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Call for Nominations - AFRINIC Governance Committee (GC) Members

September 14 2016 - The AFRINIC Governance Committee is a standing committee whose purpose is to advise the AFRINIC Board, AFRINIC Membership, and the community, on matters of governance.


NOMCOM is hereby calling for nominations from the community for three individuals to be elected by AFRINIC Membership to serve on the GC as provided for in the GC charter. NOMCOM would like to receive Nominations from all of the AFRINIC sub-regions and are explicitly looking for both Gender and Language diversity although a working understanding of the English language would be highly beneficial.


The GC Charter is available at


The nomination and election process is available at


Nomination Requirements:

- GC members shall be resident in the AFRINIC service region.

- None of the elected members may be an AFRINIC Director, or an AFRINIC employee.

- A valid nomination must originate from or be submitted by an authorized and registered contact person of the nominating member organization. The nomination must also be seconded/endorsed by at least one additional AFRINIC member, different from the nominating member organization. Nominators and seconders/endorsers must all be AFRINIC members in good standing.

- Self-nominations are permitted and must be endorsed by 2 distinct AFRINIC members in good standing.


To nominate yourself or a candidate of your choice, please complete the nomination form at:


Nomination deadline is 11 October 2016 at 2000UTC



Call for Presentations AFRINIC-25 is Open

01 September 2016 - We invite all individuals wishing to present during AFRINIC-25, which will be held from 25  to 30 November 2016 to submit their presentation abstract. 

To enrich the discussions and share knowledge with the technical community at AFRINIC-25, we are seeking presentations of a wide range of issues, broadly related to access and development of the Internet in Africa. We are specifically interested in presentations focusing on: 

  • Internet Governance
  • E-governance
  • Core Internet Infrastructure
  • Access, Utility and Development
  • The Internet and Economic Development
  • Business Practices and Technology
  • Higher Education in the Age of Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Technology and Business
  • Cloud Computing
  • Open Data/Big Data
  • Technology and Content Production
  • Relations between Mobile Operators and the Internet Community
  • Mobile Applications
  • IPv6
  • Peering and Interconnection
  • DNS 
  • RPKI
  • IXPs 


Your contribution can be in the form of a presentation during a session, a tutorial, or a live technical demonstration. 

Kindly read all information carefully before submitting your proposal. 


Speakers’ Guidelines

  • Presentations should be 15 -30 minutes in length, with approximately 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end of each presentation. 
  • The maximum time allotted per presentation will not exceed 45 minutes. 
  • The presenter(s) will be required to upload their final presentation in PDF format, no later than five (5) days prior to the presentation date. 
  • Presenters are responsible for producing any handouts if required. There are usually approximately 200 delegates in each session. 

Presentations with marketing and/or commercial content will not be considered.


How to submit a Presentation Proposal

1. Please register/login on the AFRINIC-25 website at:

2. Fill in the online form with the requested information.

3. In the Speakers section, provide your abstract, your biography and slides if available and you are done!


Important dates to note  

Deadline for submitting an application –  30 September 2016 

Notification of acceptance of application – 07 October  2016

Submission of draft presentation  –   22 October 2016

Submission of  final presentation -  22 November 2016


We look forward to reading your proposals.



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