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[rpd] Call for interest for PDWG chairs closed & Way forward

Mirriam mirriamlauren at
Fri Apr 9 07:49:36 UTC 2021

Hi Jaco,
I strongly agree with the above. Both Vincent and Darwin have requisite knowledge and qualification for the job. They are very well suited for the task.


On Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:19:19 PM GMT+3, Jaco Kroon <jaco at> wrote:

Hi All,

Given that we've repeatedly stated that there should be a nominator and a seconder for all nominations, this means we only really received 3 nominations (3,4,5 below).

Given that Abulkarim (4) was one of the co-chairs removed by the recall committee, and there has been controversy around the previous co-chairs, in my opinion we only really have two candidates.

And both of these candidates seems to be good choices.  From Vincent's (3) nomination, by Barry:

"Vincent is an outstanding person for the PDWG as he was the first co-chair of the same back in the days. we need to bring back the fundamental values and hence i nominate him"

I could not agree more about bringing back the fundamentals, and plainly Vincent has experience in a co-chair position that we desperately need at this point in time.

Regarding Darwin (5), I've gone back and read a fair number of his emails over the last year or so, and Darwin in my opinion has a level head, the ability to reason and understand as well.  I could not find a single example of him being involved personally in a controversy in spite of him providing his opinion on a number of topics.

I would thus like to make two proposals.

1.  We select the two candidates as above, in my opinion with Vincent in the two-year tenure and Darwin in the one year tenure.  By consensus if possible.

2.  Given that the next meeting is two months from now, I would like to propose that we measure these tenures as from "this year" such that the effective tenures will be one and two years respectively from now, and not "puppet" and "one year" effectively.

Kind Regards,

On 2021/04/08 16:26, AFRINIC Policy Liaison wrote:

Dear Colleagues

As mentioned in our email on 7 April 2021, AFRINIC as Secretariat had started the process of contacting the nominators that were mentioned in the nomination forms of the candidates .  The update feedback received is as follows:-

Wijdane Goubi  -  Nominator did not approve as per email received 

Anthony Ikechukwu Ubah -  Nominator did not approve as per email received 

Vincent Ngundi - Both nominator & Seconder approved as per email received

Adbulkarim Oloyede -  Both nominator & Seconder approved as per email received

Darwin da Costa - Both nominator & Seconder approved as per email received

Elvis Ibeanusi - Nominator approved as per  email  received



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