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[rpd] Criteria for Eligibility or Selection of PDWG Co-Chairs

Fri Feb 19 14:41:19 UTC 2021

Hi Caleb,

Not sure if you followed the complete discussion.

This criterion was set as “mandatory” and I’m suggesting to make it as a “good to have but not mandatory”.

That said, I will also agree with your view. I think that’s the same we actually had in the chair’s election proposal (the first part).

I think the second part, I take it for granted, and if a selected co-chair has any conflict of interest, should say so, right? And not only in the selection process, but all the time while seating as chair?




El 19/2/21 13:29, "Caleb Olumuyiwa Ogundele" <muyiwacaleb at> escribió:

Hello Jordi,

Not wearing any cap as I write this email.

Jordi: 2.2 Be (or employed by) an AFRINIC resource-holder

I wish to disagree with your point on this particular one as you might be making it stringent for any volunteer in the community to participate irrespective of affiliation.

Another infered view could be that a co-chair could be sponsored by an organization with an organizational interest in the case where they are sponsoring or co-authoring a policy. Being a sponsored organizational co-chair could be that the individual would have to serve his/her organization due to KPR they have to fulfill.

I would rather we use the approach,

2.2. The preferred candidate/volunteer should be nominated by any AFRINIC resource holder while the candidate is expected to declare any conflict of interest emanating from such nomination.

That way we can keep a tab on the policies they chair and how they arrive at such decisions while making inferences to organizational interests.


Caleb Ogundele

Community Member

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 12:57 PM Sylvain Baya <abscoco at> wrote:

Dear PDWG,

Le ven. 19 févr. 2021 12:24, Wijdane Goubi <wijdan.goubi at> a écrit :

Dear community,

Admittedly, one of the most critical ways that us as individuals can influence the decision-making within the community is through voting, which is a right and a formal expression of preference for a candidate for a proposed resolution of an issue.

Hi Wijdane,

Thanks for participating, Sister. you prefer *election* as the *selection* model to be used; the PDWG should then agree on at least few *criteria* to ensure that we end up with (i) a reasonable *limited* number of (ii) *sufficiently* capable candidates.

Are you agreeing to these needs?

Hence, making a set of criteria for a WG participant to become a co-chair is going to put obstacles and barriers in front of both voters and candidates.

Therefore, I absolutely don’t go along with the view of putting restrictions on candidates no matter what hardships we went through during the time of the previous co-chairs otherwise it might lead us to misjudgments and discrimination.

...i'm sure we can also try to go ahead without

any *criteria* but i can't personally encourage

the PDWG to follow that path.

Of course, that is one way of looking at it; however we are talking about a voluntary position which simply should be for people who have a good knowledge of CPM and PDP alongside with a sense of commitment, devotion, and responsibility towards the community.

Sister, many thanks for your own proposition

of acceptable criteria.

...i'm sure that Noah is following-up ;-)





Le ven. 19 févr. 2021 à 06:52, Noah <noah at> a écrit :

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