Dear AFRINIC Member,
NomCom2018 is pleased to announce that the AFRINIC Board Nomination process is 
open for the following seats:

Seat 5 (Southern Africa), currently held by Lucky Masilela;
Seat 6 (Eastern Africa), currently held by Abibu Rashid Ntahigiye

We are pleased to invite nominations for candidates to fill the above seats to 
serve three-year term starting from BOD’s election-day in the Annual General 
Members’ Meeting in 2018 till BOD’s election-day in the Annual General Members’ 
Meeting in 2021.
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 AFRINIC by-laws.

A nominee shall:
•Be nominated by one (1) AFRINIC member in good standing and Seconder by one(1) 
AFRINIC member in good standing or be formally endorsed by at least two (2) 
AFRINIC members in good standing (i.e. they must not have unpaid fees) in case 
of self-nomination. A member can nominate no more than one candidate and can 
second any number of candidate.
•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 or HR management;
•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 13.10 of the AFRINIC bylaws:

No person shall be appointed or hold office as a Director if he is a person who:
(i) is under 18 years of age;
(ii) is an undischarged bankrupt;
(iii) 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;
(iv) 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;
(v) is not a natural person; or
(vi) has been adjudged to have been of unsound mind

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

The Closure of the Candidate Nomination period is 15th March 2018 at 20:00 UTC.

Note: It is expected that candidates should be able to attend AFRINIC-28 in 
person on the Day of Election (10 May 2018) 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 Dakar, Senegal from 6th -11th May 2018
For more information on the election process, please browse 

Dr. Wale Adedokun
On behalf of NomCom 2018

Wale Adedokun PhD
Event Coordinator
Nigeria Network Operators Group(ngNOG)


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