[Ncuc-af] NCSG and NCUC elections
Akinremi Peter Taiwo
compsoftnet at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 11:26:35 CEST 2018
I will be nominating Poncelet as the Chair of NCSG, but I want my fellow
brother and sister to know of my intention and to support him.
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:32 AM, Farell FOLLY <farell at benin2point0.org>
> Excellent ideas coming down here, good good job,
> Dear Rafik, with your tremendous experience within ICANN and your
> knowledge, it is no doubt that you can serve as one of our mentor here.
> Before I forget, would you suggest some policy discussions that you find
> can impact Africa from our standpoint of view? I am sure that having an
> ideal to defend will rally us around a common cause. You should take the
> lead here, you have had experience at every level (member, NCUC chair, NCSG
> Policy Committee Chair, GNSO council, etc.)
> For the rest, I suggest that people who want to volunteer for an electing
> position show up here and we can build support for them and a strategy to
> Best Regards
> Ekue (Farell) FOLLY
> Technology Champion & Chapter Head
> Africa 2.0 Foundation.
> On 19 Jul 2018, at 08:11, Wisdom Donkor <wisdom.dk at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I agree with you Benjamin. Looks like we are undermining yourself and
> depriving Africa.
> We need to wake up and work as one spirit.
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> On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:47 AM Benjamin Akinmoyeje <benakin at gmail.com>
>> Dear All,
>> Here is my view as someone who has consistently advocated for a strategic
>> engagement of Africans within the ICANN PDP space, in the time past I have
>> supported and encouraged colleagues to take up roles.
>> My concern is how committed are we to the general African cause within
>> the space, it appears it suits some of us to go solo. Since this
>> conversation is coming up again, I will encourage everyone to look at the
>> landscape and engage with the mindset of a commonwealth of all rather than
>> individual benefits.
>> With that said, my suggestion is for us to look holistically at the
>> different scenarios and identify the agenda we Africans want to push; and
>> let us agreed on the route to go.
>> Find out which opportunities are available and discuss openly - we need
>> to have trust and be willing to put aside our language difference, in the
>> end, we are all one- spirit of the French team WC Champions.
>> If we believe this is possible without pushing a north African or west
>> african or south African agenda - then we can forge a common cause.
>> In terms of capacity building, I have always advocated that we do some
>> form of peer to peer learning amongst ourselves to boost confidence instead
>> of canceling out each others.
>> My question is what is our strategy? What is the common cause?
>> Thank you,
>> P.S I wrote this earlier and forgot to hit the send botton.
>> On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM Akinremi Peter Taiwo <
>> compsoftnet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks Thato for raising the need for more involvement of Africans in
>>> NCSG and NCUC. The same point was raised by Arsene weeks ago and Rafik
>>> clearly suggested a strategy that could help us achieved a more desirable
>>> outcome. In addition with Rafik suggestion, I would also like to suggest
>>> that we need to put on the hat of nominate ourselves for strategically
>>> positioning. While we are actively participating, Rafik, Poncelet, Farell,
>>> Anriette, Arsene among others should use their influence to nominate
>>> African colleagues . This would clearly shows that there is potential
>>> African candidates on the list.
>>> On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 4:05 PM, Thato Mfikwe <thatomfikwe at gmail.com>
>>>> Hi members,
>>>> I just wanted to highlight something that maybe some of you might have
>>>> been thinking about.
>>>> As you might have received notices about elections and nominations
>>>> taking place, I think it would be fruitful to think about how the region
>>>> gains representation in the coming elections of NCSG and NCUC.
>>>> It would not cause harm to have candidated standing for leadership at C
>>>> or SG level and the African seat can also be discussed before contentions
>>>> start and nomination periods close. Supporting 2 or 3 candidates at most
>>>> would be a good start.
>>>> Our passive approach will always give us a back seat with our voices
>>>> not well represented, unless we collectively take a firm approach to agree
>>>> or disagree on who we should rally behind or push ahead.
>>>> It would also be wise to know who will be the volunteers or candidates
>>>> so that we can support them, any thoughts?
>>>> If members are not confident enough to stand,it means that we need to
>>>> strengthen capacity building initiatives focusing on under-serviced regions
>>>> in order to encourage meaningfull participation in ICANN PDP and related
>>>> Apologies that I might not finish this communication threat, just
>>>> trying to spark communication and collaboration with and among fellow
>>>> members, thanks.
>>>> Thato Mfikwe.
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