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AFRINIC 2017 Board Nomination

March 14 2017 - NomCom2017 is pleased to announce that the AFRINIC Board Nomination process is open for the following seats:

Seat 3 (Indian Ocean), currently held by Kris Seeburn;

Seat 4 (Central Africa), currently held by Christian D. Bope;

Seat 8 (Non-geographical), currently held by Andrew Alston

 

We are pleased to invite nominations for candidates to fill the above seats to serve three-year terms from July 2017 to June 2020. Any suitable natural person residing in one of the above regions can be nominated (for that sub-region) provided they comply with the requirements in Section 13 of the by-laws.

 

A nominee shall:
  • Be nominated by one (1) AFRINIC member in good standing or be formally endorsed by at least two (2) AFRINIC members in good standing in case of self-nomination. A member can nominate no more than one candidate, and can second any number of candidates..
  • Have participated in at least two (2) AFRINIC events (physically or online) in the past three (3) years;
  • Have at least five (5) years professional experience in an area relevant to AFRINIC activities, such as Internet Resource Management, ICT, policy development, finance, audit and HR management;
  • Not be a member of a decision-making body (such as a Board) of an organization which may create any conflict of interest;
  • Be available and committed to participate in Board meetings and other AFRINIC activities (face-to-face and online).

Kindly note the following as stipulated in Section 11 of the AFRINIC bylaws:

No person shall be appointed or hold office as a Director if he is a person who:
  1. is under 18 years of age;
  2. is an undischarged bankrupt;
  3. would, but for the repeal of Section 117 of the Companies Act 1984 of Mauritius, be prohibited from being a Director or promoter of, or being concerned or taking part in the management of, a company within the meaning of that Act;
  4. is prohibited from being a director or promoter of or being concerned or taking part in the management of a company under Sections 337 or 338 of the Act;
  5. is not a natural person; or
  6. has been adjudged to have been of unsound mind

To nominate yourself or a person of your choice, please complete the nomination form available here.

The Closure of the Candidate Nomination period is 22nd April 2017 at 20:00 UTC.

Note: It is expected that candidates should be able to attend AFRINIC-26 in person on the Day of Election (01 June 2017) where they will be afforded an opportunity to introduce themselves and make a short presentation to the community during the Annual General Members Meeting. The meeting will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 31st May-02 June 2017.

For more information on the election process, click here 

 

NomCom 2017

Call for Presentations AIS'17 is Open/ Registration OPEN

March 14 2017 - We invite all individuals wishing to present during AIS’17, which will be held from 21 May to 2 June 2017 to submit their presentation abstract. 

 

To enrich the discussions and share knowledge with the technical community at AIS’17, we are seeking presentations of a wide range of issues, broadly related to access and development of the Internet in Africa. We are specifically interested in presentations focusing on: 

  • Internet Governance
  • E-governance
  • Core Internet Infrastructure
  • Access, Utility and Development
  • The Internet and Economic Development
  • Business Practices and Technology
  • Higher Education in the Age of Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Technology and Business
  • Cloud Computing
  • Open Data/Big Data
  • Technology and Content Production
  • Relations between Mobile Operators and the Internet Community
  • Mobile Applications
  • IPv6
  • Peering and Interconnection
  • DNS 
  • RPKI
  • IXPs

 

Your contribution can be in the form of a presentation during a session, a tutorial, or a live technical demonstration. 

Kindly read all information carefully before submitting your proposal. 

 

Speakers’ Guidelines

  • Presentations should be 15 -30 minutes in length, with approximately 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end of each presentation.
  • The maximum time allotted per presentation will not exceed 45 minutes. 
  • The presenter(s) will be required to upload their final presentation in PDF format, no later than five (5) days prior to the presentation date.
  • Presenters are responsible for producing any handouts if required. There are usually approximately 200 delegates in each session.

 

Presentations with marketing and/or commercial content will not be considered.

 

How to submit a Presentation Proposal

  1. Please register/login on the AIS’17 website at: https://internetsummitafrica.org/component/afmeeting/?view=login
  2. Fill in the online form with the requested information.
  3. In the Speakers section, provide your abstract, your biography and slides if available and you are done!

 

Important dates to note

Deadline for submitting an application –  14 April 2017 

Notification of acceptance of application – 21 April 2017 

Submission of draft presentation  –   28 April 2017

Submission of  final presentation -  23 May 2017

   

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