Presentation on theme: "UPDATE ON BY LAWS AMENDMENT ASHOK.B.RADHAKISSOON LEGAL COUNSEL-AFRINIC."— Presentation transcript:
UPDATE ON BY LAWS AMENDMENT ASHOK.B.RADHAKISSOON LEGAL COUNSEL-AFRINIC
RATIONALE BEHIND AMENDMENT Moving away from the classical private company entity Adapting the by laws to the internet environment Implementing Board’s decisions Enhancing efficiency
Incorporation of existing functions Nomination Committee A committee of volunteers from the community appointed by the Board and consisting of at the most three persons who have displayed substantial interest in Number Resources Management and in AfriNIC’s mission generally plus one representative of the Board from a non open seat.
Incorporation of existing process Policy Development Process: A bottom-up, open and transparent process, approved by the Internet Community wherein all stakeholders may participate in the creation of policies which would ensure that the Internet Number Resources are distributed and managed in a responsible and fair manner.
Ensuring the access to experience Council of elders : A Committee appointed by the Board comprising of the past chairpersons of the Company mandated to advise the Board, based on their past experience and time by time assigned specific tasks such as recommending suitable candidate to fill the two non-geographical seats.
Introduction of new notions Non-geographical directorship-( skill and good governance) New category of member-the Associate Member Associate Member: Any corporate bodies of the public sector including governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations as well as those of private sector entities who do no use Assigned Number resource under the RSA but which has manifested a substantial interest in the number resources management as well as in the mission of AfriNIC to become its member.
Restyling existing notions Full Members----- Registered Members Associate Members------ Resource Members
Removing confusion Text expunged of the notion of Alternate Director
Redefining Quorum for Members’Meeting The quorum for an annual members meeting shall be composed of five  members comprising – Three directors elected on the geographical criterion – One director elected on the non- geographical criterion – One resource member.