[AfrICANN-discuss] AfriNIC Congratulate Dr. Nii Quaynor for its Award

Elsa Caposso elsacaposso at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 7 11:24:44 SAST 2007

Congratulations Nii.
All the best,

Elsa Caposso

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From: Njeri Rionge <njeri.rionge at wananchi.com>
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This is such GREAT NEWS, well done Dactari Nii, you make us proud, in a little while Africa will be mushrooming with great innovations in all areas ICT and my wish is that we all can celebrate African Initiatives going forward.



On 12/7/07 3:19 AM, "Adiel A. Akplogan" <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:

> http://www.afrinic.net/news/press/POSTELAWARD_2007_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf
> Mauritius, December 06th 2007: Dr Nii Quaynor awarded John Postel Service
>                                 Award 2007
> AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, is very pleased to 
> announce
> that Dr. Nii Quaynor, convenor of AfNOG and one of the authors of the original
> project plan to set up an African Internet Number Registry has been awarded 
> the
> Jonathan B. Postel Award at the IETF-70 meeting on 5th December 2007 which was
> held in Vancouver Canada.
> Dr. Nii Quaynor becomes the first African to receive this prestigious 
> award from
> the Internet community. Each year, the Internet Society awards the Jonathan B.
> Postel Service Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made
> outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community.
> Dr. Quaynor has selflessly pioneered Internet development and expansion
> throughout Africa for nearly two decades, enabling profound advances in
> information access, education, healthcare and commerce for African 
> countries and
> their citizens, said Internet Society president Lynn St. Amour. Today, Dr.
> Quaynor continues to champion not just technological advances but also African
> involvement in Internet standards, processes and deployments, discussion on
> Internet policies and regulations, and ensuring African interests are well-
> represented globally. He has shaped a community of Africans who share 
> his vision
> and reflect the dedication shown by Jon Postel.
> According to Adiel A. Akplogan, the CEO of AfriNIC, This is an important
> milestone for the African technical community presence in the International
> forum. We expect this Award to have a huge impact on the community and will
> certainly emulate more contribution and commitment for Internet Protocol
> technology and it use for Development in the AfriNIC service region.
> Dr. Nii Quaynor has pledged to dedicate his prize to contribute to the new 
> fund
> being setup by AfriNIC to support Internet development in Africa (African Fund
> for Capacity Building, Research and Internet Development).
> He said: We need to develop our young engineers to emulate the dedication to
> network engineering as exemplified by Jon Postel. We have to harness the
> pioneering work done by the dedicated technical leadership who have trained
> hundreds of young engineers through AfNOG and AfriNIC. The fund will make a
> difference in support for education and research of young engineers in Africa.
> We would like all the African community to join us to congratulate Dr Nii
> Quaynor for his great contribution to the Internet community in Africa.
> AfriNIC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit membership based 
> organisation.
> Its main role is to serve Africa region as Regional Internet Registry, like 
> the
> four other continents which have their own RIR.
> AfriNIC's mission is To provide professional and efficient distribution of
> Internet number resources to the African Internet community, to 
> support Internet
> technology usage and development across the continent and strengthen self
> Internet governance in Africa by encouraging a participative policy 
> development.
> To contact AfriNIC: t: +230 4666616, f: +230 4666758, e: press at afrinic.net
> More about the Postel Service Award: http://www.isoc.org/awards/

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