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Policy Development Working Group


The Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) develops and discusses number 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).


PDWG Administration

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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

  • Determining whether there is consensus during open policy discussions.
  • Publishing minutes of the proceedings of public policy meetings.
  • Initiation and termination of final review of proposals (Last Call).
  • Sending a report of the outcomes of policy discussions at public policy meetings to the Board of Directors.
Dewole Ajao

June 2017 – June 2019
Sami Salih

June 2016 – June 2019


Previous Co-Chairs

The community thanks all individuals listed below who served as Policy Development Working Group Chair/Co-Chair.

Who When Comments
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 – Current  
Adewole Ajao (NG) Jun 2016 – Current  


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 state of 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 for, 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 full refund.
  • Invoices/Receipts for the refund of visa expenses and transport between residence and home airport shall also be refunded if applicable.


Policy Cordinator

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


2018 PDWG Candidate Slate