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[rpd] Nomcom request for feedback

Mark Elkins mje at
Thu Jun 6 07:58:54 UTC 2019

In the past, some of the PDWG Co-Chair elections have literally happened 
from beginning to end at the election time of the meeting - that is - 
Candidates volunteered for the position at the election meeting. The 
Meeting can also decide who should have a one year and a two year term. 
May need to do a paper vote rather than show of hands to make the event 
more formal from a numbers point of view. This particular election (PDWG 
CoChair) is the least formal of all AfriNIC elections - and that should 
be fine.

Candidates should have been involved in the PDP some time in the past - 
perhaps as a (co) author of a policy (at least subscribed to RPD and 
have submitted an e-mail comment at some time) - that is - they have 
shown previous interest in the actual process; and preferably those 
voting should have been involved with AfriNIC for at least a year, 
working for a resource holder or similar.

On 2019/06/06 09:34, Timothy Ola Akinfenwa wrote:
> Hello Iyedi,
> If the clarifications provided by Dr. Oloyede here 
> ( is a true 
> reflection of what transpired, then the process has been flawed and 
> something has to be done to correct this ASAP.
> Instead of considering the complaints from the four nominees that were 
> missing on the candidate slates sent out to the list, in the spirit of 
> transparency and credibility I want to suggest that *_ALL the 9_* 
> nominations be re-evaluated again and nominees given at least 5 days 
> to respond to any issue that needs clarification from the NOMCOM.
> Best!
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Engr. Timothy Ola AKINFENWA Senior System Programmer
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> won't have to hunt for happiness." ~ William E. Gladstone
> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:11 AM Iyedi Goma <iyedigoma at 
> <mailto:iyedigoma at>> wrote:
>     Dear community,
>     Veuillez trouvez la version française ci dessous.
>     The nomination committee received a question about the process for
>     the election of two PDWG co-chairs as one of the open seats is for
>     a two-year team and the other open seat is for a one-year term.
>     The nomination committee contacted the Afrinic elections committee
>     to request the process document for the elections. The nomination
>     committee was informed that there isn’t any documented process for
>     the election of two PDWG co-chairs.
>     The nomination committee recommends  that the process for the
>     election of the two PDWG co-chairs should be documented so that
>     the working group understand how  the process works.
>     There were nine nominations for the two the PDWG co-chair seats. 
>     After reviewing the nominations, the nomination committee found
>     that  there only four candidates who submitted the required
>     information before the endtime. The nomination committee was
>     contacted by four other nominees  as their names did not appear in
>     the announcement which was sent to the RPD mailing list.
>     The nomination committee would like to solicit the feedback of the
>     PDWG on the above by Friday 7  of June at 23:59 UTC
>     Cher membre de la communauté
>     Le comité de nomination avait reçu une question d’un membre de la
>     communauté lors d’une session de sensibilisation sur le processus
>     de répartition des deux postes  de co-présidence pour le PDWG. Il
>     est important de souligner que les deux mandatures ne possèdent
>     pas la même durée, un poste pour une année et une seconde pour
>     deux années, la question est celle de savoir comment on attribue
>     les postes à chacun des postulants.
>     Au regard de l'importance de la question le comité de nomination
>     avait contacté AFRINIC pour comprendre s’il y avait des documents
>      qui soutenaient ledit processus. Ce que nous avons compris de la
>     réponse du comité d’ élection qu il existe pas de procédure écrite
>     proprement dite.
>     Le comité de nomination recommande fortement que le processus
>     électoral  soit rédigé et validé afin de faciliter la tâche du
>     groupe de travail.
>     En ce qui concerne les candidatures pour les élections  de la
>     co-présidence du PDWG , le comité de nomination avait reçu neuf
>     prétendus candidatures. Après la phase de  collecte d'information
>     supplémentaire nous avons reçus que quatres dossiers de
>     candidatures. Après la publication des candidatures le comité de
>     nomination a été contacté par quatre des autres prétendus  et ils
>     ont soumis leur dossiers.
>     Dans le souci de transparence et d’équité nous souhaitons
>     solliciter l’avis du PDWG sur les éléments évoqués. Le comité de
>     nomination souhaiterait avoir votre retour d’ici ce vendredi 7
>     juin à 23h59 TUC.
>     Serge-Parfait Goma
>     Afrinic 2019 Nomcom Chair
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