Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN59 Fellowship

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ICANN recently released the list of individuals selected to participate in ICANN’s Fellowship program at the 59th Public Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 26-29, 2017. They include 55 individuals from 43 countries.
According to ICANN, the 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.
In determining the individual who would participate in the fellowship, an independent selection committee assessed the 72 Fellowship applications.

Some of the winners from countries on the African continent include:
  • Adetola Sogbesan – Nigeria – Business
  • Alagie N Ceesay – Gambia – Technical
  • Arsene Tungali Baguma – Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The – Civil Society
  • Benjamin Akintunde Akinmoyeje – Nigeria – Internet End User
  • Bidal James – South Sudan – Civil Society
  • Bonface Witaba – Kenya – Civil Society
  • Catherine Niwagaba – Uganda – Government
  • Christopher Momanyi – Kenya – Academic
  • Evelyn Namara – Uganda – Civil Society
  • Halefom hailu Abraha – Ethiopia – Government
  • Hasnaa Soraya Melyani – Morocco – Internet End User
  • Ines Hfaiedh – Tunisia – Academic
  • Mamadou LO – Senegal – Business
  • Michael Ilishebo – Zambia – Government
  • Oarabile Mudongo – South Africa – ccTLD Operations
  • Pascal Guillaume Bekono – Cameroon – Government
  • Roger Oteng Baah – Ghana – Business
  • Sourakatou Ramanou Biaou – Benin – Technical
To view the compelte list of selected candidates and learn more about the Fellowship program, please click here
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