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[rpd] Eligibility Criteria for PDWG chairs

Ibeanusi Elvis ibeanusielvis at
Tue Mar 30 00:23:00 UTC 2021


I am totally in disagreement with the recent list of criteria and still
maintain that we (AFRINIC) should work towards maintaining the three core
principles of this internet community: Inclusiveness, Openness and
Fairness. There is already a functional criteria present in the CPM and if
there should be any changes needed, then it should be after the election
with it going though a PDP. All these specifications of years of experience
required is just limiting and narrowing down the option and going against
the aforementioned three core principles of the internet community. People
should be eligible to run for the available position if they think they are
capable of carrying out the duties that comes with being the PDWG Co-chair
objectively. It is left for us to make objective, smart and educated
decision on whom we elect during the election.
Also, not allowing the authors whom their policy proposal are still under
discussion is unfair and bias. It is not their fault that their policy
proposal are still in the discussion stage. This criteria does not make
sense to me.


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:12 Owen DeLong via RPD <rpd at> wrote:

> This is a perfectly fine list of recommendations to the group in

> considering candidate qualifications and I agree

> that using it to construct a candidate questionnaire would be useful in

> helping to consider and evaluate

> candidates. However, if it is used to disqualify candidates from

> nomination or otherwise prevent or intimidate

> candidates from running for the office, then it crosses the line and

> becomes an ad hoc process not permitted

> under section 3 of the CPM.


> Were these criteria rewritten as an amendment to section 3.3, I would

> support their adoption as candidate

> qualification criteria. However, because that has not yet happened, we

> must live within the rules as they exist

> today and we cannot arbitrarily apply these criteria to discriminate

> against candidates being placed on the

> slate for consideration. As such, I highly recommend that the “list of

> criteria” be re-titled as a “Suggested

> Measurements of Qualification for the Electorate”.


> Owen


> On Mar 29, 2021, at 7:31 AM, AFRINIC Policy Liaison <

> policy-liaison at> wrote:











> *Dear PDWG 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 :- 1. 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. 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 policy development

> mailing list; 4. 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; 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 to 5 years of Internet Protocol related technical

> experience would be an advantage 7. 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; 8. The intended volunteer must either reside within or

> originate from AFRINIC’s service region; 9. The intended volunteer must be

> able to demonstrate excellent presentation and communication skills. 10.

> 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. version francaise

> Cher PDWG 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 :- 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 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 de l'élaboration des

> politiques de l'AFRINIC ou de tout autre RIR ; 4. 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 ; 5. Le volontaire concerné doit avoir une aptitude à comprendre et

> à interpréter le contenu du consolidated policy manual de l'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 à 5 ans dans le domaine du protocole Internet

> serait un avantage. 7. 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 ; 8. Le candidat concerné doit résider dans la région de

> service d'AFRINIC ou en être originaire ; 9. Le volontaire doit être

> capable de démontrer d'excellentes compétences en matière de présentation

> et de communication. 10. 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


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