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ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN79 Participants

27 November 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at the ICANN79 Community Forum. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN79 participants based on their current studies and interest in Internet governance.

It was announced on 26 September 2022 that the ICANN79 Community Forum would be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 2–7 March 2024, and will take place as a hybrid meeting to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.

The 12 selectees attend universities in the North American region where they study computer science, communications, and technology.

NextGen@ICANN79 participants:

Sean Prendergast George Mason University
Linda Fraga One League University
Jahnavi Mukul Georgetown University
Md Rashedul Hasan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nashrah Fatima University of Toronto
Dana Cramer Toronto Metropolitan University
Zainab Mohammadi Arizona State University
Daphne Ekpe Washington University of Science and Tech
Steven Luo University of California, Berkeley
Theorose Elikplim Dzineku Kent State University
Winny Koech Texas A&M School of Law
Omolara Olaniyan University at Albany

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.