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[rpd] AFRINIC Board Elections - 2014: Call for Nominations

Mark Elkins mje at
Wed May 7 18:05:29 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-05-07 at 20:05 +0300, Noah Maina wrote:
> Me Just curious!
> Aren't some of the nominated folks already or were  members of the
> board in the recent past....the names look familiar ....

Yes, Both Indian and Central Africa have Board members who are
re-standing for a second term. This makes them immediately useful, no
learning how things work. In my observations, "new blood" can take a
year or so to become useful.

Other RIR regions (for example, RIPE) allow multiple repetitive terms.
This gives that community Board Stability, helps stops old mistakes from
being repeated.

> Should some of us assume that there is no new blood in some of these
> regions who can be nominated or there is less awareness in the
> community thus we keep seeing the same names over and over most of the
> time?

There is more new blood than old (7 out of 10 people) standing.
Being an AFRINIC Board Member can be quite time consuming. There is also
no "sitting" fee. Finding willing people who can bring appropriate
Business Management and Leadership skills as well as their time is not
as easy as one might think.
Lastly - the community decides who is (re-)elected, old or new.

> Noah
> Dear Colleagues,
> Consequent to the call for nominations and subsequent evaluation of
> nominees by the Nominations Committee (NomCom), we are pleased to
> announce the following final slate of candidates for the following
> seats on the AFRINIC Board:
> Indian Ocean:
>     Andrinirina Joël RANDRIANASOLO
>     Kris Seeburn
>     Subramanian Moonesamy
> Central Africa:
>     Antoine Joseph Junior Tonye
>     Bope Domilongo Christian
>     NGNOULAYE Janvier
>     Andrew Kenningale Alston
>     Boubakar Barry
>     Hajanirina Ramboasalama
>     Ilunga Kabwika Serge
> Full candidate information has been published at:
> The community (and especially members) are hereby invited to view
> candidate details and express any objection or support about the
> suitability of the candidates for the board position using the
> comment section at the URL above.
> The public comment period will close on 26 May 2014 at 2000UTC.
> Members that will not be able to attend and/or vote physically at
> the AGMM in Djibouti on 06 June 2014 are informed that there is now
> an option for electronic voting, which will start on 27th May 2014
> until 05 June 2014 and will be conducted through the MyAFRINIC
> portal -
> More information is available at:
> For any queries or clarification, please contact the nominations
> committee by email at:
> nomcom2014 at

Mark J Elkins - AFRINIC 2014 Nominations Committee Chair
mje at - nomcom2014 (at)
Tel: +27.128070590  Cell: +27.826010496

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