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[AfriNIC-rpd] Alain Aina wins the 2012 Network Information and Infrastructure Service Award

Nacer Adamou Saidou adamou.nacer at
Tue May 22 12:02:49 UTC 2012

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Congratulations to Mr Alain AINA for its outstanding contributions to
the development of Internet in Africa. He is an example to follow for me.

On 22/05/2012 11:12, Babusha Radhakissoon wrote:
> The fourth Network Information and Infrastructure Service Award has
> been awarded to *Alain Aina* in recognition for his contribution to
> improving Internet connectivity, development and sustainability in
> Africa. Mrs Isatou Jah of QCELL presented the Award to Alain Aina
> during AFRINIC's 16^th Public Policy Meeting in Serekunda, The
> Gambia. Alain Aina presently holds several positions in numerous
> organisations. He is the Special Projects Manager at the African
> Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), a Board of trustee at ISOC,
> DNSSec Crypto officer at ICANN and Managing Director of TRSTech.
> Dr. Nii Quaynor, conveyor of AfNOG and initiator of the Award
> praised Mr. Aina for his commitment to the development of the
> Internet in Africa. /"This award gives an indication of our
> expectations from the community and rewarding Alain's exemplary
> work is a clear reflection of this. Such commitment will ensure
> that the community remains on the right path to success," s/aid Dr
> Quaynor during the awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in
> Banjul, The Gambia.
> Aina was equally ecstatic. "/For me, it was a big surprise. I feel 
> humbled. This award comes with a lot of responsibility. I shall
> continue to work and contribute at the regional level, and continue
> to be involved in developing the technical and policy aspects of
> the Internet, as well as training,/" said Mr Aina upon receiving
> the award.
> Besides the main NI&I Award, a Young professional Award was also
> given to *Chimwemwe Frederick* for her contribution to the
> Internet infrastructure development.
> /"The Award celebrates excellence in Africa. It is meant to reward 
> innovation and commitment to the development of Internet in
> Africa/," says Adiel Akplogan, CEO of AFRINIC and recipient of the
> first NI&I Service Award in 2008.
> *The Network Information & Infrastructure**(NI&I)* Service Award
> was set up 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 dedication, commitment and leadership. The NI&I Service
> Award has been set up to reward individuals and organisations for
> providing Internet services and Infrastructure in Africa.  The NI&I
> Service Award pays recognizes and rewards the next generation of
> heroes and models from the African Internet technical community for
> their achievements. See
> <>for more details.
> *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.
> *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 -
> <>.
> For more information, please visit: 
> <>
> Contact: press at <mailto:press at>
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