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[rpd] AFRINIC PDWG Co-Chair Selection Candidates Matrix

Caleb Olumuyiwa Ogundele muyiwacaleb at
Fri May 20 23:11:04 UTC 2022

Hello Sylvain,
Applying or getting nomination itself is a job on it's own.

The records are there to examine if we decide to dig down.

The matrix has made selection easy enough to do the selection by rough
concensus if not by consensus which definitely favours one candidate over
the others.

Having to write long statements to justify a VOLUNTEER NON PAID position
when the CV itself speaks volume in addition to the matrix is a no brainer
to me.

I like fairness and process.

>From a previous NomCom experience, if the nominees fail to tick certain
documented criteria such as as a simple matrix, we halt the the progress of
such applications going forward.

It is vexatious, waste of time and retrogressive to put the entire
community through the stress of reading every documentation of the
candidates when only one candidate meets the basic matrix of selection
criteria this same RPD established and agreed upon.

Besides Darwin is a previous Cochair. I'm sure that experience counts also
in his favour rather than wasting time of community contributors.

The earlier the better we get over this and get down to serious policy

Caleb Ogundele

On Fri., May 20, 2022, 3:28 p.m. Sylvain Baya, <abscoco at> wrote:

> {remove community-discuss}
> Dear PDWG,
> Hope this email finds you in good health!
> Please see my comments below inline...
> Le vendredi 20 mai 2022, Ish Sookun <ish.sookun at> a écrit :
>> Hi Jordi,
>> On 20 May 2022, at 13:53, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
>> jordi.palet at> wrote:
>> While the number of emails is significative, I was not looking into just
>> counting them. Also, you will need to point how many each year, if they are
>> related to specific proposals, and so many variables, that, as you very
>> well said “Do read these emails …”.
>> Yes, indeed. That is why I mentioned reading the emails. One should be
>> able to draw his/her own conclusion.
> Hi Ish,
> Thanks for both your contribution & those of Jordi
> + Mike. Hi brothers :-)
> ...trying to summarize/reorganize, but not only ;-)
> 1| we actually know the various sources [1,2,3]
> where to find the information related to individual
>  active participation within the PDWG. But it should
>  not be the responsibility of the PDWG to dig down
>  those sources on the first hand...but it's ok to double-check...if need
> be.
> 2| the PLT (Policy Liaison Team) must, by an
> automated mean, provide URIs (from RPD/AC/RC
> & PPM records), and small stats [4], showing the
> activity (active participation) of each nominee;
> within the PDWG, during the last two years.
> 3| it should be clearly stated to nominees that
> PDP experience is required [5];
> 4| allow the community to properly evaluate
> nominees [5];
> 5| the PDWG should find more ways to avoid eager
>  new participants aiming for a leadership position
>  before they have been actively involved through
> the PDP.
> 6| each nominee should write its summary with
> relevant information, in trying to satisfy the
> selection criteria. That summary should contain, usefull references
> regarding what it says about the nominee; for those who may want to know
> more
>  about a given nominee [5].
> 7| a statement of support could add more relevant
> information and references about the nominee.
> 8| quality of contribution is better than quantity;
> but the PDWG needs more active participations :-)
> 9] it appears necessary to amend the actual selection criteria, but it is
> important to consider
> that (as noted by Jordi): those who apply for a
> given position should make at least few extra
> efforts to show/explain (with public available
> references) why they think to be the best choice.
>  If only one nominee provides such relevant
> information it's not its fault...we should actually
>  work with what we have.
> __
> [1]: Sources include: Archive of the RPD mailinglist,
> Recordings of the PPM, and more...
> [2]: for exemple the file containing all emails of the RPD during year
> 2021 is at the following URI:
> <>
> [3]: Video Recordings of previous PPMs need to
> be classified into a meaningful playlist:
> <>
> [4]: Stats formated at the convenience of the Staff,
>  including the number of: DPP co-authored, single emails to RPD, threads
> to RPD, etc.
> [5]: an amendment to the selection criteria
> Excuses, if i missed some important contributions.
> ...and please just add it :-)
> Shalom,
> --sb.
>> Regards,
>> ———
>> Ish Sookun
>> Systems Architect @ La Sentinelle Ltd
> --
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