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

Vincent Ngundi vincent at kenic.or.ke
Tue Dec 11 09:55:35 SAST 2007

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Congratulations Dr. Quaynor, you've surely made us proud!


- -Vincent

On Dec 7, 2007, at 3:19 AM, Adiel A. Akplogan 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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