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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for Toronto, Canada Meeting

17 August 2012

27 fellows from 24 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 45th Public Meeting in Toronto, Canada, 14-19 October. Eleven of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 16 programs, 11 are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting, 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 and user groups. The country code supporting groups also are represented.

Here is the list of selected fellows:

  • Artak Barseghyan – Armenia – Gov't
  • Fedor Smirnov – Russia - Business
  • Ali AlMeshal – Bahrain - Civil
  • Narayan Gangalaramsamy – Mauritius – Gov't
  • Magaly Peres Pazello – Brazil - Civil
  • Vanessa Cravo - Brazil – Gov't
  • Gary Campbell – Jamaica – Gov't/GAC
  • Marwan Radwan – West Bank and Gaza – Civil and ccNSO
  • Bahaaeldin Toman – West Bank and Gaza – Civil Society
  • Francisco Javier Vera Hott – Chile – Not for Profit
  • Ulkar Bayramova – Azerbaijan – Academic and At-Large
  • Victor Ndonnang – Cameroon – Civil Society and At-Large
  • Pascal Guillaume Bekono – Cameroon – Academic - Business
  • Amir Qayyum – Pakistan - Academic
  • Rosalia Morales Acosta – Costa Rica – ccNSO
  • Almaz Bakenov – Kyrgyz Republic – Gov't
  • Simon Balthazar – United Republic of Tanzania - ccNSO
  • Shivanjni Anamika – Fiji – Civil Society
  • Bikram Shrestha – Nepal – Gov't
  • Gava Lakau – Papua New Guinea – Gov't
  • Enkhbold Gombo – Mongolia – ccNSO and Business
  • Mona Melhem El Achkar – Lebanon - Acadmic
  • Yahia Abd Elhakam Mahmoud – Egypt – Gov't
  • Walusungu Gondwe – Malawi – Academic and NCUC
  • Plamena Petrova Popova – Bulgaria - Academic
  • Andreas Sifiso Diamini – Swaziland – Gov't
  • Cheikh Abdallahi Cheikh Baye – Mauritania – Gov't

ICANN received 170 fellowship applications for the Toronto 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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