[AfrICANN-discuss] Fellows Announced for Dakar, Senegal Meeting --- See you all there

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 17:35:47 SAST 2011

Fellows Announced for Dakar, Senegal Meeting

The following individuals have been selected to participate in the 14th
round of the Fellowship Program to be held in Dakar, Senegal from 23-28
October 2011.

   - Adeniyi Aderonke Oluwabunmi – Nigeria – Gov't
   - Amrita Choudhury – India – Civil Society
   - Ayanna Samuels – Jamaica – Business
   - Bakary Njie – Gambia – Civil Society
   - Basima Zaidan – Jordan – Gov't/ccNSO
   - Biaou Sourakatou Ramanou – Benin – Academic
   - Celia Lerman – Argentina – Academic
   - George Asare Sakyi – Ghana – User Group/gNSO
   - Hago Dafalla – Sudan – Academic
   - Jessica Calvo – Costa Rica – Gov't
   - Kayihura Mabamo Eddy – Rwanda – Gov't
   - Leo Maluwa – Malawi – Gov't/ccNSO
   - Salieu Taal – Gambia – Civil Society
   - Saso Dimitrijoski – Macedonia – Academic/GAC pending
   - Sexton Motlhatlhec Segobaetso – Botswana – Civil Society
   - Stanley Angus Osao – Papua New Guinea – Civil Society
   - Victor Ndonnang – Cameroon – Civil Society/At-Large
   - Walusungu Gondwe – Malawi – Academic
   - Yashar Hajiyev – Azerbaijan – Civil Society/At-Large

18 August 2011

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Global input and ideas will be on the rise at the
42nd Public Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers thanks to ICANN's on-going Fellowship program.

Now in its fifth year of successful capacity building and participation in
the ICANN community, the Program's mission is to identify members of the
Internet community who either have not previously been able to participate
in ICANN processes and constituent organizations, or those who require
further exposure to the Internet community and its work but cannot travel
and attend a meeting without financial support. Outreach is focused on the
less developed regions of the world, in order to help create a broader base
of knowledgeable constituents who will become the new voice of experience in
their regions and beyond.

As a reminder about the process, applications for each meeting are assessed
by an independent selection committee, and priority is given to applicants
who: meet minimum program requirements; are current residents of developing
and least developed nations in the five ICANN regions; and who are
interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting organizations,
advisory committees or stakeholder groups. An effort is made to include more
participants from the region that the current meeting is being held in, as
long as minimum requirements have been satisfied. Additionally, all
confirmed fellowship participants must comply with the terms and conditions
of the Fellowship program, as outlined at
http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/terms-and-conditions.htm. As stated
within these terms and conditions, ICANN is a California non-profit public
benefit corporation incorporated in the United States and must therefore
comply with all the laws and regulations of California and the United
States. Fellows are responsible for obtaining all travel visas once accepted
into the program. ICANN will only purchase tickets for Fellows after all
necessary documentation has been obtained and Fellows demonstrate that they
have obtained all necessary travel visas.

Once all of the requirements for travel are met, the Fellowship program
arranges airfare and hotel, as well as provides a stipend, following
successful completion of the Fellowship program, to assist with some meeting
costs incurred. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in and
contribute to ICANN processes during and after the meeting. As always,
registration for ICANN's meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend. The
meeting in Dakar, Senegal will be held from 23-28 October 2011.

For this 14th round of the Fellowship Program, 19 fellows have been selected
from 18 countries, chosen amongst the 78 applications received. Seven of the
fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 13 programmes; 10 are
first-time attendees to any ICANN meeting, 2 individuals have attended past
meetings, but are first time fellows. There is representation from all
sectors including civil, government, academia, and from business or user
groups. Also included in these sectors are representatives of country code
supporting groups. You will find this current list of participants at:

The 43nd ICANN Public Meeting will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica (Latin
America region) from 11-16 March 2012. The online application process for
that meeting opens on 30 September 2011; look to the ICANN homepage for that
About 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
global Internet.

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.
Media Contacts:

Brad White
Director of Global Media Affairs
Washington, DC USA
Tel: +1 202 570 7118
Email: brad.white at icann.org

Andrew Robertson
Edelman Public Relations
London, U.K.
Tel: +44 (7811) 341 945
Email: Andrew.Robertson at edelman.com
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