[AfrICANN-discuss] Application Round Opens for Brussels Meeting
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Application Round Opens for Brussels Meeting Fellowships
*Program ensures global representation* at ICANN’s International Public
11 January 2010
*MARINA DEL REY, Calif.* : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers has launched the 10th round of Fellowship program applications for
its 38th International Public Meeting to be held in Brussels, Belgium on
20-25 June 2010.
“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 8
meetings in making sure global voices are heard in the wide variety of
public forums that it holds.”
For the Nairobi Meeting, there are 26 fellows from 21 countries, chosen from
119 applications received. 10 of the fellows are alumni from at least one of
the past eight programmes; 14 fellows are first-time attendees to any ICANN
meeting and 2 have attended past meetings, but are first time fellows.
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, the At-Large and the Generic
Names Supporting Organization. The Fellowship program 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 for the meeting in Brussels will be accepted from now until
1200 PDT (UTC -7) on 19 February 2010. More information, as well as a link
to the application for a fellowship, is available online at:
https://forms.icann.org/fellowship/applications/icann38/ or email at
fellowships at icann.org
*What Is ICANN?*
To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into
your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so
computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique
identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one
ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet
secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops
policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.
ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it
doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role
of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the
expansion and evolution of the Internet.
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