NextGen@ICANN Program Opens Application Round for ICANN59


ICANN is looking for the next generation of individuals who are interested in becoming more engaged in their regional communities and in shaping the future of global Internet policy. If you’re ready to start your journey, ICANN59 could be the place to start!


The ICANN59 Public Meeting will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 26–29, 2017.


To be eligible for the NextGen@ICANN Program, applicants must live in Africa, be between the ages of 18 and 30, and be interested in Internet governance. If selected, applicants will receive a grant that includes airfare, hotel and a stipend.

The application for ICANN59 is currently open and the deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.

New applicant’s can apply to NextGen@ICANN by clicking here. If you have previously participated in NextGen@ICANN and would like to mentor new participants, consider becoming an Ambassador. Apply here.

Successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website on March 27, 2017.

ICANN – an international not-for-profit headquartered in Los Angeles – is responsible for assigning the numbers that comprise Internet Protocol (IP) addresses together with the,, and labels that coincide with these numbers. It also has responsibility for ensuring that users arrive at the same online destination, regardless of the country they are located in or the internet service provider they use. Since 1998, ICANN has assumed these responsibilities under the watchful eye of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About Bob Aroture 564 Articles
Bob is a Senior Editor and Content Development Manager at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch. He holds a BS degree, with a major in biochemistry. He works directly with the Newsroom Team. His focus areas are technology and innovation, and pharmaceutical technology. Email: