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[AfriNIC-rpd] Comments about AFPUB-2010-GEN-005

Dr Paulos Nyirenda paulos at
Thu Dec 23 14:07:19 UTC 2010

Experience on the AfriNIC PDP-MG shows that conflict among chairs of the PDP process has 
occurred often in the last three years, making this a very meaningful and pertinent 

This has been the case at face to face public policy meetings as well as during PDP-MG 
internal meetings. It has been observed before that AFPUB-2010-GEN-005 has a major 
problem in that it has two co-chairs (even number) which will result in many hanging 
decisions very often. 

One way to the resolve this is to revise AFPUB-2010-GEN-005 so that number of co-chairs 
should have been odd.

When analysing such conflicts, it will be necessary to include consideration of conflicts 
of interest in policy development such as the case where one of the PDP co-chairs is an 
author of a policy under consideration as it unfortunately happened in the development of 


Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD

On 15 Dec 2010 at 12:42, Nii Narku Quaynor wrote:
> On Dec 15, 2010, at 2:12 AM, sm+afrinic at wrote:
> > AFPUB-2010-GEN-005 does not discuss about the question of conflict between the two
> > Chairs.  I suggest that the Chairs ask the community for comments to get a better
> > perspective of the problem.  The Chairs bear the responsibility to make the process 
> > work and to ensure that their decisions have the consensus of the community.
> normally, Chairs are looking for consensus so conflict would not be so meaningful
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