Abdoulaye DIAKITE adiakite at netscape.net
Tue May 26 23:05:29 SAST 2009

Félicitations Adiel pour cette reconnaissance bien méritée et mes vifs encouragements pour de nouveaux exploits!



Abdoulaye DIAKITE

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From: Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com>

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Sent: Tue, 26 May 2009 1:15 pm


    Felicitations Adiel et bravo ncore pour tous tes efforts.



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,


"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 community0D

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 sev
eral 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

blic 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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