[Community-Discuss] Issue with non-AFRINIC Fellowship to Meeting -

Chittesh Sham chittesh at lsl.digital
Mon Dec 10 17:47:13 UTC 2018

Hi Alan, 

Thank you for the information. I understand that AFRINIC is very liberal in allowing external sponsorship by AFRINIC members for their employees to attend AFRINIC meetings and i firmly  believe in this as it encourages others to do the same and grows the community. 

What i'm curious to know is that whether or not it is deemed as appropriate for AFRINIC to intervene in circumstances that could end up filling the room with sponsored people favoring a specific organisation ? 


On Dec 10, 2018, 6:54 PM, at 6:54 PM, Alan Barrett <alan.barrett at afrinic.net> wrote:
>> On 10 Dec 2018, at 18:34, Chittesh Sham <chittesh at lsl.digital> wrote:
>> Hi Willy, 
>> I agree with you that organisations (outside fellowship programs)
>should have a set of clearly defined rules both for their fellows as
>well for other stakeholders involved. 
>> But the main parties such as AFRINIC and ICAAN should also set some
>rules for those outside fellowship programmes. As a preventive measure,
>so as to avoid the running into the risk of some organisation with a
>lot of fellows having a strong lobby with some sort of hidden agenda. 
>> I am unaware if AFRINIC has already setup some rules according to
>this, do you know if it does? 
>AFRINIC has not set any rules for what you call “outside fellowship
>programmes”.  AFRINIC members often sponsor their employees to attend
>AFRINIC meetings, and other organisations may also sponsor people to
>attend.  AFRINIC has not interfered in such arrangements.
>At one time, AFRINIC had an arrangement with OIF, where AFRINIC would
>assist in arranging travel for OIF fellows, but that arrangement lapsed
>some years ago.
>Alan Barrett
>Community-Discuss mailing list
>Community-Discuss at afrinic.net
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