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[rpd] Eligibility Criteria for PDWG chairs

Anthony Ubah ubah.tonyiyke at
Mon Mar 29 09:09:20 UTC 2021

Dear PDWG,

*Proposed Eligibility Criteria *

*A. **OK*

*B. **OK*

*C. **OK* I think 2 Years is also acceptable

*D. **OK* I think 2 Years is also acceptable

*E. **OK*

*F. **NOK* (How can 3 Years of technical experience be
measured? Can a member who is an academic count none-industry years spent
in studies and research as technical experience. If not, does that count
for nothing?)

*G. **NOK* (I feel it is unnecessary to restrict Authors of
pending policies. Since these authors aren’t solely responsible for the
reasons why their policy(s) have stayed under review through the duration,
I think they shouldn’t be forbidden from running. We all know certain
proposal have been under scrutiny by the PDWG for over 2 years. Such
policies can be addressed separately)

*H. **NOK* (Some community members who neither “reside within”
nor “originate from AFRINIC’s service region” actively participate in the
community, and they have been allowed to propose policies (to help the
region), and these policies are also accepted and implemented. I suggest
their candidacy should also be accepted in the same vane, and they should
be allowed to run if they so desire to, in good faith)

*I. **OK (*What metrics can be used to evaluate this?)

In summary, I think the guideline in the PDWG election process for
eligibility criteria should be followed, until a proposal with a different
guiding protocol is approved instructing the community to do otherwise.
Since there is an existing protocol, let us stick to it.

According to this guide

Subsection 3

3) Candidate Eligibility

The candidate must:

• Be a natural person residing in a country from the AFRINIC
service region.

• Not be a staff of AFRINIC or any other Regional Internet Registry

Why do we insist on straying?

Kind regards,


On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 6:22 PM Madhvi Gokool <madhvi at> wrote:

> *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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