[AfriNIC-announce] Alice Munuya Winner of the NI&I Service Award!!

Babusha Radhakissoon babusha at afrinic.net
Mon Nov 28 15:57:08 SAST 2011

**Dear colleagues,***

Please see herewith the press release for the 2011 NI&I Service Award,
for your perusal.

*"Alice Munuya awarded the 2011 NI&I Service Award "*

Yaounde, 25 November 2011 - The 3rd Network Information and
Infrastructure Service Award has been awarded to *Alice Munuya* in
recognition to her contribution to improving and sustaining Africa's
Internet community. Dr. Nii Quaynor conveyor of AfNOG presented the
Award during AfriNIC 15th Public Policy Meeting in Yaounde, Cameroon on
22 November 2011.

For Dr. Nii, Quaynor the initiator of the Award, /"Recognising Alice is
for us a way to highlight the importance of the civil society and
government's contribution to the growth of our local community. We are
at a stage where we need to build a more coherent and strong
multistakeholder community in order to address our current challenges to
build a brighter future for Internet in Africa "/

Alice is Kenya's representative on the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers Government Advisory Committee (ICANN, GAC) and the
chair of the 2011 UN-Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Kenya in
September 2011 and convenes the East Africa Internet Governance Forum
and the Kenya ICT Action Network (Kictanet). /"For me, this award is a
tribute to my work and contribution at the regional level, a great
recognition from my role model and peers in the region. I have been
dedicated to creating awareness and understanding in order to ensure
that our region contributes meaningfully in global internet governance
and policy processes and hope to continue to do so as internet
governance becomes more and more significant."/ says Alice Munyua.

Besides the main NI&I Award, a Young professional Award was also given
to *Jean Robert Hountomey* for his continuous contribution to the
internet technical community. Jean Robert has a passion for Information
Systems Security and is engaged in the community as track leader of the
African network Operator Group French Track, ICANN Address Supporting
Organization/ Address Council member for AfriNIC region from 2005 to
December 2011, Chair of Internet Society Chapter in Togo, former member
of Internet Exchange point Team. He is currently performing the
coordination function of the AfricaCERT initiative.

/"I'm very happy and proud to welcome both Alice and Jean-Robert as NI&I
Award alumni. It is hard to miss Alice Munuya's effort in promoting a
bottom-up and participative Internet Governance culture in our region."/
says Adiel Akplogan, CEO of AfriNIC and recipient of the first NI&I
Service Award.

*The Network Information & Infrastructure (NI&I)* Service Award was
instituted in 2009 during AfNOG's 10 years anniversary by Dr Nii Narku
Quaynor, who himself received the Internet Society's prestigious
Jonathan Postel Award in 2007 for his service in the region and example
of dedication, commitment and leadership for the young generation to
emulate. The NI&I Service Award has been set up to reward individuals
and organisations for providing Internetworking services and
Infrastructure in Africa. The NI&I Service Award pays tribute to the
actors of this sector in Africa and the Indian Ocean and sets the
foundation to reward the next generation of heroes and models from the
African Internet technical community for their achievements.
www.niiserviceaward.org <http://www.afrinic.net/www.niiserviceaward.org>

*The African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC)* is the Regional
Registry for Internet Number Resources for Africa. Based in Mauritius,
AfriNIC's mission is to support Internet development in Africa and
promote bottom up Internet policy development in the region.
www.afrinic.net <http://www.afrinic.net/www.afrinic.net>

*The Africa Network Operators Group (AfNOG)* is a forum for the exchange
of technical information, and aims to promote discussion of
implementation issues that require community cooperation through
coordination and cooperation among network service providers to ensure
the stability of service to end users.The goal of AfNOG is to share
experience of technical challenges in setting up, building and running
IP networks on the African continent www.afnog.org

The AfriNIC Meeting Team

AfriNIC | 11th Floor| Raffles Tower | Cybercity | Mauritius
Tel: +230 403 5100 |Fax: +230 466 6758 

Join us at AfriNIC-15 in Cameroon, 19-25 November 2011

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