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AFRINIC Elections Processes (2022)




AFRINIC holds several elections as part of its proceedings and organisational governance structure. We usually hold elections for:

  1. The appointment of the Board of Directors
  2. The appointment of Co-Chairs of the Policy Development Working Groups
  3. The appointment AFRINIC region's representatives on the NRO Number Council (NRO-NC)
  4. The appointment of a community representative to the Governance Committee

The AFRINIC community is expected to play an active role in the running of the organisation and also in the global Internet resource community by nominating candidates and voting in various AFRINIC elections.

We strongly encourage members and the community, in general, to actively participate in the election process.


Governance Committee

According to the Terms of Reference (ToR), three members are elected using a process similar to that used for the AFRINIC Board of Director Elections. Election to the Governance Committee follows the same process as the Board Election.

Governance Committee Election Process

Appointment of Board of Directors (BoD)

Elected members of the AFRINIC Board of Directors play an important role in the community. Successful candidates serve a term of three years.

AFRINIC Board of Directors | BOD Election (Overview) | Board Election Process (2022)

The election for the Board takes place at the AFRINIC General Members' Meetings (AGMM), which usually takes place around May/June every year.

Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO-NC)

The NRO-NC consists of representatives elected by the Regional Internet Community and/or appointed by the Regional Internet Registries. AFRINIC-elected members of the NRO Number Council also participate in the ICANN Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO-AC)

NRO-NC (ASO-AC) Election Process

Policy Development Working Group Co-Chairs

The PDWG Co-chairs consist of representatives elected from the regional Internet community to coordinate and facilitate the AFRINIC Policy Development Process.

AFRINIC PDP | PDWG Co-Chairs Selection Process

Policy Development Appeal Committee

The AFRINIC Policy Development Appeal Committee, or the Appeal Committee, is a committee appointed by the AFRINIC Board, intended to adjudicate appeals in terms of the Conflict Resolution section of the AFRINIC Policy Development Process (PDP)

Appeal Committee | Terms of Reference 



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