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[rpd] PDWG situation without co-chairs

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at
Fri Feb 12 13:47:17 UTC 2021

Folks, let's make it simple, as simple as possible.

Board will meet next week. I believe they have no other way or option to
look other than organize an online election as it happened recently.
And for that we, PDWG must have people willing serve the community.
Preferably people who are not involved in the recent endless discussions
and that have two characteristics: 1) Have a fair experience with the
PDWG and CPM and, 2) Be able to appease the situation and conduct things
towards a more peaceful scenario focusing the group in discussing the

I personally don't know any of the previous Co-Chairs, but if any of
them who served before and was never involved in any controversies that
person could make himself/herself available to serve for example, at
least for a interim and transition time.

Different from what some people are saying there is NO possibility
anywhere in the current CPM text for the Board to choose someone to be
serve as Co-Chair, even in such unusual situation. I find it a pity and
really believe if there was such option that could be a great way
forward and it exists in other RIR's PDP, but here in AfriNic it doesn't
exist so let's move over without this possibility.


On 12/02/2021 06:38, S. Moonesamy wrote:

> Dear Mr Wollner,

> At 11:01 PM 11-02-2021, Paul Wollner wrote:

>> Can you elaborate on the circumstances that led to the situation and

>> how it has handled?


> There wasn't a process in place to select the PDWG co-Chairs when the

> current policy development process was implemented.  The Board Chair

> asked me whether I would agree to serve as PDWG co-Chair. The Board

> Chair then proposed my name to the audience at the face-to-face PDWG

> session.  The persons in the room applauded.  I was appointed by

> acclamation as Interim PDWG co-Chair.


> Regards,

> S. Moonesamy


> Board Chair, AFRINIC

> Mobile: +230 5824 5410


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