LOS ANGELES - ICANN announced 55 individuals from 43 countries selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 59th Public Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26-29 June 2017. As ICANN59 is a Policy Forum, only alumni of the Fellowship Program were eligible to apply, according to ICANN. These successful candidates represent all sectors of society including; civil, government, ccTLD operations, academia, facets of the business community, technical, security and end user groups.
The Fellowship program seeks to create a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents with priority given to candidates currently living in underserved and underrepresented communities around the world, those who represent diversity of gender, sector, region, experience, expertise and/or have established financial need. An independent selection committee assessed the 72 Fellowship applications received for this meeting.
Click the following link to see the list of selected candidates and learn more about the Fellowship program: http://www.icann.org/en/about/participate/fellowships