NomCom (2020-AC)

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:


The following is the election timeline for the year 2020
Days to Election Activity Date Activity
88 23 Jun 2020 Send Nomination Information to AFRINIC Staff for publication
86 25 Jun 2020 Publication of Nomination Information
86 25 Jun 2020 Open Candidate Nomination Period
56 25 Jul 2020 Close Candidate Nomination Period
54 27 Jul 2020 Send Received Nominations to Board for Approval
52 29 Jul 2020 Board Review & Transmittance of Approved Nominations to NomCOM
50 31 Jul 2020 Start Review period of (Board Approved) Nominations
40 10 Aug 2020 The end Review period of nominations
39 11 Aug 2020 Prepare and send final candidate slate to Board for "Review" and "Non-binding advice"
37 13 Aug 2020 Board-reviewed slate sent back to NomCom
36 14 Aug 2020 Prepare and send final candidate slate to staff for publication
34 16 Aug 2020 Staff Publication of final candidate Slate & candidate information comment pages
30 24 Aug 2020 Announcement of Final candidate slate & opening of the public comments period
30 24 Aug 2020 Opening of registration for PDP and NRO ASO AC elections
14 05 Sept 2020 Prepare and Publish Announcement for AGMM notice (with final slate & expiring seats)
14 05 Sept 2020 Open e-voting and proxy registration
12 06 Sept 2020 Closing of registration for PDP and NRO ASO AC elections
6 12 Sept 2020 Close of proxy registration & appointment[5 clear days before Election day Board and GovCom]
4 14 Sept 2020 The election period for PDP, NRO-ASO AC will start from 14-Sep-20 at 20:00 UTC and close on the election day being 16-Sep-20 at such time to be communicated during the meeting.
2 16 Sept 2020 Election day for PDP Co-Chair & NRO-ASO AC
0 18 Sept 2020

Election day for Board and GovCom,
Close of electronic voting



NomCom Guidelines (2018)

Adhoc Guidelines (2018)


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