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[rpd] Eligibility Criteria for PDWG chairs

Daniel Yakmut yakmutd at
Sun Mar 28 11:58:47 UTC 2021

Dear Caleb,

Let me begin by understanding whether we are electing a new set of
Co-Chairs to start a new tenure *or* are we selecting an interim
Co-chairs for the purpose of the upcoming PPM *or *are we selecting
co-chairs to complete the tenure of the recalled co-chairs?

I am asking, because I understand your contributions in the direction
that, what we have been rambling on, is all about having an Interim
co-chairs. Similarly, the sections you are quoting speaks about
completion of tenure. The example also clearly shows the same thought line.

I am seeking this clarification,  is Madhvi now the chair of the an
ECOM? Let us be explicit in what we are doing or what we intend  to do.
I really don't want to speculate.

I want to reiterate again, let us stick to the rules and guides
enshrined in the CPM without being clever with interpretations of its'



On 27/03/2021 7:19 pm, Caleb Olumuyiwa Ogundele wrote:

> Hello Daniel,


> I think what Noah  was referring to was the invocation of section 3.3

> in part which says:


> */If the Working Group Chair is unable to serve his or her full term,

> the Working Group mayselecta replacement to serve the remainder of the

> term. If the Working Group Chairs are unable to attend the Public

> Policy Meeting, the Working Group shall nominate a Chair for the

> session. Anyone present at the meeting, whether in person or by remote

> participation, may participate in the selectionprocess for a temporary

> Chair./*


> If memory serves me right ( which i'm pretty sure it does) what

> happened in Botswana as i was also present at that meeting and infact

> had the honour to do the nomination of Dewole on floor of the the PPM

> was that Seun resigned, and the ECOM which is powered by AFRINIC staff

> made the call at the meeting. NoMCoM was not involved.


> I believe that Madhvi is doing is in absolute order given the

> circumstances we find ourselves. Therefore, this is not a matter that

> neccessary needs to be going before the NoMCoM. The PDWG can self

> organise and that is what is happening here. The whole idea is to

> drive a concensus by the secretariat based on serving the interest of

> the PDWG.


> I believe that the conversation should be, how we get the interim

> chairs "*SELECTED*" from within the working group? I also do not see

> any word around "ELECTION" but selection by the WG.

> We need to be mindful of the words in the CPM.


> Bear in mind that my comments are made as a RPD community member and

> not a comment based on any hat i currently wear in the community.



> Caleb Ogundele

> Community Member


> On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 3:32 PM Daniel Yakmut via RPD <rpd at

> <mailto:rpd at>> wrote:


> I am happy you said "coordination with NomCom Chair". So I expect

> we should be having NomCOM by now, and they handling the

> selection/election process of the Co-Chairs going forward.


> The Secretariat providing the support necessary for the NomCom to

> function.



> Simply,


> Daniel


> On 27/03/2021 3:00 pm, Noah wrote:


>> On Sat, 27 Mar 2021, 14:18 Daniel Yakmut, <yakmutd at

>> <mailto:yakmutd at>> wrote:



>> AfriNIC has always been Secretariat for PDWG. But I can't

>> remember it mutating into a NomCom.



>> Dan,


>> Well as an example, when we were in Botswana in 2016, where

>> within an hour of Seun resignation after the PPM, the WG selected

>> Dewole as co-chair with the coordination from policy liason

>> (AFRINIC Staff) and nomcom chair.


>> This coordination from the secretariat is not new chief.


>> Noah

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