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

Katim S. Touray kaamt at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 2 12:41:10 SAST 2012

Dear all,

I join you in congratulating Pierre on his receipt of this prestigious award!  This is a great achievement for him, and testimony to the superb work he's been doing all these years with and for the community. By the way, I also saw him on TV a month or two ago (on France 24 I think) in a program about the late Thomas Sankara.  I never knew he on the frontline with Sankara!  Again, Pierre, congratulations, and best wishes!


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Chapeau Pierre Ouedraogo!


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route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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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

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

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