[AfrICANN-discuss] ISOC Ghana/University of Cape Coast home coming celebration event for Prof. Nii Quaynor

Dawit Bekele bekele at isoc.org
Fri Feb 29 08:14:57 SAST 2008

Cape Coast, Ghana – The Internet Society Ghana Chapter (ISOC Ghana) and the
Department of Computer Science and IT (DCSIT) of the University of Cape
Coast (UCC) are organizing a homecoming ceremony in honor of Prof. Nii Narku
Quaynor, honoree of the Jon Postel Service Award for 2007 for his role in
promoting the Internet on the African Continent. Prof. Quaynor is the 9th
winner of the award and the first African to win the award.


Professor Quaynor is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University
of Cape Coast and Chairman of Ghana.Com, the first Internet Service provider
in West Africa. He was the first African to sit on the Board of ICANN
(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the global Internet
governance body. Through Ghana.Com (Network Computer Systems Ltd.), Prof.
Quaynor contributed significantly to development of Internet Access
infrastructure in several West African countries including Gambia, Liberia,
Togo, and Nigeria to through capacity building programs. He was instrumental
in the formation of AfNOG (Africa Network Operators Group) which has trained
several ICT leaders in Africa through its annual workshops and forum
meetings. He was also instrumental in the establishment of AfriNIC, the
African Numbers (IP) organization, AfREN, the Africa research and Education
Network forum and AFTLD(Africa Top level Domain) the Africa (domain) names
organization. Prof. Quaynor is the immediate past-president of ISOC Ghana
and currently board chair.


The Jon B. Postel Service Award instituted by Internet Society (ISOC) is an
annual award given to an outstanding Internet Engineer globally who has
contributed significantly to the advancement of the Internet. The award was
established by the Internet Society to recognize and commemorate the
extraordinary stewardship exercised by Jonathan B. Postel over the course of
a thirty year career in networking. Between 1971 and 1998, Jon managed,
nurtured and transformed the RFC (Request for Comments) series of notes
created by Steve Crocker in 1969. He also served as the ARPANET "numbers
Czar" and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over the same period of time.
He was a founding member of the Internet Architecture Board and the first
individual member of the Internet Society, where he also served as a
Trustee. Prof. Quaynor received the award on 5th December 2007 at the 70th
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada for his pioneering role and contribution towards the
advancement of the Internet in Africa. The Internet Society, Ghana Chapter
and the Department of Computer Science & IT of University of Cape Coast
believe that for achieving this feat, Prof. Quaynor has made Ghana and
indeed Africa proud and deserves to be honored.


During the event, there will be congratulatory messages from the Vice
Chancellor and other groups within and outside the University and the press
will have the opportunity to interact with Prof. Quaynor after he had made
his speech. The glass crystal award will be unveiled at the ceremony. There
will also be a re-launch of the Oware Computing book authored Prof. Nii
Quaynor. Oware is the old African game played differently in different parts
of Africa. In his book, Nii Quaynor unveils the Oware as powerful
calculating tool comparable to the Abacus used by the Chinese.




ISOC Ghana and DCSIT, UCC will like to invite you to cover this event. 


WHAT                         : Internet Society Ghana Chapter & Department
of Computer                                   Science & IT homecoming
ceremony for Prof. Quaynor, Jon B.                                 Postel
Honoree for 2007

WHEN & WHERE      : Saturday, March 8th 2008 at Auditorium, University of
Cape                                  Coast from 10:00a.m. to 12:00pm

WHO                           : Members of University Community, Internet
Society Ghana Chapter membership and associates, other Internet Stakeholders
and the general public


For further enquiries & RSVP, please contact: 


Eric Akumiah, Gen. Secretary (0243380612) or Vera Doku, Communication
Committee (0244627994)



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