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Policy discussions

Part of the plenaries consist of policy discussions on the management and allocation of Internet Numbers for the African region through the participatory bottom-up approach helping define policies that address the needs of the community in Africa.

The policy discussions on Internet resource allocation and management in the AFRINIC Service region take place on two half days during the plenaries. These policies are community-driven and anyone can propose and participate in discussions during the plenaries as well as on the policy discussion (rpd) mailing list. 

These sessions are characterised by lively debates where the community and participants express their views and concerns on several factors that affect Internet resources allocation and management. The policy proposals are presented at the event which has two co-chairs who moderate the deliberations.All policies follow a process whereby they are either approved, rejected or do not reach a consensus. In such cases, they are sent back to the mailing list for further discussion.   

You can read more on the Policy Development Process