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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN

22-Apr-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 3650
MARINA DE: REY, CA - 30 fellows from 24 countries have been selected to participate in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)'s Fellowship program at the 47th Public Meeting in Durban, South Africa, 14-18 July 2013. According to the Corporation, nine of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 18 programs, 14 are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting, 7 have attended meetings in past but are fellows for the first time. The fellows represent all sectors of society including civil, government, academia, business, not-for-profit and user groups. The country code supporting groups also are represented.

Here is the list of selected fellows:

• Alejandro Jacobo Acosta Alamo – Argentina – Academic and LACNIC member

• Farzaneh Badiei – Iran - Internet Governance Forum Secretariat

• Ulkar Bayramova – Azerbaijan – Academic and At Large

• Artak Barseghyan – Armenia – Government

• Andrew Rarumae – Solomon Islands – Business – member ccNSO

• Kadian Davis – Jamaica – Academic – member NCSG and NCUC

• Patricia Marie Thérèse Gnilane Senghor – Senegal - End User

• Adrian Quesada Rodriguez – Costa Rica – Academic

• Mwendwa Kivuva – Kenya – Civil Society and Business, Registrar

• Sourakatou Ramanou Biaou – Benin – Business, Academic and At Large

• Oleg Demidov – Russia – Not For Profit

• Etuate Cocker – Tonga - Academic

• Dejan Djukic – Serbia – Not For Profit

• Eddy Kayihura Mabano – Rwanda – Business

• João Caribé – Brazil – Not For Profit

• Mamadou LO – Senegal – End User and Afrinic member

• Heba Sayed – Egypt – Civil Society

• Maritza Yesenia Aguero Miñano – Peru – Government

• Karel Douglas – Trinidad and Tobago – Government

• Gul-e Rana – Pakistan – Academic

• Amir Qayyum – Pakistan – Academic

• Mohamed Awad Elshaikh – Sudan – Academic

• Paul Muchene – Kenya – Business

• Sarah Kiden – Uganda – Academic

• Tuhaise Robert – Uganda – Academic

• Asteway Shoarega Negash – Ethiopia – Academic

• Olevie Kouami – Togo – Not For Profit – NPOC

• Adela Elena Danciu – Romania – At Large

• Claudine Sugira – Rwanda – Not For Profit

• Mona Melhem El Achkar – Lebanon – Academic

ICANN received 97 fellowship applications for the Durban meeting. Applications for each meeting are assessed by an independent selection committee. Priority is given to applicants who meet minimum program requirements, are current residents of developing and least developed nations in the five ICANN regions, and who are interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting organizations, advisory committees or stakeholder groups.

Click here to find out more about the fellowship program and how to apply: http://www.icann.org/en/about/participate/fellowships
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