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[rpd] AFRINIC PDWG Co-Chair Selection Candidates Matrix

Murungi Daniel dmurungi at
Sat May 21 06:11:41 UTC 2022

Dear RPD,

I agree with Caleb's assessment. 

Additionally as others have pointed out, PhD titles shouldn’t matter in this case if the candidate does not provide basic information such as nominator NIC handles and seconders who are in good standing.

From my perspective, the candidates disqualify themselves by failing to follow the basics as required by the election process. 

Why would the community trust such candidates to handle Co-chair affairs after they have proved they can’t follow basic instructions?

Murungi Daniel

> On May 21, 2022, at 2:11 AM, Caleb Olumuyiwa Ogundele <muyiwacaleb at> wrote:
> 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 work. 
> Caleb Ogundele 

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