[AfrICANN-discuss] AfriNIC Congratulate Dr. Nii Quaynor for
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 ..
Director, International Technical Coordination
National Telecom Regulatory Authority
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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Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] AfriNIC Congratulate Dr. Nii Quaynor for
Mauritius, December 06th 2007: Dr Nii Quaynor awarded John Postel
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
Jonathan B. Postel Award at the IETF-70 meeting on 5th December 2007
held in Vancouver Canada.
Dr. Nii Quaynor becomes the first African to receive this prestigious
the Internet community. Each year, the Internet Society awards the
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
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
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
being setup by AfriNIC to support Internet development in Africa
for Capacity Building, Research and Internet Development).
He said: We need to develop our young engineers to emulate the
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
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,
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
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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