ICANN commenced a fellowships program trial for its 29th meeting taking place in San Juan on June 25-20, 2007. 34 fellows are participating in the San Juan meeting.
I was sitting in a ccTLD workshop yesterday organized for the Caribbean ccTLDs, and I was rally impressed with the participants who are mostly representing ccTLDs of small islands in the Caribbean, and with the level of discussions they enjoyed with ICANN/IANA staff as well other members of the community. Had ICANN not implemented this program, those participants to the workshop wouldn’t have made it to the meeting.
I would like to commend the fellowships committee on their hard work to get the program started, as well as Jacob Malthouse, Liaison for Canada and the Caribbean on his successful leading of this work.