The NomCom comprises four members who are appointed by the AFRINIC Board.
The four (4) members of the NomCom are composed as follows:
- 1 Member selected from within the Board (Should not be from the region for which an election is being held).
- 3 volunteers selected from the community
The main responsibility of the NomCom is to screen and propose suitable candidates for all elections with AFRINIC.
These include Board, NRO NC, PDWG, Governance Committee or any other future elections within AFRINIC following the election process and guidelines.
NomCom members serve on a voluntary basis, supported and guided by the CEO along with a staff member appointed by the CEO.
The committee essentially works via e-mail (using a designated mailing list) and teleconferences.
The NomCom’s responsibilities are defined in section 9 (link) of the AFRINIC Bylaws.
Appointment of NomCom
Once the date of the first Public Policy Meeting of the year has been determined, the process to appoint the NomCom is initiated using the following timeline:
|Days to Election||Activity Date||Activity|
|NOMCOM Appointment Timeline|
|143||22-Jan-20||Board Decision to Call for Volunteers to NomCom|
|141||24-Jan-20||Publication and Announcement of the Call for Volunteers|
|124||10-Feb-20||Closure of the Call for Volunteers; Board review of received volunteers|
|122||12-Feb-20||Board decision (& transmission to staff) on selected volunteers|
|120||14-Feb-20||Publication and Announcement of Selected Volunteers|
|106||28-Feb-20||Election of NomCom Chair|
|103||02-Mar-20||Announcement of Elected NomCom Chair|
|Board Nomination & Election Timeline|
|88||17-Mar-20||Send Nomination Information to AFRINIC Staff for publication|
|86||19-Mar-20||Publication of Nomination Information|
|86||19-Mar-20||Open Candidate Nomination Period|
|56||18-Apr-20||Close Candidate Nomination Period|
|54||20-Apr-20||Send Received Nominations to Board for Approval|
|52||22-Apr-20||Board Review & Transmittance of Approved Nominations to NomCOM|
|50||24-Apr-20||Start Review period of (Board Approved) Nominations|
|40||04-May-20||The end Review period of nominations|
|39||05-May-20||Prepare and send final candidate slate to Board for "Review" and "Non-binding advice"|
|37||07-May-20||Board-reviewed slate sent back to NomCom|
|36||08-May-20||Prepare and send final candidate slate to staff for publication|
|34||10-May-20||Staff Publication of final candidate Slate & candidate information comment pages|
|30||14-May-20||Announcement of Final candidate slate & opening of the public comments period|
|14||28-May-20||Prepare and Publish Announcement for AGMM notice (with final slate & expiring seats)|
|13||29-May-20||Open e-voting and proxy registration|
|1||10-Jun-20||Close of proxy registration & appointment|
|0||11-Jun-20||Election day, Close of electronic voting|