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NomCom (2021)

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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 Chairperson work with the Election committee as per Section 10 of AFRINIC bylaws.

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:


Election TimelineResponsibility
  18-Mar-21 NOMCOM Terms of Reference and Nomination Information/details AFRINIC / BOARD
88 10-Mar-21 Reviewing of Nomination Information  NOMCOM
86 13-Mar-21 Publication of Nomination Information NOMCOM/AFRINIC 
86 13-Mar-21 Open Candidate Nomination Period [start receiving and putting together nominations] NOMCOM
79 20-Mar-21 Reminder to the Community for vacancies for nomination NOMCOM/AFRINIC 
71 28-Mar-21 Reminder to the Community for vacancies for nomination NOMCOM/AFRINIC 
63 4-Apr-21 Reminder to the Community for vacancies for nomination NOMCOM/AFRINIC 
56 8-Apr-21 Close / Extend Candidate Nomination Period NOMCOM/AFRINIC 
54 10-Apr-21 Send Received Nominations to Board for Approval NOMCOM
52 12-Apr-21 Board Review & Transmittance of Approved Nominations to NomCOM BOARD
50 14-Apr-21 Start Review period of (Board Approved) Nominations NOMCOM
40 24-Apr-21 The end Review period of nominations NOMCOM
39 25-Apr-21 Prepare and send final candidate slate to Board for "Review" and "Non-binding advice" NOMCOM
37 27-Apr-21 Board-reviewed slate sent back to NomCom BOARD
36 28-Apr-21 Prepare and send final candidate slate to staff for publication NOMCOM
34 30-Apr-21 Staff Publication of final candidate Slate & candidate information comment pages NOMCOM/AFRINIC 
30 5-May-21 Announcement of Final candidate slate & opening of the public comments period NOMCOM
14 20-May-21 Issue of Notice of AGMM  (with final slate & expiring seats) BOARD
14 20-May-21 Open e-voting and proxy registration ECOM
6 29-May-21 Close of proxy registration & appointment[5 clear days before Election day Board and GovCom]  ECOM
0 4-June-21 AGMM - Election day for Board and GovCom, Close of electronic voting. (Closing time to be announced at the opening of the electronic voting) BOARD



NomCom Guidelines (2018)

Adhoc Guidelines (2018)


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