I am in support of keeping the applications open till the confirmed dates
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On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 16:20, AMADU YUSIF <yam...@ug.edu.gh> wrote:

> I also think is a ideal to consider Noah's proposal to keep the
> application open until the final date of the meeting will be decided.
>
> Thank you
>
> Yusif Amadu
> eLearning Unit
> University of Ghana Computing Systems
> University of Ghana
> Cell: +233244659245
> Skype:  kooissi
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Noah <n...@neo.co.tz>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:07 AM
> *To:* AFRINIC Communication <co...@afrinic.net>
> *Cc:* General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss@afrinic.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [Community-Discuss] Postponement of AGMM
>
> Dear Chairman,
>
> Thank you for this wise decision for the best interest of the members and
> the wider African internet community at large.
>
> In light of this development and as per the communication from NOMCOM
> Chair [1], the nomination period is supposed to be closed on 4 April 2020.
>
> Now, following the postponement of the AGMM what is the status of the
> deadline. One could suggest that the best course of action could be to keep
> the application open until the final date of the meeting will be decided.
>
> Considering the levels of anxiety the current pandemic is causing coupled
> the impact in terms of communication across Africa with various countries
> going into lockdown. Honestly speaking we are more focused on our safety at
> this moment and most African countries are lockdown with limited access to
> Internet for some folks.
>
> Best regards
> Noah
>
> [1]
> https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/community-discuss/2020-March/003498.html
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:31 AM AFRINIC Communication <co...@afrinic.net>
> wrote:
>
> Dear Members,
>
> Following the worldwide outbreak and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
> pandemic on public health and safety, we have given serious consideration
> to the maintenance of the AFRINIC Annual General Members’ Meeting (AGMM)
> that was supposed to be held during the Annual Internet Summit 2020 in
> Kinshasa on June 11, 2020.
>
> We have assessed the risk involved as regards the movement of staff and
> attendees bearing in mind the lockdown being implemented in several
> countries, including those on the continent.
>
> A first consequence of the above has been the postponement of all the
> activities of the Africa Internet Summit 2020  (AIS’20).
>
> Noting the above the AFRINIC Board of Directors held a special Board
> meeting on Friday 20 March 2020 and examined
>
> (i) the feasibility of holding the June 2020 via “audio, or audio and
> visual communication” on the original date as scheduled;
> (ii) the need to postpone the Annual General Members’ Meeting (AGMM) which
> is usually held during AIS’20.
>
> The AFRINIC legal team has advised that in terms of
>
> (a) the provisions of Paragraph 3(a) (ii) of Schedule 5 of the Companies
> Act, had to be fully complied with in the event that an on line AGMM was to
> be resorted to.
> (b) Section 115 of the Companies Act AFRINIC has the option of holding the
> AGMM either before 30 June 2020- its financial year ended on 31 December
> 2019 – or within a delay of 15 months after the previous AGMM, not later
> than 19 September 2020.
>
> Thus, it was decided that the AGMM be postponed to September 2020 at a
> date yet to be decided in the event that no fully and legally compliant
> technical option is available for holding the June 2020 AGMM online.
>
> The Board will communicate in due course the date and mode of holding of
> the AGMM.
>
> Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Dr. Christian D. Bope
> Chairman, AFRINIC Board of Directors
>
> …………………………………………………………………
>
> [Français]
>
> Chers membres,
>
> Suite à l'épidémie mondiale et à l'impact de la pandémie de COVID-19
> (Coronavirus) sur la santé et la sécurité publiques, nous avons
> sérieusement envisagé le maintien de l'Assemblée générale annuelle des
> membres de l'AFRINIC (AGMM) qui devait se tenir lors du Sommet Africain de
> l'Internet 2020 à Kinshasa le 11 juin 2020.
>
> Nous avons évalué le risque lié au déplacement du personnel et des
> participants en tenant compte du confinement en vigueur dans plusieurs
> pays, y compris sur le continent.
>
> Une première conclusion de ce qui précède a été le report de toutes les
> activités du Sommet Africain de l'Internet 2020 (AIS'20).
>
> Suite à ce déroulement, le conseil d’administration de l'AFRINIC a tenu
> une réunion spéciale le vendredi 20 mars 2020 afin d'examiner:
>
> (i) la faisabilité de la tenue de la conférence en juin 2020 par
> communication audio, ou audio et visuelle à la date prévue initialement;
> (ii) la nécessité de reporter l'assemblée générale annuelle des membres
> (AGMM) qui se tient habituellement pendant l'AIS’20.
>
> L'équipe juridique d'AFRINIC a indiqué qu'en termes:
>
> (a) des dispositions du paragraphe 3(a)(ii) de l'annexe 5 de la loi sur
> les sociétés (Companies Act) devaient être pleinement respectées dans le
> cas où l'on aurait recours à une AGMM en ligne.
> (b) de l'article 115 de la loi sur les sociétés (Companies Act),  AFRINIC
> a la possibilité de tenir l'AGMM soit avant le 30 juin 2020 - son exercice
> financier s'est terminé le 31 décembre 2019 - soit dans un délai de 15 mois
> après l'AGMM précédente, au plus tard le 19 septembre 2020.
>
> Ainsi, il a été décidé que l'AGMM serait reportée à septembre 2020 à une
> date qui reste à déterminer dans le cas où aucune option technique
> pleinement et légalement conforme n'est disponible pour la tenue de l’AGMM
> en ligne en juin 2020.
>
> Le Conseil d'administration communiquera en temps utile la date et le mode
> de tenue de l'AGMM.
>
> Nous vous remercions d'avance de votre compréhension et de votre
> coopération.
>
> Je vous remercie de votre compréhension et de votre coopération,
>
>
> Dr Christian D. Bope
> Président du conseil d'administration de l’AFRINIC
>
> ………………………..
>
> [البرتغالية]
>
> أعضاء العزيز،
>
> بعد تفشي وباء فيروس COVID-19 (Coronavirus) وتأثيره في جميع أنحاء العالم
> على الصحة والسلامة العامة ، أخذنا في الاعتبار بجدية الحفاظ على الاجتماع
> السنوي العام لأعضاء AFRINIC (AGMM) الذي كان من المفترض عقده خلال قمة
> الإنترنت السنوية 2020 في كينشاسا في 11 يونيو 2020.
>
> لقد قمنا بتقييم المخاطر التي تنطوي عليها حركة الموظفين والحضور مع الأخذ في
> الاعتبار الإغلاق الجاري تنفيذه في العديد من البلدان ، بما في ذلك تلك
> الموجودة في القارة.
>
> كانت النتيجة الأولى لما سبق تأجيل جميع أنشطة قمة الإنترنت الأفريقية 2020
> (AIS’20).
>
> مع ملاحظة ما سبق ، عقد مجلس إدارة AFRINIC اجتماعًا خاصًا لمجلس الإدارة يوم
> الجمعة 20 مارس 2020 ودرس
>
> (ط) جدوى عقد يونيو 2020 عبر "الاتصال الصوتي أو الصوتي والمرئي" في التاريخ
> الأصلي كما هو مقرر ؛
> (2) الحاجة إلى تأجيل الاجتماع السنوي العام للأعضاء (AGMM) الذي يُعقد عادةً
> خلال AIS’20.
>
> وقد نصح الفريق القانوني AFRINIC ذلك من حيث
>
> (أ) يجب الالتزام بأحكام الفقرة 3 (أ) (2) من الجدول 5 من قانون الشركات ، في
> حالة اللجوء إلى AGMM على الإنترنت.
> (ب) لدى القسم 115 من قانون الشركات AFRINIC خيار عقد AGMM إما قبل 30 يونيو
> 2020 - سنته المالية المنتهية في 31 ديسمبر 2019 - أو في غضون مهلة 15 شهرًا
> بعد AGMM السابق ، في موعد لا يتجاوز 19 سبتمبر 2020 .
>
> وبالتالي ، تقرر تأجيل AGMM إلى سبتمبر 2020 في تاريخ لم يتحدد بعد في حالة
> عدم وجود خيار تقني متوافق تمامًا وقانونيًا لعقد AGMM لشهر يونيو 2020 عبر
> الإنترنت.
>
> سيبلغ المجلس في الوقت المناسب بتاريخ وطريقة عقد AGMM.
>
> نشكرك مقدمًا على تفهمك وتعاونك.
>
> بإخلاص،
>
>
> دكتور كريستيان بوب
> رئيس مجلس إدارة AFRINIC
> ………………………………………………………………………….
>
> [Português]
>
>
> Queridos membros,
>
> Após o surto mundial e o impacto da pandemia de COVID-19 (Coronavírus) na
> saúde e segurança pública, consideramos seriamente a manutenção da Reunião
> Geral Anual de Membros da AFRINIC (AGMM), que deveria ocorrer durante a
> Cúpula Anual da Internet 2020 em Kinshasa em 11 de junho de 2020.
>
> Avaliamos o risco envolvido em relação ao movimento de funcionários e
> participantes, tendo em vista o bloqueio implementado em vários países,
> inclusive no continente.
>
> Uma primeira consequência do exposto acima foi o adiamento de todas as
> atividades da África Internet Summit 2020 (AIS'20).
>
> Observando o exposto acima, o Conselho de Administração da AFRINIC
> realizou uma reunião extraordinária do Conselho na sexta-feira 20 de março
> de 2020 e examinou
>
> (i) a viabilidade de realizar o mês de junho de 2020 via "comunicação de
> áudio ou áudio e visual" na data original, conforme programado;
> (ii) a necessidade de adiar a Assembléia Geral Anual (AGMM), que
> geralmente é realizada durante o AIS '20.
>
> A equipe jurídica da AFRINIC aconselhou que, em termos de
>
> (a) as disposições do Parágrafo 3 (a) (ii) do Anexo 5 da Lei das
> Sociedades Comerciais deviam ser integralmente cumpridas no caso de
> recorrer a uma AGMM on-line.
> (b) A Seção 115 da Lei das Sociedades AFRINIC tem a opção de realizar a
> AGMM antes de 30 de junho de 2020 - seu exercício financeiro encerrado em
> 31 de dezembro de 2019 - ou com um atraso de 15 meses após a AGMM anterior,
> o mais tardar em 19 de setembro de 2020 .
>
> Assim, foi decidido que a AGMM seria adiada para setembro de 2020 em uma
> data a ser decidida no caso de não existir uma opção técnica compatível com
> a lei e toda a legalidade para manter on-line a AGMM em junho de 2020.
>
> O Conselho comunicará oportunamente a data e o modo de realização da AGMM.
>
> Agradecemos desde já a sua compreensão e cooperação.
>
> Atenciosamente,
>
>
> Dr. Christian D. Bope
> Presidente do Conselho de Administração da AFRINIC
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