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[rpd] Board Composition

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Thu May 5 19:55:11 UTC 2016

Hi Viv,
At 12:17 05-05-2016, Viv Padayatchy wrote:
>If we look at board governance, there are three main areas where a 
>board member can impact afrinic's business:
>1. Policy Development
>         The board has little influence here. It cannot alter a 
> policy but it can refuse to ratify it and send the policy back to 
> the RPD. One might say that the board could use this power as a 
> delaying tactic. However, it will expose itself to tremendous 
> criticism if it refuses to ratify a policy, which has gone through 
> the proper policy development process, without good reasons. To me, 
> this is a natural check against possible attempt by the board to 
> derail the policy development process.
>2. Resource Allocation
>         Here again, resource allocation is performed by the 
> executive, and not the board, according to predefined sets of 
> policies. It is true that the board could have the last word on 
> matters of resource allocation where the request is unusual and the 
> policies are not clear cut enough for the executive to make a 
> decision. This is possibly an area that needs to be looked at.

This community agreed to the following several years ago:

   "When AfriNIC, can no longer meet any more requests for address space
   (from the Final /8 or from any other available address space), the
    Board may at its discretion and considering the demand and other
    factors at the time replenish the exhaustion pool with whatever
    address space (or part thereof) that may be available to AfriNIC at
    the time, in a manner that is in the best interest of the community."

S. Moonesamy 

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