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[rpd] Board Election 2017: Final Candidate Slate

Mark Elkins mje at
Mon May 22 12:03:34 UTC 2017

On 22/05/2017 13:52, Ish Sookun wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On 22/05/17 15:39, Mark Elkins wrote:
>> When I first became a Board Member of AFRINIC eighth or so years ago,
>> there was a young lady from Kenya who also joined. She was fresh out of
>> University and, as only two people volunteered for East Africa, and
>> there were two places to fill, she got on. Never came to a meeting and
>> met her only once at ICANN in Kenya.
> That's indicative of a lack of engagement by other community members. I
> had a similar experience in Mauritius.
> In my opinion a volunteer with little or no experience should be given a
> chance if there is no other suitable candidate, like in the case you
> mentioned. Age is not always indicative of experience.


> How does Afrinic currently address non-participation of board members
> (if it's still happening)?

I think its something like three strikes (missing three consecutive 
scheduled meetings without a reasonable excuse) and you are out. I stand
to correction as I'm no longer a Board member.

Point being, there is a reasonable mechanism in place.

Mark James ELKINS  -  Posix Systems - (South) Africa
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