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[rpd] Interpret based on Policy but Regional Developement should be Priority 1

Kofi ANSA AKUFO kofi.ansa at
Fri Nov 28 03:43:05 UTC 2014

Noah how are these organisations contributing to regional development?

Anyway I put the challenge to these organisations which aquire such huge
allocations to take up some social responsibilities in the region.

IT is great to hear AfriNIC has a Research Department now and I hope it is
not going to continue blindly copying or replicating what other research
depts in other RIRs (i.e RIPE) are doing which has insignificant impact in
our region, but to be creative and take up initiatives to reflect the
critical issues on the ground. There are many interesting and passionate
youth initiatives going on in our region. The new research department can
work with the AfriNIC FIRE team to identify such initiatives.

One that quickly comes into mind is about a student in Ghana - Kpetermeni
Siakor who is helping to use internet technology to help eradicate the
Ebola epidermic. You can read more from  the link below.

And whilst we have AN OPPORTUNITY to appoint a new CEO I need not stress
the importance of picking a leader who is passionate about the African
course, a team player who is smart to put the link between our resource
management and regional development in terms of content and internet
enabled activities in our region.



take up projects that reflects issues on the ground in

On 26 November 2014 at 23:23, Noah Maina <mainanoa at> wrote:

> On 26 Nov 2014 16:46, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Alan Barrett <apb at> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thank you Sunday, for that report.  I am in agreement with all of it,
> >> but I would like to hightlght these two paragraphs:
> >>
> >>> The board has been given every assurance that AfriNIC staff followed
> >>> the IP allocation policy with regards to all allocations already made.
> >>
> >>
> >>> The board appeals to the community and to the AfriNIC members to
> >>> examine the current policies in light of the discussions held in
> >>> recent weeks and should the community feel that a change is needed,
> >>> the board encourages the members to follow the processes defined and
> >>> propose suitable changes to the current policies.
> >>
> >>
> >> I think it's especially important that both members applying for
> address space, and staff handling such applications, should follow both the
> letter and the spirit of the existing policies.
> >>
> >> The staff should take reasonable measures to check the information
> presented in applications, and the amount of checking that is reasonable
> goes up with the size of the requested space.  The Board should be aware of
> what's going on, especially when it may be controversial, but should not
> interfere without very good cause.
> >>
> >> If people think that the policies allow things that should not be
> allowed, then the correct remedial action is not to petition the staff or
> the board to do things outside the policy, but rather to go through the
> policy development process to change the policy.
> >>
> >> Finally, may we interpret the Board's message as meaning that Heng Lu's
> application is now approved, and no longer under review?
> >
> >
> > I think i will be surprised if board respond with a yes or no to this
> question as it will most likely go against the principle that they have
> highlighted in their earlier mail. Basically the way i have understood
> board's message is that the board is not in the position to review/approve
> allocation request as that is the role of staff. I also understand from
> boards mail that staff is expected to make their assessment and decisions
> based on the existing policies and procedures.
> >
> Which also means the ball is in the hands of the operations team or rather
> responsible stuff ref: IP allocation and if their due diligence returns
> positive results like " the previous allocation  was used up to foster
> internt development in Africa to a larger extent and there is really need
> to allocate more" ...then another allocation is worthy a short.....
> Otherwsimply drop the additional allocation of more space :-)....
> Regards
> Noah
> > Regards
> >>
> >>e
> >> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> Seun Ojedeji,
> >> Federal University Oye-Ekiti
> >> web:
> >> Mobile: +2348035233535
> >> alt email: seun.ojedeji at
> >>
> >>> The key to understanding is humility - my view !
> >
> >
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