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AFRINIC Elections

AFRINIC holds several elections as part of its proceedings and organisational governance structure. We usually hold an election for:

  1. The appointment of Board of Directors
  2. The appointment of Co-Chairs of the Policy Development Working Groups
  3. The appointment AFRINC region's representatives on the NRO Number Council (NRO-NC)

The AFRINIC community is expected to play an active role in the running of the organisation and also on the global Internet resource community by nominating candidates and voting in various AFRINIC elections.

We strongly encourage members and the community in general to actively participate in the election process they are qualified to.

Appointment of Board of Directors (BoD)

Elected members of the AFRINIC Board of director play an important role in the community. Successful candidates serve a term of three years.

AFRINIC Board of Directors | Board Election Process

Election for the Board takes place at the AFRINIC General Members' Meetings (AGMM) which usually takes place around May/June every year.

The Call for Nominations for AFRINIC Board is open from 22 March to 30 April 2016

 The 2016 Elections will take place on 9 June during the 2016 Annual General Members' Meeting (AGMM), taking place in Gaborone, Botswana.

Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO-NC)

The NRO-NC consists of representatives elected by the Regional Internet Community and/or appointed by the Regional Internet Registries. AFRINIC-elected members of the NRO Number Council also participate on the ICANN Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO-AC)

NRO-NC (ASO-AC) Election Process

The Election for the NRO-NC take place at the AFRINIC Public Policy Meeting held in November/December

Call for the 2016 ASO-AC Elections is Now Open from 26 April 2016 to 15 May 2016

Policy Development Working Group Co-Chairs

The PDWG Co-chairs consist of representative elected from the regional Internet community to coordinate and facilitate the AFRINIC policy Development Process.

AFRINIC PDP | PDWG Co-Chairs Election Process 

The election of the PDP Co-chairs takes place at any AFRINIC policy meeting.

Call for the 2016 PDWG Elections is Now Open from 26 April 2016 to 15 May 2016