[AfrICANN-discuss] Adiel Akplogan Receives first 'NII' ServiceAward 2009

A. El-Maouhab elmaouhab at wissal.dz
Wed May 27 15:53:55 SAST 2009


Toutes mes félicitations. Je me joint à tous pour dire aussi que c'est
bien mérité. Bravo aussi à toute l'équipe AFRINIC.

Aouaouche El-Maouhab

> For Immediate Release
> 26 May 2009
> Adiel A. Akplogan honored with the first African Network Information
> Infrastructure
> (NII) Service Award 2009
> It was a moment of immense pride and pleasure for AfriNIC to have its CEO,
> Mr. Adiel
> A. Akplogan receive the first Network Information Infrastructure (NII)
> Service Award
> for 2009 by the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG)  for his
> contribution in
> establishing the very successful African Internet Numbers Registry,
> AfriNIC, and for
> his leadership and service to the African technical community.
> The Award was presented during the AfNOG 10th Anniversary meeting that was
> jointly
> held with the AfriNIC-10 Public Policy Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, 10-21 May
> 2009.
> Mr. Akplogan is playing an exemplary role for Internet development in the
> African
> Region. He continues to provide leadership in the numbers registry and has
> been a
> strong African voice in several global technical forums. “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
> development of
> an active technical community of LIRs who continue to develop policies
> appropriate for
> the region. This has enabled development of numerous applications
> throughout Africa
> that is impacting education, health and commerce in a notable way” said
> Dr. Nii
> Quaynor, Convenor of AfNOG. “While many people were talking, he was
> leading his small
> team to just do it” he added.
> In his address, Adiel Akplogan thanked the AfNOG for this recognition and
> dedicated
> its Award to the community as without their support, none of the success
> being
> celebrated could happen. “We have a lot to do in our region, our
> generation has the
> obligation to make thing move! If we don’t, the coming will blame us and
> we will have
> no argument. The Internet is a tool for development, but without
> understanding the
> economics behind it and the fundamentals of the technology, this tool will
> be useless
> in our quest for a better life.” said Adiel Akplogan.
> Other honorees were AfNOG instructors who contributed significantly to the
> community
> include Alain Aina, Alan Barrett, Ayitey Bulley, Sunday Folayan, Mark
> Tinka, Chris
> Pinkham and Randy Bush. A special award was also given to the Honorable
> Tarek Kamel,
> Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt who had
> been a long
> time contributor in the technical community in Africa and who generously
> hosted this
> event, and to Dr. Nii N. Quaynor for his significant contributions to the
> development
> of the Internet in Africa and the global technical community as early
> adopter and
> precursors in many Internet related activities and businesses in the
> region.
> Adiel A. Akplogan is the Chief Executive Officer of AfriNIC, the Regional
> Internet
> Resource Registry for Africa since 2004. He carries an enriching
> experience of more
> than 15 years in the Internet Technology environment. He previously worked
> at CAFENet
> (an IT service company based in Togo – 1994-2000) as New Technology
> Director, and
> Symbol Technologies in France (2001-2003) as Information System Manager.
> From 2006-
> 2009, he served as member of the UN Secretary General Multi-stakeholder
> Advisors Group
> for the
> Internet Governance Forum, and since 1999 he served as Experts on Internet
> Governance
> for the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Moreover,
> from 2005-2006
> he served in the African Technical Advisory Committee of the United Nation
> Economic
> Commission for Africa (ATAC/UNECA). Currently, Mr. Akplogan is the Chair
> of the NRO
> Executive Council (Number Resource Organization) and was involved with
> setting up
> several technical coordination bodies, 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). Mr. Akplogan is an Electrical Engineer
> and holds a
> M.Sc. in E-Business and New Technology Management.
> AfriNIC the Regional Registry for Internet Number Resources for Africa is
> a non-
> government, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, headquartered
> in Mauritius
> (with operation centre in Egypt and South Africa) to manage Internet
> Number for
> Africa.
> Please visit our website for more information www.afrinic.net.
> Contact: Lillian Sharpley
> Communications Area Manager
> Email: press at afrinic.net
> (Press Release also attached in pdf format)
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