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ICANN Announces Recipients of the ICANN78 Fellowship

23 June 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the candidates selected to participate in the ICANN Fellowship Program at the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting 21–26 October 2023. Forty applicants from 36 countries will take part in the meeting in Hamburg, Germany. The ICANN organization (org) received 351 applications for the ICANN78 Fellowship Program.

The successful candidates represent all sectors of society including civil, government, country code top-level domain operations, academia, business, technical, security, and end-user groups.

The Fellowship Program seeks individuals who are interested or already engaged in various aspects of ICANN's work, such as policy making, the operation of the Domain Name System, and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by creating opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.

If ICANN78 is held virtually, the Fellowship Program will also be held virtually.

To view the list of selected candidates, visit the dedicated website.

Tarek Kamel Fellowship Recognition

The Fellowship Program selection committee chose returning fellow Eunice Alejandra Perez Coello from Mexico as the recipient of the Tarek Kamel Fellowship Recognition Award.

The Tarek Kamel Fellowship Recognition is a tribute to Dr. Tarek Kamel, who served as ICANN's Senior Advisor to the President and Senior Vice President of Government and Intergovernmental Organization Engagement. The recognition acknowledges the outstanding contributions of fellows in furthering ICANN's capacity development efforts in their respective regions.

Paul Muchene Fellow Award

Adebunmi Akinbo from Nigeria has been selected as the recipient of the Paul Muchene Fellow Award among the ICANN78 Fellows. The Paul Muchene Fellow Award is a tribute to Paul Muchene, an ICANN Fellowship Program participant and ICANN org staff member who passed away in August 2022.

To learn more about the ICANN Fellowship Program, visit its 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.