[Community-Discuss] Update from the Board regarding recent allegations

Jean-Robert Hountomey jrhountomey at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 14:01:10 UTC 2018

Dear CEO,

Thank you for the report. It tells that the Board is taking prudent
steps to investigate the claims. Prudence also requires questioning the
fact that staff relies on community list to express views and concerns
about working conditions and rights. It COULD be the symptom of staff
feeling not heard or not trusting anymore Senior Leadership or something

Looking at AfriNIC’s critical success factors (1): could you please let
us know since the board held several meetings, 1. if AfriNIC is planning
to investigate the root cause, identify potential risks of developing
signs of a negative work culture and manage them ? 2. if AfriNIC is
going to implement proper and proactive measures as whether or not the
claims are valid ? 3. if AfriNIC is going to publish and Equal
Opportunity Policy Statement as I read on the career page (2) "AFRINIC is committed to an open and transparent recruitment process and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer".

Thank you.


Jean-Robert Hountomey

(1). https://www.afrinic.net/en/about/origins
(2). https://www.afrinic.net/en/about/career

On 3/22/18 1:50 PM, Alan Barrett wrote:
> Dear AFRINIC community,
> The AFRINIC Board has held several meetings recently, including a special meeting today (22 March 2018) to discuss the recent allegations.  The Board recognises the severity and importance of the allegations, and intends to act as quickly as reasonable, but without undue haste.
> The Board wishes to clarify that the results of the independent investigation are expected to be reported by the Governance Committee on or before 30 April 2018.
> The Board is seeking legal advice on whether or not there has been a breach of any NDA, and expects to receive an answer by 30 March 2018.
> The budget of USD 15,000 was decided as an amount that the Board expects to be more than sufficient, so as to avoid back and forth approval.
> Alan Barrett, CEO, on behalf of the AFRINIC Board
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