Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Tue May 26 17:39:16 SAST 2009

Congratulations Adiel you deserve it!.
Good luck in the roles you have taken on.

2009/5/26 Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com>

> Felicitations Adiel et bravo ncore pour tous tes efforts.
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> Accra, Ghana, 19 May 2009 - The African Network Operators Group (AfNOG)
> has
> awarded Internet engineer Adiel A. Akplogan the first Network Information
> Infrastructure (Nii) Service Award for 2009 for his contribution in
> establishing the very successful African Internet Numbers Registry,
> AfriNIC,
> and for his leadership and service to the African technical community.
> AfNOG presented the Award during its 10th anniversary meeting held in
> Cairo,
> Egypt.
> "Adiel Akplogan has selflessly worked to establish AfriNIC and worked
> tirelessly to grow the membership, improve use of number resources and
> built
> an active technical community in Africa. This has resulted in the growth
> of
> a more robust Internet in Africa and developed an active technical
> community
> of LIRs developing policies appropriate for the region. This has enabled
> development of numerous applications throughout  Africa impacting
> education,
> health and commerce in a notable way" said Nii Quaynor, Convener of AfNOG
> whom the Award is named after. Nii himself received the Internet Society's
> prestigious Jonathan Postel Award in 2007.
> Adiel continues to provide leadership in the numbers registry community and
> has been a strong African voice in several global technical fora.
> Adiel A. Akplogan is the Chief Executive Officer of AfriNIC Ltd., the
> Internet Numbers' Resource Registry for Africa since 2004. With more than
> 15
> years experience in the Internet Technology environment, he has previously
> worked as New Technology Director at CAFENet (an IT service company based
> in
> Togo - 1994-2000), then as IT Director of Symbol Technologies in France
> (2001-2003). He has served as member of the UN Secretary General Internet
> Governance Forum Advisors Group since (2006-2009), and  the OIF
> (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) group of Expert on
> Internet
> Governance since 1999. He has served in the African Technical Advisory
> Committee of the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (ATAC/UNECA)
> from 2005-2006. Mr. Akplogan is current Chair of the NRO Executive Council
> (Number Resource Organization - www.nro.net) and was involved with the
> setting up of several technical coordination bodies in Africa such as the
> African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) where he serves as a member of the
> Administrative committee and the African ccTLD Managers Association
> (AfTLD).
> Adiel is an Electrical Engineer and holds a M.Sc. in E-Business and New
> Technology Management.
> About Network Information Infrastructure (Nii) Service Award
> The Nii Service award has been established by AfNOG at its 10th anniversary
> to honor those who have made outstanding contributions in service to the
> Internet community in Africa. The focus is on continued substantial
> technical contributions and service to the community. We place particular
> emphasis on leadership through mentoring of young engineers. The award will
> be given annually at AfNOG meetings
> About AfNOG
> The Africa Network Operators Group is a forum for the exchange of
> technical
> information, and aims to promote discussion of implementation issues that
> require community cooperation through coordination and cooperation among
> network service providers to ensure the stability of service to end users
> Other awards were also given to AfNOG instructors who had made significant
> contributions to the community. The honorees included Alain Aina, Alan
> Barret, Ayitey Bulley, Sunday Folayan,  Mark Tinka and Randy Bush. A
> special
> award was also given to Hon Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications of
> Republic of Egypt who had been a long time contributor in the technical
> community in Africa and hosted the 10th anniversary meeting of AfNOG
> Contact AfNOG at :
> Nancy Dotse,
> Coordinator, AfNOG Secretariat
> 16 Boundary Road, East Legon
> P.O Box 3035, Accra, Ghana
> Phone: +233 277 552 308
> Fax: +233 21 521 696
> Email: sec at afnog.org
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