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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16
quaynor at ghana.com
Tue May 22 08:17:56 UTC 2012
On May 21, 2012, at 18:52, Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-05-21 at 16:17 +0000, Nii Narku Quaynor wrote:
>> On May 21, 2012, at 15:10, Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2012-05-21 at 16:14 +0300, Maina Noah wrote:
>>>> On 21 May 2012 16:04, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Maina Noah
>>>> <mainanoa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> To me that would be dictatorship and there is no room for
>>>> dictatorship in a
>>>>> community driven organization like AfriNIC.
>>>>> Yes a > number of membership is great for Afrinic's progress
>>>> but is not
>>>>> justification for countries with more stake at AfriNIC to
>>>> assume the board
>>>>> directorship and needless to say, are the folks from such
>>>> countries with
>>>>> greater number of LIR's actually
>>>>> representing the community well on the board.? or their
>>>> intentions are
>>>>> actually self-centered?
>>>> Dictatorship by the south africans or unto them? Constituting
>>>> of membership and addresses, why should SA not get
>>>> commensurate stake
>>>> on the board?
>>>> I think we should shift this discussion to something more relevant.
>>>> How about we forget about
>>>> Countries like .za with more Afrinic membership wishing for stake on
>>>> the board and rather look at
>>>> individual capabilities and experience from a prospective candidate,
>>>> as remember folks are fighting
>>>> to get on board but seem to have individual or rather nationalistic
>>>> goals than being African community
>>>> We elect this folks to go and represent the continent and not the
>>>> regions and individual countries...Take note
>>>> of that.
>>> Good comment. Perhaps people should take a look at the Proposed By-Law
>>> changes. To download a copy, go to
>>> (ie - its not yet on but linked from the new website)
>>> Here the concept of non-regional director is discussed along with the
>>> removal of Alternative board members. (section 12.4).
>>> As currently stated, the Elders (there are three of them, Dr Nii
>>> Quaynor, Pierre Dandjinou and Viv Padayatchy) get to somewhat choose the
>>> non-geographical directors. The concept of selecting non-geographical
>>> directors is fine - look for good Board qualities, Auditors, Finance
>>> people, etc -
>> this is fine: perhaps some selection scheme for elders after we have
>> 5-7 ex-chairs would do
> Was sort of hoping natural causes might reduce numbers. ie Wisdom to
> step down?
All have stepped down from board and been away by wish not on natural causes
> The Council of Elders are advisers that the Board can request assistance
> from when needed. They should not become a Second Board.
Were you wishing different? and has any one said different?
>>> but make the selection of these people a bit more open
>>> (include the current board as part of the selection committee) and
>>> always have a choice of people (say three) so that the general
>>> membership can then vote their preference as part of the normal election
>>> process. I'd assume the two non-geographical directors would have
>>> staggered terms too.
>> How about: The community propose/many avenues the potential non
>> geographic directors to the elders separately is better.
> I don't understand what you are saying.
A more consultative approach prefered in contrast to 'elections'. I can easily see that after the geographic board elections, the elders after receiving nominations and consultations would select 2 non geographic directors for the board
>> Elders select in support of the geographic elected board. One would
>> keep the board out of it as not good select themselves.
> In most companies, the NomCom is often made up entirely of Board Members
> - ie they select themselves. I believe that co-operation between the
> Board and Elders to find suitable candidates for the two
> non-geographical directors every three years would work.
Consultation would include all member types of AfriNIC including board
>> Advise and select the non geographic directors is ok
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