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ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN80 Participants

22 March 2024

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at the ICANN80 Policy Forum. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN80 participants based on their current studies and interest in Internet governance.

ICANN announced on 22 June 2023 that the ICANN80 Policy Forum would be held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 10–13 June 2024. The meeting will take place as a hybrid meeting to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.

The 12 selectees attend universities in the African region where they study engineering, business, and technology.

NextGen@ICANN80 participants:

Abdou Karim Badjie

University of The Gambia

Alex Okabo

Zetech University

Biaou Satournin

IT Training and Research Institute

Ceasar Kabue

Kenyatta University

Dennis Wachira

Mount Kenya University

Jédièl Oloudé Onésime Adefoulou

IT Training and Research Institute

Kondwani Mbale

Mulungushi University

Madiha Mahamat

Kigali Independent University

Maryanne Njuguna

Daystar University

Samuel Njogu

KCA University

Tatiana Houndjo

University of Abomey-Calavi

Virtuous Mensah

Valley View University

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.