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ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN75 Participants

18 July 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at the ICANN75 Annual General Meeting. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN75 participants based on their current studies and interest in Internet governance. It was announced on 7 August 2020 that the ICANN75 Annual General meeting would take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting will be held 17–22 September 2022, and it will take place as a hybrid meeting to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.

The 12 selectees attend universities in the Asia Pacific region. They study technology, engineering and social sciences.

NextGen@ICANN75 participants:

Anurag Neupane

Summit College

Muhammad Umair Ali

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore

Kalpesh Chaudhari

Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University

Zin Myo Htet

University of Yangon

Nur Adlin Hanisah

International Islamic University Malaysia


Dr. G. R. Damodaran College of Science

Phyo Thiri Lwin

Yangon University of Economics

Bibek Silwal

Institute of Technology (MIT)

Romia Lasmin

East West University

Elif Güldüz Gürel

Dokuz Eylul University

Somaly Horn

Beltei International University

Abdal Ahmed

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

For more information, visit the NextGen@ICANN Program website.


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 – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. 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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.