[AfrICANN-discuss] Fellowship programme round open for CAIRO meeting - Apply!

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Wed May 21 10:15:23 SAST 2008

 Ensuring Global Voices Heard at ICANN Cairo Meeting

Those interested in participating encouraged to apply to Fellowship Program

20 May 2008

*MARINA DEL REY, Calif.*: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers is putting out the call for fellowship program applications for its
33rd International Public Meeting to be held in Cairo from 2-6 November

"As a global organization, coordinating a bottom-up consensus driven policy
process, it's important that ICANN has input from every corner of the globe.
The fellowship program helps ensure we have participation at ICANN meetings
from people and places that may not be able to participate otherwise," said
Theresa Swinehart , ICANN's Vice President, Global and Strategic

At the most recent meeting held in New Delhi, India, in February, there were
18 fellows from 15 countries who played an active role at the meeting. They
were chosen from 72 applications received. Of the fellows at the New Delhi
meeting, five had been deferred from previous round selection, 11 had never
attended an ICANN meeting before, and one was an alumnus from the San Juan

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 program will provide economy airfare, hotel and
a stipend to the successful candidates. Recipients will be expected to
actively participate in and contribute to ICANN processes, both at the
meeting and in the future as a member of the ICANN community. As always,
registration for ICANN's meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend.

Applications will be accepted from now until 12:00 pm PDT (UTC -7) 3 July
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:

*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 <andrew.robertson at edelman.com%20>
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