[AfrICANN-discuss] Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN
International Public Meeting 45 in Toronto, Canada
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Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN International Public Meeting
45 in Toronto, Canada
Program Ensures Global Representation at ICANN's Public Meetings
23 May 2012
*MARINA DEL REY, California*: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers is now accepting online applications for the 17th round of the
Fellowship program. Successful candidates will participate in the
ICANNmeeting to be held in Toronto, Canada from 14-18 October 2012.
The Fellowship program is open to applicants who are current residents of
developing and least developed nations and interested in participating in
ICANN and its supporting organizations, constituencies and stakeholder
groups. Priority is given to individuals new to the ICANN environment from
government and the ccTLD community, as well as those from academic, civil,
business and non-profit entities, which are NOT involved in or associated
with other ICANN supported travel programs. The program provides the
support and opportunity for these participants to gain knowledge on how to
have their voices heard in the Internet community and ICANN. More
information regarding terms and conditions, as well as eligibility is
available online at http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/ or email at
fellowships at icann.org regarding any questions about this process or program.
The Fellowship program arranges the airfare, hotel and a stipend for those
individuals selected to participate in this ICANN meeting. Recipients are
expected to actively participate in and contribute to ICANN processes, both
at the meeting and in the future. As always, registration for ICANN's
meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend.
Applications for the meeting in Toronto will be accepted from 23:00 UTC on
23 May 2012 until 23:59 UTC on 8 July 2012. Successful candidates will be
posted on the ICANN Fellowship webpage by 17 August 2012.
What Is 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.
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