[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN - Sydney Meeting fellowships round open

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 20:13:16 SAST 2009

 Application Round Opens for Sydney Meeting Fellowships

Program ensures global representation at ICANN's International Public

27 January 2009

*MARINA DEL REY, Calif.*: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers has launched the seventh round of fellowship program applications
for its 35th International Public Meeting to be held in Sydney, Australia
from 21-26 June 2009.

"Just like the Internet, ICANN is global in scope in its operations," said
Theresa Swinehart , ICANN's Vice President, Global and Strategic
Partnerships. "Our fellowship program has had a lot of success at our last
five meetings in making sure global voices are heard in the wide variety of
public forums that it holds."

For the upcoming meeting in Mexico City in March, there are 23 fellows from
21 countries, chosen from 105 applications received. There are nine
fellowship alumni, nine fellows are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting
and the remaining five have attended past meetings, but are first time

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 9 March
2009. More information, as well as a link to the application for a
fellowship, is available online at: http://www.icann.org/fellowships/

*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
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