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Calling for NextGen@ICANN Applications for ICANN80

11-Jan-2024 | Source : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) | Visits : 721

LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is calling for applications for the NextGen@ICANN Program for the ICANN80 Policy Forum, according to the official website of the Corporation.

ICANN wants to hear from university students living and studying in the African region who are interested in the future of the Internet and in participating in the ICANN80 Policy Forum. ICANN80 is scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from June 10–13, 2024.

What is NextGen@ICANN?

The NextGen@ICANN Program provides opportunities for university students to better understand how ICANN contributes to the technical governance of the Internet and the multistakeholder model. Through an immersive program, participants will learn about topics such as the Internet ecosystem, Internet governance, and policy development at ICANN. The program also provides insight into how to engage and contribute to the work that supports the stability, resiliency, and reliability of the Internet.

NextGen@ICANN runs in conjunction with ICANN Public Meetings and is geared towards students who are 18–30 years old and who live in the region hosting the selected ICANN meeting. Participants will be required to attend courses and presentations six weeks prior to the ICANN Public Meeting. In addition, they are expected to prepare a 10-minute presentation during the ICANN Public Meeting. Experienced mentors will support participants throughout the program.

The NextGen application window will open on January 15 and remain open until February 23, 2024. Successful candidates will be announced on March 15, 2024 on the ICANN website.


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