>In this regard - I refer specifically to AFRINIC board members 
>travelling to and attending meetings like RIPE conferences, ARIN 
>conferences, APNIC conferences, ICANN meetings, IGF meetings etc.  I 
>would like to see that if board members are travelling there on 
>AFRINIC dime, that they produce a report as to what happened at the 
>meeting, how they contributed, what they learnt etc.  This helps to 
>justify the amount of money it costs to have board members at these 
>meetings and at the same time enhances the communities understanding 
>of what is happening in the wider scope of things globally.  AFRINIC 
>and its community is part of a much larger system, and I personally 
>welcome any information I can get about everything going on in the 
>rest of the world, and I just feel that if board members are going 
>to be travelling there using member fees to pay for it - there is no 
>harm in requesting that said board members produce a report to the 
>community at large that we can all benefit from.  There is nothing 
>confidential that needs to be reported - just information that may 
>be useful in enhancing the members knowledge of what is going on out 
>there in the world.

There is a public part to those conferences and that is already 
available only.  Are you arguing for more information about that part?

S. Moonesamy 

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