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Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires

6 March 2015

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50 fellows from 35 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 53rd Public Meeting in Buenos Aires, 21-25 June 2015. 22 of the fellows are alumni from at least one of the past 23 programs, 23 are first-time attendees to an ICANN meeting, and 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, not-for-profit and user groups. The country code supporting groups are also represented.

Here is the list of selected fellows:

  • Alagie Ceesay – Gambia – Gov't
  • Aleksandar Ichokjaev – Macedonia – Academic
  • Alyne Bezerra – Brazil – End User / At Large
  • Antonio Alberti – Brazil – Academic
  • Arsene Tungali Baguma – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Civil Society / At Large
  • Aubry Pennyman – Bahamas – ccTLD Operations / GAC
  • Bionda Fonseca-Hoeve – Aruba – Business
  • Chaitanya Ramachandran – India – End User
  • Christelle Vaval – Haiti – Civil Society
  • Coppens Pasteur Ndayirague – Burundi – Gov't
  • Elsa Saade  – Lebanon – Civil Society
  • Emir Sosa – Belize – Gov't
  • Etuate Cocker – Tonga – Academic
  • Fabricio Valmorbida Marçal Pessôa  – Brazil – Security
  • Farzaneh Badiei – Islamic Republic of Iran – Academic
  • Gabriel Ramokotjo – South Africa – ccTLD Operations / At Large
  • Hamza Ben Mehrez – Tunisia – Civil Society / GAC
  • Ian Mitchell – Saint Lucia – Technical
  • Igor Mkrtumyan – Armenia – Security / ccNSO
  • Isreal Rosas –Mexico – Gov't
  • Isaias Mercado – Dominican Republic - Security
  • Ivy Contreras Avila –Guatemala – ccTLD Operations
  • Jesus Rivera – Venezuela – Gov't / ccNSO and GAC
  • Jia He – China – Academic
  • Joao Carlos Rebello Caribe – Brazil – Civil Society / GNSO
  • John Forman –Brazil – Business
  • Jose Eduardo Rojas –Bolivia – Civil Society
  • Joseph Marc Antoine Ridore – Haiti – Technical
  • Julian Esteban Lescano Cameriere – Argentina – Business / GNSO
  • Kirshna Kumar Rajamannar – India – Civil Society
  • Lacier Dias – Brazil – Technical
  • Lia Marcia Solis Montano – Bolivia – Technical
  • Mamadou Lo – Senegal – Business / GNSO
  • Mauricio Oviedo Calderon – Costa Rica – Technical / GNSO
  • Miguel Ignacio Estrada – Argentina – Gov't
  • Nadira Alaraj – State of Palestine – End User
  • Osama Tamimi – State of Palestine – Technical
  • Raitme Osvaldo Citterio Alvarado – Venezuela – Civil Society / At Large and GNSO
  • Rao Naveed Bin Rais – Pakistan – Academic / GNSO
  • Renata Aquino Ribeiro – Brazil – Academic
  • Rim Hayat Chaif – Algeria – Civil Society
  • Shabnam Shafiei – Islamic Republic of Iran – End User
  • Shakeel Ahmed – Pakistan – ccTLD Operations
  • Shavkat Sabirov – Kazakhstan – Civil Society
  • Sorina Teleanu – Romania – Gov't / GAC
  • Tarik Merghani – Sudan – ccTLD Operations / ccNSO
  • Tattugul Mambetalieva – Kyrgyz Republic – Civil Society
  • Tenanoia Veronica Simona – Tuvalu – Gov't
  • Victor Fernandes – Brazil – Academic
  • Walid Al-Saqaf – Yemen – Academic / GNSO

The 344 fellowship applications received for this meeting were 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