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ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN76 Participants

5 December 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at the ICANN76 Community Forum. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN76 participants based on their current studies and interest in Internet governance. It was announced on 12 May 2020 that the ICANN76 Community Forum would take place in Cancún, Mexico. The meeting will be held from 11–16 March 2023 and will take place as a hybrid meeting to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.

The 12 selectees attend universities in the Latin American region where they study law, economics, and communications.

NextGen@ICANN76 participants:

Santiago Fernández Ruiz Universidad de San Andrés
Pedro Lana Universidade Federal do Paraná
Nathan Paschoalini R. Batista Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Romulo Chacin Gonzalez University of Buenos Aires
Daphline Belléus Gonaives School of Law and Economics
Bernardo Beiriz Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Milagro Antonia Suira Jimenez Universidad del Itsmo
Abdias Zambrano Aden University
Shanelle McPherson University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Hannah Frank Cordoba National University
Yaiza González Universidad Interamericana de Panama
Carolina Araujo University of São Paulo

Click here for more information about the NextGen@ICANN Program.


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.