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[AfriNIC-rpd] Way forward on discussion re. Election Process and Bylaws

Kris Seeburn kseeburn at
Tue Jun 28 09:43:18 UTC 2011


Sounds fine. This certainly frames the concerns raised and from the
different paragraphs also frames a schedule of the requirements.


-----Original Message-----
From: Adiel Akplogan <adiel at>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:25:22 +0400
To: rpd List <rpd at>
Cc: <member-discuss at>
Subject: [AfriNIC-rpd] Way forward on discussion re. Election Process and

>Dear colleagues,
>After quietly following the recent discussions on the rpd list on the
>election process that drift to our Bylaws, let me come in here with a
>way forward on these and try to wrap up the discussion so to let the
>work on the issues raised to start. I personally find the debate very
>useful and positive as it shows the growing interest of our community
>on AfriNIC's proceedings.
>A. On the election process: I would like to remind all that the NomCom
>   is appointed by the board and each NomCom has to submit to the Board,
>   after each election, a report taking into consideration all their
>   own observation and comments received all along the process.
>   We have just completed this election and they are just about to submit
>   their report and I'm sure they are going to include all the comments
>   from this list. There has been a report from NomCom2010 that was
>   forwarded to the NomCom2011. Not mentioning the report from our legal
>   counsel few years ago on the issue of proxy that come up during the
>   AfriNIC-8 meeting in Rabat. To be efficient in reviewing the process
>   I will suggest the following steps:
>   A.1 to let the NomCom2011 to complete its report and submit to the
>       board.
>   A.2 The Board, based on the report, setup an Election Process Review
>       committee that will come up with a revision of the current
>       process attached and available online at:
>   A.3 The proposal of the Review Committee will be published for
>       comments and presented at AfriNIC-15 meeting for further
>       discussion.
>   A.4 The Board should approve a new Election policy not later than
>       15/01/2012 so it can be used as from the next 2012 elections.
>B. On the AfriNIC Bylaws: Theres are already some ongoing discussion on
>   reviewing the current bylaws to better frame the
>   category. I will suggest that during this exercise all the other
>   be addressed. We will work with our legal counsel on that and present
>   the outcome to the current members (full and associates), and make
>   available online for public comment as well. The first Draft will be
>   presented at AfriNIC-15.
>Kind Regards to you all!
>Adiel A. Akplogan                         Tel. +230 403 51 00
>Chief Executive Officer, AfriNIC          Fax: +230 466 67 58
>adiel at -       sip: adiel at
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>rpd at

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