[AfrICANN-discuss] [ISOC] NEWS RELEASE: Pierre Ouedraogo, Technical Leader from Africa, Receives 2012 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

souleymane oumtanaga oumtana at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 11:03:00 SAST 2012

Toutes mes félicitations  à Pierre Ouedreaogo

Souleymane oumtana,

2012/8/2 Alex Corenthin <alex.corenthin at nic.sn>

> Dear all,
> Please join me, to congratulate Pierre Ouedraogo for this award ...
> PO is one of the Internet activist in Africa, i can testimony for the
> great job done by Pierre many years before for the Internet development in
> Africa, and particularly in french speaking countries .
> Regards
> Alex Corenthin
> Le 02/08/2012 01:26, cover at isoc.org a écrit :
>  Pierre Ouedraogo, Technical Leader from Africa, Receives 2012 Jonathan B.
>> Postel Service Award
>> Internet Society recognizes his extensive work in advancing the Internet
>> in Africa
>> [Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 01 August 2012] -- The Internet
>> Society today announced that its prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service
>> Award was presented to Pierre Ouedraogo for his exceptional contributions
>> to the growth and vitality of the Internet in Africa.  The international
>> award committee, comprised of former Jonathan B. Postel award winners,
>> noted that Mr. Ouedraogo played a significant role in the growth of the
>> Internet in Africa and demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to training
>> young engineers and participating in regional Internet organizations.
>> Mr. Ouedraogo is the Director of Digital Francophonie at Organisation
>> Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) based in Paris, France. Over the
>> years, he has established networks of IT experts to coordinate African
>> efforts to develop IT and use it as a tool for development. Mr. Ouedraogo
>> initiated many IT technical workshops in Africa and is a founding member of
>> numerous African regional organizations, including AfriNIC (the African
>> Internet Registry for IP addresses); AfTLD (African Internet Top Level
>> Domain Names Association); AFNOG (African network operators group); AfCERT
>> (African CERT network), and AfrICANN (African network of participants to
>> the ICANN process).
>> “Pierre Ouedraogo is a highly-regarded technical leader in Africa, and he
>> has been instrumental in bringing the Internet to Burkina Faso as well as
>> other French-speaking African countries,” said Lynn St. Amour, President
>> and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Society.  “His commitment to
>> the expansion of the Internet and encouragement of young engineers to help
>> them build their skills through training workshops has had a profound
>> impact on the growth of the Internet across Africa.”
>> The Postel Award was established by the Internet Society to honour
>> individuals or organisations that, like Jon Postel, have made outstanding
>> contributions in service to the data communications community. The
>> committee places particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and
>> enabled others in addition to their own specific actions. The award is
>> focused on sustained and substantial technical contributions, service to
>> the community, and leadership.
>> The Internet Society presented the award, including a US$20,000
>> honorarium and a crystal engraved globe, during the 84th meeting of the
>> Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held in Vancouver, British Columbia,
>> Canada, July 29 - August 3, 2012.
>> Link: http://www.internetsociety.**org/news/pierre-ouedraogo-**
>> technical-leader-africa-**receives-2012-jonathan-b-**postel-service-award<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/pierre-ouedraogo-technical-leader-africa-receives-2012-jonathan-b-postel-service-award>
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