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[rpd] Gauging concensus for PDWG meetings
sami at ntc.gov.sd
Thu Dec 3 10:37:06 UTC 2015
I think the co-chair yesterday ready the three questions and ask for comments on the questions before he ask for showing hands
and now one comment.
So yes co- experience is the only way (yet) to got the consensus
Dr. Sami H.O. Salih
President of SDv6TF
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From: sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
To: "Mwendwa Kivuva" <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com>, rpd at afrinic.net
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2015 1:27:48 PM
Subject: Re: [rpd] Gauging concensus for PDWG meetings
At 01:00 03-12-2015, Mwendwa Kivuva wrote:
>There was an interesting debate yesterday at the floor of the Policy
>discussion meeting on how the co-chairs should phrase questions when
>gauging consensus for policies. There were those who felt that the
>co-chairs did not ask the right questions which would help the
>policy author determine the actions needed to take the policy forward.
>Is there a standard way to phrase consensus questions or are the
>co-chairs required to use their experience and discretion?
There isn't a standard way to phrase questions. It is useful if the
co-chairs have some experience in phasing the questions in order to
determine consensus on a proposal. It is also useful if the person
writing a proposal has some experience in how to move the proposal forward.
There are unfortunately some occasions where a co-chair did not ask
the questions correctly or made the determination look like a vote.
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