The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Centre de Calcul El-Khawarizmi (CCK) are pleased to announce their collaboration on a Youth Education Initiative to enhance youth capacity and awareness of Internet governance in Tunisia, through a bi-monthly series of educational workshops. The first was held today, titled "Introduction to ICANN and the Domain Name System". The series of workshops aim to build awareness in the local community on how to participate in ICANN and engage effectively in Tunisia.
The initiative is part of an academic engagement program co-organized by ICANN and CCK with support of local community experts who will present on the specific workshop topics. The workshops are considered pilot projects for the region and are an outcome of the Middle East DNS Forum in Tunis earlier this year. Through the assessment of the initiative in Tunisia, ICANN is exploring the opportunities to organize similar events in other countries of the region in the future.
The workshops are aimed at undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline, with an interest in the Internet and its various components. Participants will be instructed on real-life examples to theoretical knowledge, on the Internet ecosystem with a focus on ICANN's work and the Internet's Unique Identifiers. The workshops will cover a range of topics that will be customized to accommodate the diverse academic backgrounds of the participants including:
- ICANN and the IANA Functions
- The Domain Name System (DNS)
- DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
- IP Addresses (IPv4 and IPv6)
- Internet Governance
Through the Youth Educational initiative, ICANN looks towards creating stronger associations with the youth community as well as the academic institutes in the region, to help increase awareness and participation in ICANN's work and the Internet Governance processes.
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ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.
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