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

Brian Munyao Longwe blongwe at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 06:51:34 SAST 2012

Congratulations Pierre!

You have done us proud!

Best regards,


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On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 5:39 AM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:

> Chapeau Pierre Ouedraogo!
> --
> Cheers,
> McTim
> "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
> route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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> From:  <cover at isoc.org>
> Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM
> Subject: [ISOC] NEWS RELEASE: Pierre Ouedraogo, Technical Leader from
> Africa, Receives 2012 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
> To: isoc-members-announce at elists.isoc.org
> 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
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