[AfrICANN-discuss] Application Round for Paris Meeting Fellowships is still open

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 13:06:56 SAST 2008

Application Round for Paris Meeting Fellowships is still open

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

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 Partnerships.

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:

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: www.icann.org.

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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