The balance that you call for will be achieved in this way:
Direct representation of Africa by Africans shall be done by Tarek and Wawa
Coordination with other regions (meaning developing countries) shall be done
with the support of Rosa and others with whom Tarek has already been working.
So I still suggest that we continue with the cross support approach. Vote for
Wawa and Rosa and campaign for that team.
"Dr. Nii Quaynor" wrote:
> well, its probably a balance that is required. africa needs genuine direct
> representation. africa also needs coordination with other regions with
> similar objectives. if we bias too much to anyone position it comes with
> with all due respects, i would prefer an african, someone that holds a
> passport from an african country, to represent my interests.
> African Network Operators Group (AFNOG) 2000 Workshop, www.afnog.org,
> University of Cape Town, South Africa, April 30 - May 5, 2000.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Giandomenico Massari <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Derek Ajesam Asoh <[log in to unmask]>
> Cc: [unknown] <[log in to unmask]>; [unknown] <[log in to unmask]>; [unknown]
> <[log in to unmask]>; [unknown] <[log in to unmask]>; [unknown]
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> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 8:41 PM
> Subject: ISOC BoT Election Issues
> > Greeting to everybody,
> > I should like to make a comment on the present discussion on who has to be
> > voted for the next BoT election.
> > First of all I agree completely with the opinion of Derek that show very
> > high maturity and responsability on his own comment on the matter.
> > I believe that his opinion represent the true view of an "Internet man"
> > that really realize the basic principle of Internet as an instrument to
> > become the world a global village without borders.
> > We have to undestand that Internet is not representing any area or any
> > but Internet suppose to be the way of express of all world regions and
> > races voices.
> > For these reasons it need to intensify the efforts to make integration
> > instead of division.
> > My particular position it make me understand better the problem.
> > I am a non-African ( I am Italian) but for more than 10 years I am working
> > and living in Nigeria and I become to be integrated into the local
> > I actively partecipate to many activities referred to professional body in
> > Internet with the local ISOC Chapter and in Engineering with the NSE
> > (Nigerian Society of Engineers).
> > And I fell myself always confortable relating with other people that are
> > not belonging to my same race.
> > I believe that in any way we are trying to make an impact not matter who
> > doing the action but what is important is that the goal will lead to the
> > common benefit.
> > And I strongly believe that unity from different sides can give better
> > results than division.
> > As Derek said that voting for Wawa and Rosa it means to select people
> > believe and figth for the inprovement of Internet in the developing
> > countries and the improvement of Internet at large. Not matter where they
> > are from or the colour of their skin. It is the final and logic goal that
> > has to be seen.
> > Best Regards
> > Giandomenico Massari
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