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[rpd] Eligibility Criteria for PDWG chairs

Wijdane Goubi wijdan.goubi at
Sun Mar 28 13:27:59 UTC 2021


First of all, besides the fact that the criteria set we have at hand
narrows down the options, it might make it a little bit harder for
candidates who intend to apply for the co-chairs position, especially some
points that are unfair and incomprehensive such as C, D and G. In addition,
the criteria set are already defined in the CPM. Therefore it is not for
one member to decide what criteria to be applied on candidates.

Regarding the point C, I find it hard to understand the need of having a
candidate who must have at least 3 years of sufficient past and participative
experience, which is first and foremost, unfair because being a member for
3 years in either AFRINIC or any other RIR does not make you necessarily an
expert whereas there can be a candidate with less years of experience yet
with better understating and expertise. That being said, the years of
experience should be unconsidered when deciding whether the candidate is
eligible or not.

As for the point D, it is illogical as well, since it also categorize the
candidates and privilege some of them, as there can be a candidate who have
not participated in two AFRINIC events or more (face-to-face or virtual) in
the past three years yet still have both a sufficient awareness and
proficiency of the CPM as well as an adequate technical knowledge.

Moreover, the point G which prohibits the participation of authors of any
policy proposals currently under discussion is unfair as well because,
other than the discrimination and differentiation against these authors, it
is a misjudgment on the part of the community to exclude them just because
they have a policy proposal currently under discussion.

Ultimately, the main reason behind choosing the vote election over
selection by consensus is the exigency and the necessity of fairness and
openness; hence we should make the participation process as fair and open
as possible in order to give an equal opportunity to everyone.



Le ven. 26 mars 2021 à 18:22, Madhvi Gokool <madhvi at> a écrit :

> *Dear PDWG,*






























> * I submit to you the below proposed eligibility criteria which are based

> upon the previous discussions on the rpd mailing list. We encourage you to

> follow the following guidelines to facilitate the compilation of your

> feedback:- 1. Please read and thoroughly review the list of eligibility

> criteria. 2. Please reply back to this email to keep the same thread of

> the discussion to ensure that your feedback is read. 3. If there are any

> criteria that you either support or do not support, please clearly refer to

> it and provide concise feedback (refer to the numbering in the list

> below). 4. If there are new criteria that you would like to propose, please

> clearly mention it concisely and add a new numbering. Proposed

> Eligibility Criteria 1. The intended volunteer must be well conversant

> with AFRINIC’s consensus-driven ecosystem, including its Policy Development

> Process; A practical understanding of RFC 7282 is required. 2. The

> intended volunteer must be accessible and make himself or herself available

> to follow and moderate all policy proposal discussions on AFRINIC’s rpd

> mailing list as well as attending AFRINIC Public Policy Meetings whenever

> they are held (Note: All logistical assistance will be provided by

> AFRINIC); 3. The intended volunteer must have at least 3 years of

> sufficient past and active participative experience on either AFRINIC’s or

> any other RIR’s rpd mailing list; 4. The Intended volunteer must have

> participated in at least two (2) AFRINIC events (face-to-face or virtual)

> in the past three (3) years; 5. The intended volunteer must have sufficient

> capability of understanding and interpreting the contents of AFRINIC’s

> Consolidated Policy Manual; 6. The intended volunteer must be able to

> demonstrate good technical knowledge and understanding of the Internet

> ecosystem. Having 3 years of related technical experience would be an

> advantage 7. Not being author of any of the policy proposals currently

> under discussion. The following are proposals not in the discussion

> threads : H)The intended volunteer must either reside within or originate

> from AFRINIC’s service region; I) The intended volunteer must be able to

> demonstrate excellent presentation and communication skills. We look

> forward to receiving your comments and feedback. ……………………………………………………………..

> Cher PDWG, Je vous communique les critères d'éligibilité proposés

> ci-dessous, qui sont basés sur les discussions précédentes sur la liste de

> diffusion rpd. Nous vous encourageons à suivre les directives suivantes

> afin de faciliter la compilation de vos commentaires :- 1. Veuillez lire et

> examiner attentivement la liste des critères d'éligibilité. 2. Veuillez

> répondre à ce courriel afin de conserver le même fil de discussion et de

> vous assurer que vos commentaires sont lus. 3. S'il y a des critères que

> vous soutenez ou non, veuillez y faire clairement référence et fournir un

> retour d'information concis (veuillez vous référer à la numérotation dans

> la liste ci-dessous). 4. S'il y a de nouveaux critères que vous souhaitez

> proposer, veuillez le mentionner clairement et de manière concise et

> ajouter une nouvelle numérotation. Critères d'éligibilité proposés 1. Le

> volontaire concerné doit bien connaître l'écosystème consensuel d'AFRINIC,

> y compris son processus d'élaboration des politiques. Une compréhension

> pratique du RFC 7282 est requise. 2. Le volontaire concerné doit être

> accessible et se rendre disponible pour suivre et modérer toutes les

> discussions sur les propositions de politique sur la liste de diffusion rpd

> d'AFRINIC, ainsi que pour assister aux réunions de politique publique

> d'AFRINIC lorsqu'elles ont lieu (Note : Toute l'assistance logistique sera

> fournie par AFRINIC) ; 3. Le volontaire concerné doit avoir au moins 3 ans

> d'expérience suffisante et active de participation à la liste de diffusion

> rpd de l'AFRINIC ou de tout autre RIR ; 4. Le volontaire concerné doit

> avoir participé à au moins deux (2) événements AFRINIC (face à face ou

> virtuels) au cours des trois (3) dernières années ; 5. Le volontaire

> concerné doit avoir une capacité suffisante de compréhension et

> d'interprétation du contenu du Consolidated Policy Manual d'AFRINIC ; 6. Le

> volontaire concerné doit être capable de démontrer une bonne connaissance

> technique et une bonne compréhension de l'écosystème Internet. Une

> expérience technique de 3 ans dans ce domaine serait un avantage. 7. Ne

> doit pas être l'auteur de l'une des propositions de politique actuellement

> en discussion. Les propositions suivantes ne figurent pas dans les fils de

> discussion : 1. Le volontaire concerné doit soit résider ou soit en être

> originaire de la région de service d'AFRINIC, ; 2. Le volontaire doit être

> capable de démontrer d'excellentes capacités de présentation et de

> communication. Nous nous attendons à recevoir vos commentaires et

> feedbacks. *


> Regards


> Madhvi


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