I agreed with the initial voting plan because I was convinced that we need to
coordinate our action in ISOC with other developing countries if we want to
stand a real chance of attaining any objectives that we set for ourselves.
This is very important if I am elected. Because then Tarek, myself and Rosa
would be working together to build support on the BoT for a developing country
agenda for the internet.
When you raised very valid questions, I thought it wise to ask the opinion of
the Africans who are involved in the internet. This is because I am convinced
that you are always looking for what is best for Africa with regard to the
Internet. That being the case, as a candidate who will represent the interests
of all of Africa on the ISOC BoT, I could not make that decision alone.
Now that I have listened to all the comments and observations, I am still
convinced that our initial approach is the best one for the ISOC BoT elections
of this year and that the majority of Africans involved in ISOC and the
internet support it.
I am therefore reiterating our initial recommendation for voting. That is,
vote for Wawa and Rosa and do all in your power to gather Africans behind this
Thank you in advance for all your help.
"Dr. Nii Quaynor" wrote:
> > We have gone this far and now a reexamination is being called for by Nii.
> Given his
> > stature among us, I think we need to give our opinions and come up with a
> > either to continue with the cross support approach or not. If I am going
> to be
> > indeed an African candidate, then I need guidance on this and fast, since
> people are
> > already voting.
> As you well know, I will go along the way you the candidate asks and will
> ask all of us to do the same. Maybe, we have to seek advise from someone
> very familiar with voting schemes as we move forward with ISOC and ICANN
> since they choices have unsatisfactory drawbacks.
> There are several voting challenges ahead and the sooner we get help to
> analyse our options the better we can plan our voting strategies in support
> of African candidates.
> I await a recommendation from you on recommended voting plan.
> ps: sorry, if i set you back with my questions but I am focussed on getting
> africans in positions in the emerging net structures. if we dont do it no
> one will do it for us. I understand the original rational now.
Wawa A. Ngenge (Ph.D), National Coordinator, SDNP Cameroon
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