[AfrICANN-discuss] "Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA"

Victor Ndonnang ndonnang at nvconsulting.biz
Mon Jul 28 03:22:46 SAST 2014

+1 Seun,


There are also resources and programs within ICANN focusing to educate and engage newcomers interesting in what ICANN does as an important part of the Internet and Internet Governance ecosystems. The links to those resources and programs are follow:





The Fellowship Program


The NewComer Program



ISOC had also launched recently an ELearning Platform for Internet Governance and more: 



And remember, engagement is the best way to learn…

Best regards,





De : africann-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:africann-bounces at afrinic.net] De la part de Seun Ojedeji
Envoyé : Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:37 AM
À : africann at afrinic.net
Objet : Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] "Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA"


@Dr Yassin I had sent the message below as a pm to Hafedh, now sharing on the list. Perhaps it can be a response to the concern of getting more educated about ICANN. 



sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.

On 26 Jul 2014 20:32, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Hafedh,

Could you perhaps explain further on why you think ICANN running certification programs like CISCO et all will help improve understanding and participation in ICANN processes? Perhaps it will help to first understand the motive for certification in the first place vis the role of ICANN. All ICANN does is provide service and because of its strategic role on the internet, there is need to ensure that it provides its service efficiently. This is where accountability, participation et all comes into play; you don't need certification to participate and learn within the community; what you need is intentional interest to participate through getting involved in the community.

As to outreaches, ICANN, and the region RIR are sure making effort to get people more people involved, nevertheless i agree that those efforts needs to increase. ICANN is quite large community and can be really challenging to understand all its processes, but it also has a great community of people who are willing to explain things to you and then you as an individual will decide which of those information to ponder upon.

Internet governance has become an important imperative and i hope ICANN and other organisation would continue to support initiative geared towards establishing school of internet governance in the region.


PS: Below are the urls that i mentioned in my previous mail:


On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 3:45 PM, hafedh <hafedhyahmadi at hotmail.com> wrote:


Here are some insights when it comes to Internet governance trainings and capacity building in Africa. Although internet outreach is still a big issue in Africa, I see two critical outreach engines for Africans to boost skills development and capacity building  about internet governance and the core values of ICANN as well as the technical skills such IPv6 and DNSSEC, Root Server, etc . First, a  breadth engine is required  to maximize the outreach carrying out the primary ICANN school content like the principles, definitions and all content for new comers and ordinary audiences, Second the depth engine which should target an upper level advanced audience where trainings are more in depth about internet governance such what does mean transparency, human rights in internet, neutrality of the net, and advanced level on IPv6 deployment,  whta's ICANN accountability means in the transition period, etc ... I would even suggest an ICANN certification Program, a kind of international accredited institution, like CISCO, Microaoft or oracle academy!! Last and not least, when reading this discussion, I jumped on my chair cause the subject is so vibrant and relevant to reshape the future of internet governance in Africa. Education and training is the force of the future, I have been engaged  on this subject since a while as part of my engineering concerns on  internet, I have gathered a set of data, content, I shared feedbacks with some ICANN friends, etc .. let’s get together  to share thoughts and ideas, its important  to reanimate such a great debate for a concrete plan or action


Hafedh Al yahmadi.

International TIC expert 

DG - CIC, tunis


Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:29:12 +0200
From: ymshana2003 at gmail.com
To: africann at afrinic.net
Subject: Re: [AfrICANN-discuss] "Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA"


Just to add a little...I think that we need to have 'ICANN School' or College in that matter to educate people in Internet Governance. Any takers?
There is enough misinformation in the air right now....that is why I would like to suggest so since the Internet nerds a specific and special approach to its global existence and reach at the moment.....I would not be comfortable with some suggestions since  'Trust and Truth' are a very hard Currency to trade on ..
It's me Yassin

On 25 Jul 2014 17:18, "oboh eromonsele" <oboheromon at gmail.com> wrote:

I hope the ICANN is 100% international multistakeholder community ??? 

Warm Regards,

Eromonsele Oboh


Twitter: @am_eromz


On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Mamadou LO <alfamamadou at hotmail.com> wrote:

Great video explainer: Vint Cerf on ICANN and NTIA


Simple Overview of ICANN and the IANA Transition by Vint Cerf <http://www.circleid.com/posts/simple_overview_of_icann_and_the_iana_transition_by_vint_cerf_animated/> 



AfrICANN mailing list
AfrICANN at afrinic.net


AfrICANN mailing list
AfrICANN at afrinic.net

_______________________________________________ AfrICANN mailing list AfrICANN at afrinic.net https://lists.afrinic.net/mailman/listinfo.cgi/africann

AfrICANN mailing list
AfrICANN at afrinic.net



Seun Ojedeji,
Federal University Oye-Ekiti
web:      http://www.fuoye.edu.ng
Mobile: +2348035233535
alt email:  <http://goog_1872880453> seun.ojedeji at fuoye.edu.ng

The key to understanding is humility - my view !


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/africann/attachments/20140727/a3c609fe/attachment.htm

More information about the AfrICANN mailing list