[Community-Discuss] [AFRINIC-Announce] NomCom Call for Volunteers

Kris Seeburn seeburn.k at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 14:05:56 UTC 2018

Actually this clause also affects the two-non regional directors. Meaning there is a challenge here.

But anyways, since at this point there is no one from mauritius I would like to volunteer as well for the nomcom. I am not going to write a cv. So I hope am considered.


> On 22 Jan 2018, at 12:46, Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
>> On 22/01/2018 10:19, AFRINIC Communication wrote:
>> [Version française ci-dessous]
>> Dear AFRINIC community,
>> The AFRINIC Board is required to appoint a Nomination Committee (NomCom) every year, in terms of article 9 of the Bylaws <https://afrinic.net/en/about/bylaws/2001-afrinic-bylaws-2016?start=8>.
>> I hereby call for volunteers from the community to fill three open positions on the 2018 NomCom.  If you are interested in serving on the 2018 NomCom, please send your expression of interest, including a short biography, by email to legal<at>afrinic dot net by Friday 3 February 2018 at 20:00 UTC.
> ...
>> * AFRINIC Board of Directors:
>> Two Board seats are up for election, to serve three-year terms from 2018 to 2021.  Terms begin and end after the AGMM where elections are held.
>> - Seat 5 (Southern Africa), currently held by Lucky Masilela;
>> - Seat 6 (Eastern Africa), currently held by Abibu Rashid Ntahigiye.
> ...
>> In terms of section 9.1 of the Bylaws:
>> - No candidate for election to the Board may be a member of the NomCom;
>> - No person domiciled in a region whose Board seat is open for renewal may be a member of the NomCom; this means that the 2018 NomCom may not not include people who reside in the Eastern Africa or Southern Africa regions.
> I'm beginning to seriously wonder about the relevance of 9.1 in the
> Bylaws. They certainly used to make sense when there were two Board
> members per region and there were only elections for PDP and ASO (of
> which few wanted to do), but now it is only one Board member and there
> are also Governance and other seats from any region. That is - its
> probably very difficult to find NomCom volunteers from regions where
> there is not something going on election-wise.
> If the second part of 9.1 were scrapped (or even suspended) "No person
> domiciled in a region whose Board seat is open for renewal may be a
> member of the NomCom;" - I'd happily volunteer for NomCom duties, a job
> I believe I know pretty well.
> -- 
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