[Community-Discuss] Issue with non-AFRINIC Fellowship to Meeting -
ish.sookun at lasentinelle.mu
Mon Dec 10 17:04:56 UTC 2018
On 12/10/18 5:30 PM, Willy MANGA wrote:
> The most important here is : if the organization has a fellowship
> program or kind of, I suggested to publish it on their website with
> details (announcements, requirements, results,...).
> AFRINIC, ICANN fellowship program for instance have dedicated pages on
> their respective websites.
I get your point now. It's clearer to me and it makes perfect sense.
> A fellow is bound to some rules put in place by the organization during
> a specific timeline.
> Outside fellowship program, it's another story. But I remind you that
> when you participate in a debate during face-to-face meeting (either on
> microphone or remotely), you must clearly state your name and your
Yes. In fact, that was one of the basic rules instructed by the AFRINIC
fellowship team, to state the affiliation. I did miss a few times on the
microphone between saying La Sentinelle (the company I work for) and
stating that I am an AFRINIC fellow.
> Even here on mailing-list it could be a good practice if you use an
> email address according to your affiliation. Especially if you send
> messages from your corporate email , it should mean you speak on behalf
> of that particular organization. When it's not a corporate email, it
> depends :)
During the meeting though I asked a question to the board members
regarding speakers who stated "speaking in my personal capacity" before
they took the mic. I wondered whether their respective organizations had
a policy/rule on what they could say in such meetings. I also wondered
whether such disclaimers are just informational or they hold a legal value.
However, coming back to the topic of non-AFRINIC Fellowship that
actually sponsors universities, the students could end up stating their
affiliation to the university and not to the sponsoring organization;
the same with the organization name on their attendee badge and other
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