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Last Call: Nominations for ICANN's Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building

1 August 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) reminds ICANN community members that the nomination period for the Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building is closing on 4 August 2023. To be considered, nominations need to be received by that date.

ICANN opened the nomination period on 3 July 2023. The annual award is conferred to one individual during ICANN's Annual General Meeting, held in the fourth quarter of each year. The ideal recipient will have at least five years of:

  • Significant contributions to national, regional, or global capacity-building programs related to ICANN's mission;

  • Developing capacity-building programs that positively influenced the multistakeholder model and diversified participation at ICANN.

In addition:

  • All nominations must include detailed information and documentation to demonstrate the nominee's fulfilment of the award criteria;

  • Any ICANN community member or ICANN community group (e.g., Supporting Organization (SO), Advisory Committee (AC), or a SO/AC constituent group) may submit a nomination;

  • All nominations must be submitted via the nomination form;

  • Self-nominations are not allowed.

The ICANN Board will evaluate a shortlist of candidates. Please submit your nominations via this nomination form by 4 August 2023 23:59 UTC. Any additional information in support of nominations or questions about the award process may be submitted via email to kamelaward@icann.org.

This year's award recipient will be announced in October 2023 at ICANN78. For more information, please refer to the Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building webpage.


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.