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AFRINIC Board Election at AGMM 2014 - The candidates

The Nominations Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the final candidate list for the Indian Ocean, Central Africa and Non-Geographical seats on the AFRINIC Board of Directors. 

 The NomCom invites the public to submit any comments (regarding the candidate's suitability or any other query) on the relevant candidate pages

The community (and especially members) is hereby invited to view candidate details and express support or any objection about the suitability of the candidates for the Board position using the comment section at the link above.

The public comment period will close on 26 May 2014 at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that only AFRINIC Members are able to vote in Board Elections. Comments on the candidates, however, can be submitted by anyone.

AFRINIC Members that are unable to attend or vote physically at the AGMM in Djibouti on 6 June 2014 are informed that there is now an option for electronic voting. E-voting will open on 27th May 2014 and close on 5 June 2014. E-voting is conducted through the member-only MyAFRINIC portal

More information is available here.

For any queries or clarification, please contact the nominations committee by email at: nomcom2014 at



Two-day NETmundial event concludes with publication of Multi-Stakeholder Document

The NETmundial event took place in Sao Paolo, Brazil, from 23-24 April 2014 and was attended by over 1,000 stakeholders both online and in person. Attendees from governments, the private sector, civil society, technical community, and academia from around the world gathered to discuss Internet governance principles and to develop a roadmap for the future evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.

Discussions centered around the IANA Transition process, network neutrality, surveillance and the need to fortify the current Internet Governance Forum (IGF) structure. The outcome of the two-day event was the Multi-Stakeholder Document, a consensus-developed, non-binding set of principles and guidelines, which forms an important milestone for the evolution of Internet governance.

AFRINIC, as a founding member of 1Net, one of the organisers of NETmundial, and as part of the Number Resource Organization (NRO), was heavily involved in the organisation of the event.

Quite a few representatives of the African community participated to ensure that African region’s unique needs are taken into consideration. Though not all agreed with the Multi-Stakeholder Document, all recognised the value of coming together to discuss and arrive at a common result: the Multi-stakeholder Document.

While NETmundial established the ground for heightened and more inclusive discussion on Internet governance, all these discussions are ongoing and more collaboration and input is expected in the coming months. AFRINIC looks forward to the community’s input during the upcoming AFRINIC Meetings.  



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