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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal for Policy Development Process in the AfriNIC service region

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Wed Mar 24 18:29:44 UTC 2010

On Mar 19, 2010, at 10:06 AM, Vincent Ngundi wrote:

> Dear All,
> This is to clarify a few issues with regards to the AfriNIC Policy Development Process (PDP) arising from the discussions on the proposed NEW PDP.
> 1. Public Policy Meeting Agenda
> The agenda for the public policy meeting is prepared by the PDP-MG in conjunction with the secretariat.
Who composes the secretariat. The PDP has no provision for a secretariat.

> Generally, the agenda contains:
> • Presentation (by authors) and face-to-face discussions on the current policy proposals in line with the PDP;
> • An update of the PDP-MG activities; and,
> • An Open Q&A session (AOB).

The PDP says nothing about this.  When should  the agenda be published?

> 2. Chair of the Public Policy Meeting
> The AfriNIC Public Policy meetings are chaired by the Chair of the PDP-MG or one of the other two co-chairs.
What's about meeting minutes? when should them be published about the meeting ? 

> 3. PDP-MG Terms of Reference (TOR) and Elections Procedure
> Please note that the PDP-MG TORs and Elections Procedure were discussed during the AfriNIC-8 meeting in Rabat. A copy of the same is available at:

The PDP does not have a referral to the TOR. So when i read the PDP, i don't see what details of what the "to moderate and coordinate the policy development process and discussions" means.
> 4. Proposed Way Forward
> There's no need for a NEW policy proposal.
Is this a decision?    
> Instead, improvements should be made on the current PDP. In this regard, we recommend that the author of the current policy proposal reviews his policy proposal to reflect the same.

How  do we  improve the existing PDP other than what the proposal is trying to do?

> Please note that the current PDP is an improvement of the original PDP.

....and if i remember well,  this happened through a new proposal.

hope this helps


> Regards,
> Vincent Ngundi
> Chair, AfriNIC PDP-MG
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