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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN

02-Apr-2014 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 55027
LOS ANGELES - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced in a press release that 42 fellows from 34 countries have been selected to participate in the Corporation’s Fellowship program at the 50th Public Meeting in London, 22-26 June 2014.


Sixteen of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 21 programs, 21 are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting, and 5 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 are also represented.


Here is the list of selected fellows:


• Adrian Quesada Rodriguez – Costa Rica – Academic / NCUC
• Ahlam Abu-Jadallah – Jordan – Government
• Aida Mahmutović – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Not For Profit
• Aleksandar Ichokjaev – The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Academic
• Amal Al-Saqqaf – Yemen – Academic
• Amparo Arango – Dominican Republic – Government
• Arsene Tungali Baguma – The Democratic Republic of the Congo – End User
• Dina Barakat – Egypt - Government
• Dusan Popovic – Serbia – Academic / ccNSO
• Dwi Simanungkalit – Indonesia – Government / GAC
• Edwin Opare – Ghana – Government
• Elena Tric – Romania – Not For Profit
• Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui – Nuie – Not For Profit / At Large
• Etuate Cocker – Tonga – Academic
• Ganeswar Sahoo – India – Academic / NCUC
• Hafedh Al Yahmadi – Tunisia – N/A
• Hania Sabbidin El Dimassi – Lebanon – N/A
• Ibrahim Alfayoumi – Palestine – N/A
• Inga Cucer – Republic of Moldova – Government
• Jesus Rivera – Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela – Government / ccNSO
• Kartik Kulkarni – India – Not For Profit
• Marilia Maciel – Brazil – Academic / NCUC
• Maritza Yesenia Aguero Miñano – Peru – End User
• Martin Pablo Silva Valent – Argentina – Business / NCSG
• Mohamed Adas – Palestine – End User
• Mwendwa Kivuva – Kenya – Academic / Registry and Registrar
• Nabil Benamar – Morocco – Academic / At Large
• Natalie Rose – Jamaica – Academic / At Large
• Oarabile Mudongo – Botswana – Not For Profit
• Oleksandr Tsaruk – Ukraine – Government
• Omar Mansoor Ansari – Afghanistan – Business
• Paul Muchene – Kenya – Business / At Large
• Pauline McFadzean – Belize – Business / Registry
• Rao Naveed Bin Rais – Pakistan – Academic
• Ridha Guellouz – Tunisia – Not For Profit
• Roger Oteng Baah – Ghana – Business / IETF
• Shabnam Shafiei – Islamic Republic of Iran – End User
• Shakeel Ahmed – Pakistan – Not For Profit
• Timur Hasanov – Tajikistan – Business / Registry
• Victoria Rosca – Republic of Moldova – Government
• Xiaohui Zhang – China – Not For Profit / IPC
• Yusif Amadu – Ghana – Academic


ICANN received 202 fellowship applications for the London 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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