The Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) develops and discusses the number of resource policy proposals that AFRINIC implements towards distributing IPv4, IPv6 and ASN resources in Africa.
The PDWG is composed of anyone who either in person or through the Internet, participates in discussing policy proposals through the resources policy development (RPD) mailing list or at a public policy meeting (PPM).
The PDWG has two chairs who are responsible for carrying the administrative functions of the group. They are chosen by the community during public policy meetings and serve staggered two-year terms.
Roles and Responsibilities of the PDWG Chairs
Darwin Da Costa | Angola
The term is up to the
Vincent Ngundi | Kenya
The term is up to the
The community recognise and appreciate all individuals listed below who served as Policy Development Working Group Chair/Co-Chair.
|Vincent Ngundi (KE) - Chair
Hytham El Nakhal (EG)
Paulos Nyirenda (MW)
|Mar 2008 – Nov 2010||Initial & Interim PDP-MG.|
|Subramanian Moonesamy (MU)
Alan Barrett (ZA)
|Dec 2010 – May 2011||Initial & Interim PDWG.|
|Paulos Nyirenda (MW)||Jun 2011 – May 2012|
|Tim McGinnis (US)||Jun 2011 – May 2012|
|Alan Barrett (ZA)||Jun 2012 – May 2013|
|Emile Milandou (CG)||Jun 2012 – May 2014|
|Seun Ojedeji (NG)||Jun 2013 – May 2015|
|Adam Nelson (US)||Jun 2014 – Apr 2015||Did not complete term|
|Barry Macharia (KE)||Jun 2015 – Dec 2015||Did not complete term|
|Seun Ojedeji (NG)||Jun 2015 – Jun 2016||Did not complete term|
|Sami Salih (SD)||Dec 2015 – Jun 2019|
|Adewole Ajao (NG)||Jun 2016 – Jun 2019|
|Moses Serugo||Jun 2019 - Feb 2021|
|Abdulkarim Oloyede||June 2019 - Feb 2021|
Travel Support for PDWG Co-Chairs
AFRINIC will support the PDWG co-Chairs to travel to all AFRINIC meetings as well as some RIR meetings depending on funding and the state of the budget.
- Travel support must be requested the previous year (through discussions with the Policy Development Coordinator (PDC)) and added to the budget for the coming financial year.
- Even if budgeted, travel support is not automatic. Each upcoming travel must be requested for (through the PDC) and approved by the CEO at least 2 months before the travel date.
- AFRINIC will book air tickets and hotel accommodation and will pay a per-diem allowance that is intended to cover meals and incidental expenses. Transport between the destination airport and hotel will sometimes be included, but if it is not included, invoices/receipts can be submitted for a full refund.
- Invoices/Receipts for the refund of visa expenses and transport between residence and home airport shall also be refunded if applicable.
AFRINIC provides staff that will be the point of contact between the PDWG and AFRINIC, the Secretariat. The community can contact the PDWG directly by sending e-mail to pdwg [at] afrinic dot net