The third day, Wednesday, 4 December kicked off with updates from AFRINIC. Madhvi Gokool provided updates on statistics for membership, resource allocations, transfers and for services such as RPKI and IRR uptake. Madhvi indicated that trends show that AFRINIC will get to phase 2 by the end of this year. She also talked about member helpdesk, with BPKI requests, contact update, and IRR assistance.
Amreesh Phokeer, the Research and Innovation Manager, then presented remotely on the focus of their various studies, and the importance of data in resource management, usage and impact. Amreesh also talked about the internship programme, and what interns engage in during their stay with AFRINIC.
AFRINIC CEO Eddy Kahiyura offered a broad overview of what AFRINIC does and has achieved over the years. He paid tribute to Patrisse Deesse, the current Finance and Accounting Director, who is leaving the company. Patrisse is one of the longest-serving members of staff of AFRINIC and has thus made immense contributions to the stability and success of the company. Patrisse then presented an assessment of the AFRINIC Strategic Plan 2016-2020, detailing its status, progress and challenges. The assessment is key to the development of the next, the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. Eddy thereafter took delegates through the time and work plan for the next strategic plan. Feedback from the community will be sought for the next plan which will be presented in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the AIS'20 scheduled for 31 May to 14 June 2020 in Kinshasa. Eddy, Patrisse and Madhvi then took turns to respond to various questions from the delegates, especially on the need to advance resource distribution and management, the interests and working environment of staff at the company.
AFRINIC-31 Pubilc Policy Forum
The Pubilc Policy Forum is a space for presenting, debating and approving proposed rules or policies to be applied to the management of Internet resources in the African and Indian Ocean region.
With a packed session and several policy proposals to discuss, the PDWG co-Chairs welcomed the attendees and gave an overview of the AFRINIC community policy development process and the day's agenda.
The community discussed five policy proposals, namely:
Multihoming not required for ASN - AFPUB-2019-ASN-DRAFT04 - The policy moved to last call.
Adjusting IPv6 PA Policy - AFPUB-2019-IPv6-002-DRAFT01 - The policy moved to last call.
Abuse Contact Policy Update - AFPUB-2018-GEN-001-DRAFT05 - There was no consensus and the proposal went back to the rpd mailing list for further discussion.
AFRINIC Policy Development Process Bis v5 - AFPUB-2017-GEN-002-DRAFT-05 - There was no consensus and the proposal went back to the RPD mailing list for further discussion.
RPKI ROAs for Unallocated and Unassigned AFRINIC Address - AFPUB-2019-GEN-006-DRAFT01 - - The policy moved to last call.
Don't forget, you can also keep up-to-date by following our Twitter account (tag your photos and comments with the #AFRINIC31 hashtag), liking our Facebook page and following our Flickr account.
View the Agenda, slides and videos.
We invite you to join us again tomorrow for the second official day of Policy Discussions at 09:00 (AUT).
We also remind and encourage you to visit the AFRINIC booth at the meeting venue. You can get further information about AFRINIC services and activities as well as get answers to any questions or concerns you may have. The booth will be in place all week.
Stay tuned for our daily recaps!
Thanks for reading, and staying tuned.
The AFRINIC Team.