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[rpd] [Board-Discuss] UPDATE PRIVATE: Re: Draft Procedure for Removal of an NRO NC/ASO AC Member

herve.clement at herve.clement at
Wed Dec 13 08:35:21 UTC 2017

Hello all,

Within each RIR, 2 NRO NC members are appointed by the community and the last one by the Executive Board.

Best regards


De : Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at]
Envoyé : mardi 12 décembre 2017 21:53
À : Sunday Folayan
Cc : General Discussions of AFRINIC; rpd >> AfriNIC Resource Policy
Objet : Re: [rpd] [Board-Discuss] UPDATE PRIVATE: Re: Draft Procedure for Removal of an NRO NC/ASO AC Member

On Dec 12, 2017, at 12:03 , Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at<mailto:sfolayan at>> wrote:

Hello Marcus, Kangamutima and the Community,
Let me make a clarification.

The thinking and intention of the Board is that:

1. Provision 9.2a can be triggered by 9.4 or by the Board when the need arises, without waiting six months for a community meeting.

2. Such an action is indeed an emergency action. Such an action requires  a super majority of the board as noted in 9.2a and 1 above.

3. The Board is happy to make it 3/4 i.e. 7 members, instead of the current super-majority of 2/3 i.e. 6 members, if there is no objection or other view on the required majority from the community.

There is nothing inappropriate about such a provision. Indeed, the Board (elected by the same community, acting on behalf of the community) approves policies made by the Community, on behalf of the community.

Well… Not quite true, there Sunday.

The board is elected by the AfriNIC voting members. The ASO AC is elected by a far larger community (or at least a far larger community is eligible to participate in the election should they choose to do so).


Kind Regards ...

Sunday Folayan.
Chair, AFRINIC Board.
On 12/12/2017 11:34, Marcus K. G. Adomey wrote:
Hi Community,

In deed, I cannot also grasp the common sense behind the board revoking community elected representative at the NRO NC/ASO AC. In fact, it does not make sense for the board to do so but rather it is the community which can revoke board members. I therefore don’t support this provision.



From: Jean-Baptiste MILLOGO <jbmillogo at><mailto:jbmillogo at>
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:40 PM
To: AFRINIC Communications; rpd at<mailto:rpd at>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Draft Procedure for Removal of an NRO NC/ASO AC Member

Dear Alan,

Thanks for this.

There is a problem with 9.2a (and 9.4 by implication). It is groundless for the board to remove a member that was appointed by the community.

Officers should be removed by the mechanism by which they were appointed.   All the other proposed clauses follow this principle of like for like.

There is also lack of a procedure to recall members of the board of directors.  This is a good time to also deal with the recall of officers in general.

Best regards,

2017-11-22 11:57 GMT+00:00 AFRINIC Communications <comms-announce at<mailto:comms-announce at>>:
Dear AFRINIC Community,

The Board has noted that there is no procedure for the removal of an NRO NC/ASO AC member.  The Board has drafted a procedure to be considered for addition to the election guidelines at <>.

The Board calls for comments for a 30 day period (ending on 22 December 2017).  Please comment in the community-discuss mailing list.

The draft procedure appears below.

Alan Barrett


The Board proposes the following procedure, to be considered for addition to the election guidelines at:

9. Removal

9.1 An NRO NC member appointed by the AFRINIC Board may be removed from office at any time by a resolution of the Board.

9.2 An NRO NC member elected by the AFRINIC community may be removed from office through any of the following methods:

(a) A supermajority vote (two-thirds) of the AFRINIC Board, meeting in person or via teleconference, at a meeting where the agenda circulated in advance includes the possible removal of an NRO NC representative.
(b) A majority vote held by the community present at an AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting.

9.3 An individual whose removal is contemplated in terms of 9.2 is entitled to at least 10 calendar days’ notice of the meeting, and may appear before and be heard at such a meeting. Removal may proceed with or without such individual’s presence at the meeting.

9.4 Any ten (10) bona fide members of the AFRINIC community may petition the Board to initiate a removal in terms of 9.2(b), giving at least 40 days’ notice and giving reasons for the contemplated removal. Such petition shall be published. Unless the Board finds that the petition is invalid or frivolous, the Board shall ensure that the agenda of the forthcoming Public Policy Meeting includes the consideration of the removal of the NRO NC member.

9.5 Eligibility to vote for the removal in terms of 9.2(b) shall be determined in the same way as the eligibility to vote for the appointment of candidates.


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