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Fifteen Candidates Have Been Selected for NextGen@ICANN59

7 April 2017

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ICANN announced today that 15 individuals from various African universities have been selected to attend the ICANN59 Policy Forum, which is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26-29 June 2017. These students are studying a wide range of topics, including policy, computer science, technology, law and communications. Five additional selectees who attended a previous ICANN meeting as NextGenners will now serve as ambassadors for these newcomers.

Individuals were assessed by an independent selection committee after submitting an online application and meeting the initial program requirements. The successful candidates were selected based on their current studies and demonstrating an interest in the work happening in the Internet ecosystem, as it relates to global policy and Internet governance. They were also required to commit to engaging with and learning from the ICANN community throughout the meeting, and will be producing a 10-15 minute presentation related to the work of ICANN and their studies.

The following are the names of those selected to participate at ICANN59:

Amie Njie University of The Gambia
Amira Elshahat Ibrahim Mahmoud Suez Canal University
Eric Kimathi Egerton University
Falobi Oluwafemi Ayotunde University of Jos
Francie Monyango Otiengo Kenya School of Law
Josephine Eyre Leicester, School of Politics & International Relations
Mauricia Abdol University of the Western Cape
Nelson James Kwaje Technical University of Kenya
Nomsa Mlambo University of Cape Town
Oumou SANGARE Sciences and Technics of Bamako
Joash Ntenga Moitui Pan African University
Seifeldin Ahmed Fathy Elsehely Cairo University-Faculty of Engineering
Walter Francisco Moyoh University of Uganda
Walther Dieckmann University of South Africa, Computer Science

Program Ambassador Anri van der Spuy- South Africa
Program Ambassador Marilia Monteiro- Brazil ICANN53
Program Ambassador Anna Liz Thomas- India ICANN57
Program Ambassador Pavel Loutocky- Czech Republic ICANN56
Program Ambassador Zaina Deghles- Palestine, State of ICANN57

Click here for more information on the NextGen program.