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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal for Policy Development Process in the AfriNIC service region
aalain at trstech.net
Thu Mar 25 17:45:48 UTC 2010
i think that it is time to move from the "implicit and sloppy trusted" mode to a "more structured" mode.
One more thing missing is the format of policy proposal presentation at meetings.This can be a supporting document. It is good to have a standardized way to present policy proposals at meetings to allow people to easily catch :
- The incentive
- The details of the proposal
- The outcomes of ML discussions
- The issues
- What authors want to discuss at the meeting
On Mar 25, 2010, at 6:15 AM, Vincent Ngundi wrote:
> Dear Alain,
> Thank you for your comments. However, I suggest that we move our discussions to the policy proposal by SM.
> Please find responses to your queries inline.
> Who composes the secretariat. The PDP has no provision for a secretariat.
> The excerpt below is lifted from the PDP:
> The three (3) MG members shall be nominated for a 3-year term. The first for 1 year, the second for 2 years and the third for 3 years. AfriNIC will nominate one of it's staff members to the MG."
> The policy proposal by SM gives you an opportunity to enhance this if you think it's inadequate.
>> 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?
> That's been the practice but it can be explicitly documented.
> 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 ?
> These are very good observations and can come in handy in discussions on the policy proposal on the table.
> 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: http://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic9/pdp-mg_election.htm
> 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.
> The current proposal presents an opportunity to enhance this and other aspects that may not be well covered.
>> 4. Proposed Way Forward
>> There's no need for a NEW policy proposal.
> Is this a decision?
> No, it is a 'proposed way forward'.
>> 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?
> By reviewing the current PDP through a policy proposal that _recognises the current policy. The author has concurred with this and has already revised his policy proposal to reflect the same. See below from current policy proposal:
> It is proposed to _revise the existing policy so that the principles and procedures are documented."
>> Please note that the current PDP is an improvement of the original PDP.
> ....and if i remember well, this happened through a new proposal.
> Ditto above.
> Vincent Ngundi
> Chair, AfriNIC PDP-MG
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