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NomCom (2020-BC)

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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:


 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 



NomCom Guidelines (2018)

Adhoc Guidelines (2018)


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