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[rpd] Secretariat PDWG

Sun Feb 21 09:05:11 UTC 2021

Hi Eddy,

In order to be able to propose other options, I’ve asked already *twice* in previous emails to the Board to confirm if their understanding of the bylaws Article 11.4 (“Notwithstanding, the provisions of Article 11.2 the Board may adopt such policies regarding the management of internet number resources where it considers that the same is necessary and urgent, having regard to the proper and responsible usage of these resources.”), is that they also can decide on how to proceed, by means of policy on the solution to this problem.

Note that this will also allow to take a decision on the choices 1 and 2 that you presented, without doubts of legitimacy for that.

Obviously, the Board will need to answer a few hours before 20:00 UTC on  22nd, so the PDWG have time to suggest the Board possible choices based on that understanding of 11.4.

Pity that we didn’t got a precise answer on that the first time it was asked, but hopefully this 3rd time is the one ;-)




El 19/2/21 17:32, "Eddy Kayihura" <eddy at> escribió:

[French below]

Dear Colleagues,

We are following the discussions on the RPD mailing list with the utmost attention and appreciate your efforts to find a solution for selecting the working group co-chairs.

We have seen some community recommendations that AFRINIC, in its role as secretariat to the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG), facilitates the ongoing discussions by summarising all the options on the table. We are happy to take on this task.

As it currently stands, we have seen two proposed options on the list:

Option 1: Co-chair election by the PDWG via an online election

Option 2: Co-Chair selection by the PDWG via consensus

We would like to invite our community members to suggest any other proposed options that they consider to be a potential way forward on the list by Monday, 22 February 2021 (20h00 UTC).

The AFRINIC team will then publish a comprehensive list of the proposed options on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

The AFRINIC team will then share a staff assessment and impact analysis for implementing each option on Friday, 26 February 2021.

We believe that this will aid the PDWG in making its decision on the best way forward.

. To aid us in capturing your proposed options precisely, we ask you the following:

· We encourage you to be concise when raising your proposed option.

· We are not seeking support or comments on proposed options at this point, just a collection of all the different proposed options.

I hope this approach could help us come together as a community and agree on the best way forward for this core component of our bottom-up, all-inclusive process that AFRINIC and its PDP have been founded upon.


Kind Regards,

Eddy Kayihura,

Chief Executive Officer,

African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC)

[French Version]

Chers collègues,

Nous suivons les discussions sur la liste de diffusion de la RPD avec la plus grande attention et apprécions vos efforts pour trouver une solution pour la sélection des coprésidents du groupe de travail.

Nous avons vu certaines recommendations de la communauté selon lesquelles AFRINIC, en tant que secrétariat du groupe de travail sur l'élaboration des politiques (PDWG), pourrait faciliter les discussions en cours en résumant toutes les options sur la table. Nous sommes heureux d'assumer cette tâche.

Dans l'état actuel des choses, nous avons vu deux options proposées sur la liste :

Option 1 : élection des coprésidents par le PDWG via une élection en ligne

Option 2 : sélection des coprésidents par le PDWG par consensus

Nous aimerions inviter les membres de notre communauté à proposer toute autre option qu'ils considèrent comme une voie possible de solution, sur la liste avant le lundi 22 février 2021 (20h00 UTC).

L'équipe d'AFRINIC publiera ensuite une liste complète des options proposées le mercredi 24 février 2021.

L'équipe d'AFRINIC partagera ensuite une évaluation et une analyse d'impact pour la mise en œuvre de chaque option le vendredi 26 février 2021.

Nous pensons que cela aidera le PDWG dans sa décision.

Pour nous aider à noter les options que vous proposez avec précision, nous vous proposons la démarche suivante :

- Nous vous encourageons à être concis lorsque vous présentez l'option que vous proposez.

- Nous ne cherchons pas à obtenir un soutien ou des commentaires sur les options proposées à ce stade, mais simplement à rassembler toutes les différentes options proposées.

J'espère que cette approche pourra nous aider à nous rassembler en tant que communauté et à nous mettre d'accord sur la meilleure façon de faire avancer cette composante essentielle de notre processus ascendant (bottom-up) et inclusif sur lequel AFRINIC et son PDP ont été fondés.


Eddy Kayihura,

Chief Executive Officer,

African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC)

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