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

Vincent Ngundi 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.
> 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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