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

Kris Seeburn kseeburn at
Wed May 23 12:16:43 UTC 2012

I guess we are all in agreement ­ A deserving person

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From:  Walubengo J <jwalu at>
Date:  Wednesday, 23, May, 2012 3:37 PM
To:  <rpd at>, Janvier NGNOULAYE <jnoulaye at>
Cc:  announce <announce at>
Subject:  Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Alain Aina wins the 2012 Network Information
and Infrastructure Service Award

I agree - Alain, the trust anchor for Africa.


--- On Wed, 5/23/12, Janvier  NGNOULAYE <jnoulaye at> wrote:
> From: Janvier  NGNOULAYE <jnoulaye at>
> Subject: [AfriNIC-rpd] Re: Alain Aina wins the 2012 Network Information and
> Infrastructure Service Award
> To: rpd at
> Cc: "announce" <announce at>
> Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 1:29 PM
> Hi Alain,
> By receiving these various distinctions, you joined the list of the Africans
> ICT icons. This is a new challenge that began, to go more forward.
> Congratulations.
> /Janvier
> ----- Mail Original -----
> De: "Babusha Radhakissoon" <babusha at
> </mc/compose?to=babusha at> >
> À: *
> Envoyé: Mardi 22 Mai 2012 11h12:53 GMT +01:00 Afrique centrale - Ouest
> Objet: [AfriNIC-rpd] Alain Aina wins the 2012 Network Information and
> Infrastructure Service Award
> 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. ³This 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,² s aid Dr
> Quaynor during the awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in Banjul, The
> Gambia. 
> Aina was equally ecstatic. ³ 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, ² 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. 
> ³The Award celebrates excellence in Africa. It is meant to reward innovation
> and commitment to the development of Internet in Africa ,² 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 AfNOG¹s 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 </mc/compose?to=press at>  --
> Babusha Radhakissoon
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