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

Vika Mpisane vika at zadna.org.za
Thu Aug 2 13:03:46 SAST 2012

Congratulations, PO! Reall well deserved, man!


Vika Mpisane | Tel: +27 11 314 0077

On 2012/08/02 3:26 AM, "cover at isoc.org" <cover at isoc.org> wrote:

>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
>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).
>³Pierre 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,² said Lynn St. Amour, President
>and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Society.  ³His 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.²
>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.
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