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

Njeri Rionge njeri.rionge at wananchi.com
Sun Mar 2 12:43:59 SAST 2008

CONTRATULATIONS, you have made us proud.


On 2/29/08 7:02 PM, "Richard Omolo" <richard.omolo at gmail.com> wrote:

> U r not alone in the celebration - Africa is alert!
> Congrats!
> Cheers
> On 2/29/08, Dawit Bekele <bekele at isoc.org> wrote:
>> 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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>> 1:17 PM
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