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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN

13-Aug-2013 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 6299
LOS ANGELES, CA - 35 fellows from 27 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 48th Public Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 17-21 November 2013. According to ICANN, twelve of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 19 programs, 15 are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting, and 8 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

• Ahmed Bakhat Masood – Pakistan

• Ali Almeshal – Bahrain

• Andreas Sifiso Diamini – Swaziland

• Ann Ibrahim – Egypt

• Beatriz Rodriguez – Uruguay

• Bikram Shrestha – Nepal

• Bryton Focus – United Republic of Tanzania

• Claudia Giuliana Silva Jauregui – Peru

• Craig Nesty – Dominica

• Edwin Opare – Ghana

• Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui – Niue

• Kinfemicheal Yilma Desta – Ethiopia

• Hassan Zaheer – Pakistan

• Hossam Hassan – Egypt

• Hugo Alexander Cuenca Espinosa – Ecuador

• Leon Felipe Sanchez Ambia – Mexico

• Lianna Galstyan – Armenia

• Maria Sofia Zerbino Rachetti – Uruguay

• Marilia Maciel – Brazil

• Mauricio Oviedo Calderon – Costa Rica

• Mohamed Adas – West Bank and Gaza

• Mohamed Elshaikh – Sudan

• Natalie Rose – Jamaica

• Noha Fathy – Egypt

• Ping Yang – People's Republic of China

• Roxana Radu – Romania

• Samson Yoseph Esayas – Ethiopia

• Sequera Maricarmen – Paraguay

• Shahzad Ahmad – Pakistan

• Victoria Rosca – Moldova

• Vivek Goyal – India

• Walid Al-Saqaf – Yemen

• Xandra Fong – Fiji

• Zheng Wang – People's Republic of China

ICANN received 132 fellowship applications for the Buenos Aires 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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