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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for Beijing, People’s Republic of China Meeting

21 December 2012

ICANN Theatre: The Toronto Fellowship Experience

31 fellows from 23 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 46th Public Meeting in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 7-14 April 2013. Seventeen of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 17 programs, 10 are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting, 4 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 also are represented.

Here is the list of selected fellows:

  • Vanessa Cravo – Brazil – Gov't
  • Bahaaeldin Toman – West Bank and Gaza – Civil Society
  • Rosalia Morales Acosta – Costa Rica – ccNSO
  • Gava Lakau – Papua New Guinea – Gov't
  • Plamena Petrova Popova – Bulgaria – Academic
  • Don Peduru Pradeep Eranga Samararathna – Sri Lanka – Not For Profit
  • Leon Felipe Sanchez Ambia – Mexico – Academic
  • Fatima Cambronero – Argentina – Civil Society
  • Abibu Rashid Ntahigiye – United Republic of Tanzania – Not For Profit
  • Inam Ali – Jordan – Gov't
  • Rommel Natividad – Marshall Islands – Gov't
  • Berry Amol – Papua New Guinea – Academic
  • Nicolas G. Caballero – Paraguay – Not for Profit / GAC
  • Shakeel Ahmed – Pakistan – Not for Profit/Gov't
  • Ahmed Bakhat Masood – Pakistan – Gov't
  • Sonny Zulhuda – Malaysia – Academic
  • Naveed Haq – Pakistan – Gov't
  • Adela Elena Danciu – Romania – Academic
  • Walid Al-Saqaf – Yemen – Academic
  • Ping Yang – People's Republic of China – Business
  • Beran Dondeh Gillen – Gambia – Gov't
  • Celia Lerman – Argentina – Business/Academic
  • Lyndel McDonald – Jamaica – Gov't
  • João Caribé – Brazil – Not for Profit
  • Hassan Zaheer – Pakistan – Business
  • Grace Githaiga – Kenya – Not for Profit
  • Kinfemicheal Yilma Desta – Ethiopia – Academic
  • Parama Anandan – India – Not for Profit
  • Maria Gabriela Gijon – Argentina – End User
  • Daria Barinova – Russia – Academic
  • Hadji Mmadi Ali – Comoros – End User/new member ccNSO

ICANN received 203 fellowship applications for the Beijing 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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