The 2019 Nominations Committee is pleased to announce that the Nomination process for two co-chairs of the AFRINIC Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) is now open.
In order to re-establish the sequence of two-year staggered terms given in Article 3.3 of the Consolidated Policy Manual, one seat will be filled for a two-year term, and one seat will be filled for a one-year term. The open seats are:
- Seat 1, to serve a two-year term from mid-2019 to mid-2021, currently held by Dewole Ajao.·
- Seat 2, to serve a one-year term from mid-2019 to mid-2020, currently held by Sami Salih.
We are pleased to invite nominations for candidates for the above seats to serve a term starting from the election-day for the period specified above.
PDWG co-chairs are volunteers selected by the community as provided for in the current Policy Development Process (PDP). Their responsibilities are as follows:
- Chairing Public Policy Meeting sessions and evaluating consensus or lack thereof.
- Creating post-meeting policy reports (and meeting minutes).
- Sending notifications for Last Call and evaluating consensus or lack thereof.
- Writing reports to the board to recommend ratification of policy proposals that gained consensus.
- Evaluating emergencies that necessitate varying the normal policy development process.
- Moderating discussions on the mailing list and at face to face in accordance with the AFRINIC Code of Conduct.
- Representing the AFRINIC PDWG community at other RIR community public policy meetings in-person or remotely.
A nominee shall:·
- Be familiar with the AFRINIC Policy Development Process;·
- Have participated in the AFRINIC policy development working group·
- Be able to demonstrate that his/her activities are in the best interest of the African Internet Community.
- Be able to travel to the two annual AFRINIC public policy meetings.
Criteria and qualifications for eligibility
A nominee shall be nominated by one (1) member of the Policy Development Working Group and seconded by one (1) member of the Policy Development Working Group. A member of the Policy Development Working Group can nominate no more than one candidate and can second any number of candidates.
No person shall be appointed as a PDWG co-chair if he or she is a person who:
- is under 18 years of age;
- is an undischarged bankrupt;
- is not a natural person; or
- has been adjudged to have been of unsound mind
The seats are open to individuals residing within the AFRINIC service region.
Please complete the nomination form available at : https://registration.afrinic.net/elections/pdwg-nomination-2019 to nominate yourself or a person of your choice.
The Closure of the Candidate Nomination period is 10th May 2019 at 20:00 UTC.
Note: It is expected that proposed candidates should be able to attend (in-person or remotely) the upcoming AFRINIC 30 Meeting, taking place in Kampala, Uganda, on 20th June 2019 - the day of the election, where they will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community and make a short presentation. Details on the election process can be found at https://www.afrinic.net/policy/development-working-group#election