[afnog] Re: AfNOG 2005 - Swaziland

Nii N Quaynor quaynor at ghana.com
Sun May 16 15:13:03 EAT 2004

In future we may expect a more formal relationship between the hosting organization and the Afnog secretariat. Hosting organizations must show better financial and operational capacity. An individual bidding would have to meet same new financial and operational requirements. 

We had previously given indications to Mauritius for 2005 but note that only a single expression of interest was received. We may want to rethink that, given the likely new requirements we must necessarily adopt to keep Afnog going and the need for increased competition to host Afnog. One is suggesting here to open a fresh bid process for 2005. Mauritius may well be selected by this process for 2005. One is not certain what to do about 2006, though it is a good idea to start the process early our priorities would fall on getting 2005 well addressed to regain momentum for Afnog.

In Dakar, we will rather announce a tightened new bidding document and serious candidates would prepare to bid to a new schedule. Being in Dakar may help a bidders understanding but is not expected to be a requirement for bidding to host Afnog 2005.  


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: badru ntege 
  To: Brian Longwe ; Ayitey Bulley 
  Cc: afnog at afnog.org ; mtinka at africaonline.co.sz ; afrigeek at psg.com 
  Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:49 PM
  Subject: Re: [afnog] Re: AfNOG 2005 - Swaziland


  lets take it step by step, from lessons learnt I think it's good we have started dialogue on 2005 now.  So Lets get all interested parties speak out now and this time we will need to work closer with all potential bidders to actually help them understand what they are puting themselves into.

  I would even like to go as far as suggesting that if they are present in Dakar we actually have a small group meeting whereby we go through the spreadsheets, organisations and expectations to avoid nasty surprises for both potential hosts and administration.  

  I beleive both Swaziland and Morroco will be present, thats a good start any more ?

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Brian Longwe 
    To: Ayitey Bulley 
    Cc: afnog at afnog.org ; mtinka at africaonline.co.sz ; afrigeek at psg.com 
    Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 2:43 PM
    Subject: Re: [afnog] Re: AfNOG 2005 - Swaziland

    I recall Mauritius had put in a bid for 2005 in keeping with the:

    "Organisations interested in hosting the events are invited to submit proposals no later than 30 September 2003 in respect of the 2004 event, and no later than 15 November 2003 in respect of the 2005 event"

    Which sort of also means that we should put the the call for 2006 now...


    On May 16, 2004, at 2:17 PM, Ayitey Bulley wrote:

      Requirements and budget sheet are on the www.afnog.org site so you can take a
      look at that, it will give you an idea of what you will need to do to put in a
      bid, and what at you will be getting yourself into.

      It will be nice to come to Swaziland. ;o)


      On Fri, 14 May 2004 18:12:55 +0200, Mark Tinka wrote

        Hi all.

        As had been mentioned (rather) informally, Swaziland would be 
        interested in hosting the AfNOG 2005 workshop.

        Of course, this is only a preliminary offer, after we look at the 
        logistics involved; but we present intent.

        Any comments regarding the same are welcome. Thanks.



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