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

Vika Mpisane vika at
Tue May 22 13:31:38 UTC 2012


Well deserved, Alain!


Vika Mpisane
Tel: +27 11 314 0077

On 2012/05/22 2:02 PM, "Nacer Adamou Saidou" <adamou.nacer at>

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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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