[AfrICANN-discuss] Application Round Opens for Paris Meeting Fellowships

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Sat Dec 8 14:30:39 SAST 2007

Application Round Opens for Paris Meeting Fellowships

Program makes sure global voices heard at ICANN's International Public

7 December 2007

*MARINA DEL REY, Calif.* : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers is putting out the call for fellowship program applications for its
32nd International Public Meeting to be held in Paris from 22-27 June 2008.

"The fellowship program plays a key role in making sure that global voices
are heard at the ICANN meeting and in our various public forums," said
Theresa Swinehart, ICANN's Vice President, Global and Strategic

The 23 fellows from 22 countries who played an active role at the Los
Angeles meeting were chosen from 167 applications received. An additional 10
candidates chosen in this round were deferred to the New Delhi meeting in
February. Of the fellows at the Los Angeles meeting, 10 had never attended
an ICANN meeting before, and seven were alumni from the inaugural program in
San Juan this past June.

Priority is given to applicants who are current residents of developing and
least developed nations and interested in participating in ICANN and its
supporting organizations, such as the Governmental Advisory Committee, the
Country Code Names Supporting Organization, and the Generic Names Supporting
Organization. The fellowship will assist in covering airfare, hotel and a
stipend. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in and
contribute to ICANN processes. As always, registration for ICANN's meetings
is free for anyone wanting to attend.

Applications will be accepted from now until 1200 PDT ( UTC -7) on 11
January 2008. More information, as well as a link to the application for a
fellowship, is available online at: http://www.icann.org/fellowships/

* About ICANN: *

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of
unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes
like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that
help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of
these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global
stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's
ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized,
public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:

*Media Contacts: *

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan at icann.org

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson at edelman.com
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