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[rpd] Accountability assessment - PDP review?

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Sat Oct 29 11:59:37 UTC 2016

> On Oct 29, 2016, at 2:36 PM, sm+afrinic at wrote:
> Hi Alain,
> At 01:56 29-10-2016, ALAIN AINA wrote:
>> Under  a normal election process, i may have chance to google for candidates background, but what  would i look for ?
>> experience with  AFRINIC PDP? experience with Working Group ? experience with Internet Number ressources management ?
>> As we have multiple chairs, skills and expertises needed at some point,  may not always be the same.
> The is a description of the responsibilities of the Chairs at It does not list any of the above.  There is a video about the last selection of a Chair at  The video shows the Chair of Afrinic Ltd refreshing the memory of one of the candidates.
> If the persons voting for or against a candidate believe that one or more of the points which are listed above are required, I assume that they would use that for their decision.
>> I also point to cases  of  co-chairs election of the fly where one did not have that chance
> .
> Yes.
>> And voting for co-chairs is by show of hands of  people attending a particular public policy meeting.
> Ernest commented that according to the PDP the voting is done by a show of hands.  The election of the Chair used to be done by secret ballot.  In cases where there were last minute problems, the selection was done through a mechanism proposed by the Chair of Afrinic Ltd.  As those are recurring problems, I suggest documenting how the election/selection is supposed to be done.

Ack. We must now  document and be explicit all times. 
 But my main point here was that people voting in the room at a moment do not have necessary have a clue of what is going on and just vote as asked.

May be gauge the support to candidates on mailing list before the elections ?


> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy 

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