[AfrICANN-discuss] ISOC Ghana/University of Cape Coast home
coming celebration event for Prof. Nii Quaynor
vincent at kenic.or.ke
Wed Mar 5 00:15:15 SAST 2008
Congratulations Dr. Nii, you've really done us proud!
KeNIC - The Kenya Network Information Center
On Feb 29, 2008, at 9:14 AM, Dawit Bekele 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.
> INVITATION TO COVER EVENT
> 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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