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

Manal Ismail manal at tra.gov.eg
Sun Dec 9 08:58:50 SAST 2007

Dear All ..


I would like to also bring to your attention a radio interview with Dr.
Nii Quaynor posted at:




All the best ..




Manal Ismail

Director, International Technical Coordination

National Telecom Regulatory Authority

Smart Village

Cairo, Egypt

Phone: + (2 02) 3534 1115

Fax: + (2 02) 3537 0000

email: manal at tra.gov.eg <mailto:manal at tra.gov.eg> 


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Mauritius, December 06th 2007: Dr Nii Quaynor awarded John Postel

                                Award 2007


AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, is very pleased to

that Dr. Nii Quaynor, convenor of AfNOG and one of the authors of the

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

outstanding contributions in service to the data communications


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,

Quaynor continues to champion not just technological advances but also

involvement in Internet standards, processes and deployments, discussion

Internet policies and regulations, and ensuring African interests are

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

forum. We expect this Award to have a huge impact on the community and

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

hundreds of young engineers through AfNOG and AfriNIC. The fund will
make a

difference in support for education and research of young engineers in


We would like all the African community to join us to congratulate Dr

Quaynor for his great contribution to the Internet community in Africa.

AfriNIC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit membership based

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

Internet number resources to the African Internet community, to 

support Internet

technology usage and development across the continent and strengthen

Internet governance in Africa by encouraging a participative policy 



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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