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Call for Fellowships AFRINIC-26 is Now Open

31 January 2017 - AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-26 meeting to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27 May to 2 June 2017.


The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organisations, universities, and media who are actively involved in  Internet operations and development or ICT policies in their countries.


The fellow is expected to positively and actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region.


To qualify for the fellowship, you:

  1. Must be a resident of an African nation
  2. Don't need to be an AFRINIC member
  3. Are involved in the Internet community.
  4. Are willing to report on how this fellowship has benefited you/your Organisation/country within an agreed time frame. 


Upon selection, AFRINIC will notify the selected fellows directly and allow them seven (7) days to accept or reject the offer.


A public announcement of the fellowship awardees will be made after the acceptance by the selected candidates.


Please find hereafter the schedule for the fellowship process:

Open Call for fellowship applications: 31 January 2017

Close of applications: 24 February 2017

Notification to selected fellows: 13 March 2017

Deadline for acceptance by awarded fellow: 27 March 2017

Final announcement and publication of the fellowship list: 28 March 2017


The fellowship includes:

  1. Full assistance with round-trip airfare to the meeting venue
  2. Hotel accommodation for the AFRINIC event from the day before the beginning to the last day of the event


If you think you meet the criteria above, please fill in the fellowship application form here and submit it with requested information before 24 February 2017, 00:00 UTC.


Good luck and we look forward to receiving your applications!

The AFRINIC Meeting Team



AFRINIC offre un support financier pendant la réunion AFRINIC-26 qui aura lieu à Nairobi, Kenya du 27 mai au 2 juin 2017.


L'aide apportée est réservée aux personnes représentant une petite organisation, universitaires, ou les media qui sont activement impliqués dans le fonctionnement de l'Internet et de son développement, aussi bien que les politiques des TIC dans leur propres pays. AFRINIC s'attend a ce que le fellow participe activement à l'avancement en matière de gestion des Ressources IP à travers l'Afrique.


Pour être éligible au support financier "Fellowship" vous devriez:

  1. Habiter en Afrique.
  2. Etre un Membre d'AFRINIC n'est pas obligatoire
  3. Etre une membre actif de la communauté Internet
  4. Etre disposés à faire rapport sur les avantages de cette bourse pour vous, votre Organisation et votre pays dans un délai convenu


Après la sélection, AFRINIC informera les Fellows choisis et les donnera un délai de sept (7) jours pour accepter ou decliner l'offre. Une annonce publique sera faite une fois que les Fellows auront accepté l'offre. 


Vous trouverez ci-dessous la procedure de Fellowship:

Appel à Candidature pour le Fellowship : 31 janvier 2017

Fermeture des Applications aux Fellowship : 24 février 2017

Courrier aux Fellows Sélectionnés : 13 mars 2017

Date Butoire pour l'acception de la proposition de Fellows: 27 mars 2017

Annonce Finale de la publication de la liste des Fellows : 28 mars 2017


Le programme du Fellowship comporte:

  1. L'achat d'un billet d'avion aller-retour à la réunion d'AFRINIC.
  2. Une réservation de la chambre d'hotel (Lit et petit déjeuner) la veille de l'événement jusqu'a la fin.

Si vous avez les critères requis, veuillez remplir le formulaire d’application à ici et nous le renvoyer avant 24 février 2017, 00:00UTC 


Nous vous souhaitons bonne chance et espérons recevoir vos applications.

NomCom 2017 Call for Volunteers

31 January 2016The AFRINIC Board is required to appoint a Nomination Committee (NomCom) every year.  I hereby call for volunteers from the community to fill three open positions on the 2017 NomCom.

If you are interested in serving on the 2017 NomCom, please send your expression of interest, including a short biography, by email to legal<at>afrinic dot net by Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 20:00 UTC.

The duties of the NomCom, and the elections to be held, are described below.


Election To Be Held

* AFRINIC Board of Directors:

Three Board seats are up for election, to serve three-year terms from July 2017 to June 2019:

- Seat 3 (Indian Ocean), currently held by Kris Seeburn;

- Seat 4 (Central Africa), currently held by Christian D. Bope;

- Seat 8 (Non-geographical), currently held by Andrew Alston.


* Policy Development Working Group:

One PDWG co-chair position is up for election, to serve a two-year term from June 2017 to June 2019.  The seat is currently held by Dewole Ajao.


* Governance Committee:

One Governance Committee position is up for election, to serve a three-year term from January 2018 to December 2020.  The seat is currently held by Abdalla Omari.



One member of the NRO NC/ASO AC needs to be elected during 2017, to serve a three-year term from January 2018 to December 2020.  The seat is currently held by Douglas Onyango.


Nomcom Composition and Responsibilities

According to Section 9 of the AFRINIC by-laws, a Nominations Committee (NomCom) appointed by the Board must work to ensure that appropriate candidates are nominated to contest for open seats and that all elections are successfully conducted according to current procedures.


The bylaws say that NomCom must have four members, appointed by the Board.  The Board’s practice is to appoint the four members as follows;

- One member selected from within the AFRINIC Board;

- Three members selected by the AFRINIC Board from the community.


In terms of section 9.1 of the Bylaws:

- No candidate for election to the Board may be a member of the NomCom;

- No person domiciled in a region whose Board seat is open for renewal may be a member of the NomCom; this means that the 2017 NomCom may not not include people who reside in the Central Africa or Indian Ocean regions.


Responsibilities of the NomCom are defined in section 9 of the AFRINIC bylaws and include the following:

- Report to the Board and follow guidelines set by the Board;

- Call for candidates for all open positions;

- Prescribe criteria and qualifications for eligibility to stand for election;

- Interview candidates, if appropriate, prior to finalising the slate of candidates;

- Finalise the list of candodates for every election;

- Supervise the conduct of the polls by the Election Committee on election day.


The Board further expects NomCom members to:

- be neutral; to have no interest in the results of the elections;

- be trusted members of the AFRINIC community;

- have good knowledge of the AFRINIC business environment;

- do their best to fulfill their responsibilities.


NomCom members do not receive any remuneration.

AFRINIC staff will provide logistical support to the NomCom throughout their mandate. Such support includes publication of the list of nominees, compilation of comments, mailing list moderation, website update, communication with nominees and other duties pertaining to the roles and responsibilities of the NomCom.


How to Volunteer

If you are interested in serving on the 2017 NomCom, please send your expression of interest, including a short biography, by email to legal<at>afrinic dot net by Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 20:00 UTC.



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