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[rpd] Eligibility Criteria for PDWG chairs

Mon Mar 29 17:34:47 UTC 2021

I object to G as worded. I don’t think that was the discussion and will not be according to the PDP.

If I’m an author of a policy proposal, I can recuse myself, but that leaves a single chair, which is the college “sitting next” of the self-recused one. This is clearly prone to subjectivity, doubts about the consensus judgement, and open field for appeals.

I can understand a recusation of 1 person in a “group of 4 or more co-chairs” (to give an example), but not with just 2. Also, imagine the case where we have 4 co-chairs and 3 of them are authors of the same or different policy proposals … It is a mess, not a good neither desirable situation.

If you’re playing as an author, find, but then don’t play as co-chair “simultaneously”. If you plan to be candidate for co-chair, you need to stop working on proposals that may be in the game during your election/tenure. It is a very simple decision.

I can live with H, but I think it must be clarified if at elections time (I think so) or you need to step down if you stop residing in the region. Not sure if others also supported my perspective that “born in the region” must not be acceptable. Just imagine a family originated in Africa, but living in any other region, and during summer vacations a kid is born in any place in Africa, but is only coming to the region every few years. I don’t think that will be a valid candidate, as this person has no “real” day-to-day contact with the region, which is the only reason it is good to have a resident in the region, instead of being open to “any participant in the PDWG”.




El 29/3/21 16:40, "AFRINIC Policy Liaison" <policy-liaison at> escribió:


We have assessed the feedback received for the period 26 March 21:19 UTC+4 to 29 March 2021 08:35 UTC +4, in regard to the eligibility criteria and have updated the list and wording.

The list of criteria for the selection of PDWG co-chairs is as follows :-

A. The intended volunteer must be well conversant with AFRINIC’s consensus-driven ecosystem, including its Policy Development Process; practical understanding of RFC 7282 is required.

B. 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);

C. 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 policy development mailing list;

D. The Intended volunteer must have participated in at least two (2) AFRINIC Public Policy Meetings (face-to-face or virtual) in the past three (3) years;

E. The intended volunteer must have sufficient capability of understanding and interpreting the contents of AFRINIC’s Consolidated Policy Manual;

F. The intended volunteer must be able to demonstrate good technical knowledge and understanding of the Internet ecosystem. Having 3 to 5 years of Internet Protocol related technical experience would be an advantage

G. The intended volunteer shall not be the author of any of the policy proposals currently under discussion or agree to recuse oneself as author/co-author of any policy proposals under discussion;

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.

J. The intended volunteer must be endorsed and/or nominated by a registered contact of an AFRINIC Resource Member

Please advise if you as the Working Group approve of them  before they are published online.


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Nous avons évalué les commentaires reçus pour la période du 26 mars 21:19 UTC+4 au 29 mars 2021 08:35 UTC +4, en ce qui concerne les critères d'éligibilité et nous avons rédigé la liste.

La liste des critères pour la sélection des co-présidents du PDWG est la suivante :-

A. 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.

B. Le volontaire 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) ;

C. Le volontaire concerné doit avoir au moins 3 ans d'expérience suffisante et active de participation à la liste de diffusion de l'élaboration des politiques de l'AFRINIC ou de tout autre RIR ;

D. Le volontaire concerné doit avoir participé à au moins deux (2) réunions de politique publique d'AFRINIC (en face à face ou virtuelles) au cours des trois (3) dernières années ;

E. Le volontaire concerné doit avoir une aptitude à comprendre et à interpréter le contenu du consolidated policy manual de l'AFRINIC ;

F. 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 à 5 ans dans le domaine du protocole Internet serait un avantage.

G. Le volontaire concerné ne doit pas être l'auteur de l'une des propositions de politique actuellement en discussion ou accepter de se récuser en tant qu'auteur/co-auteur de toute proposition de politique en discussion ;

H. Le candidat concerné doit résider dans la région de service d'AFRINIC ou en être originaire ;

I. Le volontaire doit être capable de démontrer d'excellentes compétences en matière de présentation et de communication.

J. Le volontaire concerné doit être soutenu et/ou nommé par un contact enregistré d'un membre ressource d'AFRINIC.

Veuillez nous informer si le Working Group les approuvent avant qu'elles ne soient publiées en ligne.

Best Regards

AFRINIC Policy Liaison. t: +230 403 51 00 | f: +230 466 6758 | tt: @afrinic | w: | |

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