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Call for Nominations for AFRINIC Board

22 March 2016 - We hereby announce that the 2016 Call for Nominations to the AFRINIC Board of Directors is now open.

To nominate yourself or a person of your choice, please complete the nomination form available here.

2016 Nomination Period closes on 30th April 2016 at 20:00 UTC.


Vacant Seats

As per Section 13 of the AFRINIC Bylaws, the following Board seats are up for renewal in June 2016:

  • Seat 1: Northern Africa (currently held by Haitham el Nakhal).
  • Seat 2: Western Africa (currently held by Sunday Folayan).
  • Seat 7: Non-geographical (currently held by Aminata Garba).


Any suitably qualified person residing in one of the above regions can be nominated (for that sub-region) provided they comply with the requirements in Section 13 of the by-laws.

A nominee shall:

  • However nominated, shall be endorsed by two people (neither of which can be the candidate) from two different membership organisations that are in good standing.
  • Have participated in at least two (2) AFRINIC events whether physically or online in the past three (3) years; (events include: twice yearly AFRINIC Meetings, AFRINIC scheduled Trainings)
  • Have at least five (5) years professional experience in an area relevant to AFRINIC activities, such as Internet Resource Management, ICT, policy development, finance, audit and HR management;
  • Be available and committed to participate in Board meetings and other AFRINIC activities (face-to-face and online).



It is expected that proposed candidates should be able to attend the upcoming AFRINIC-24 Meeting, taking place in Gaborone, Botswana, in person on the day of the election, 9th June 2016, where they will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the members and make a short presentation during the Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM). Details on the election process can be found here.


Call for Nominations NI&I Service Award 2016 is Open

18 March 2016 - We are proudly announcing the call for nominations for the 8th Network Information & Infrastructure (NI&I) Service Award. 

This initiative recognises people and organisations that have significantly contributed to the development of Internet services and infrastructure in Africa and the Indian Ocean.

The call is now open and the categories are:

  1. NI&I Award
  2. NI&I Young Professional Award

The NI&I Service Award Ceremony will be held on 09 June 2016 during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS’16) in Gaborone, Botswana. 

We are kindly inviting you to participate by nominating individuals or organisations you believe deserve to receive a NI&I award by filling the form below by 18 April 2016.


About the NI&I Service Award


Initiated in 2009 under the instigation of Dr. Narku Nii Quaynor, inspired by his own prestigious John Postel Award (the first African recipient for his long run engagement in Internet service in Africa), the Africa NI&I Service Award recognises people or organisations that have significantly contributed to have the development of Internetworking Services and Infrastructure in Africa and the Indian Ocean by dedicating time, resource, and vision to its enhancement.

More information can be found at:

Important dates



- Call for nomination opens: 18 March

- Call for nomination closes: 18 April

- Selection process: 18 April to 01 May

- Winner announced: 09 June



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