The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building is Satish Babu.
The award recognizes Babu for his outstanding efforts in promoting the multistakeholder model of Internet governance and capacity building on a local and regional scale. In particular, his pioneering leadership for local and regional schools of Internet governance are greatly appreciated by the ICANN Board.
The ICANN Board also notes that in addition to chairing the Asian, Australasian, and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO), Babu is making significant contributions to Universal Acceptance and Internationalized Domain Names by steering relevant working groups in the At-Large Advisory Committee. Universal Acceptance is a fundamental requirement for a multilingual and digitally inclusive Internet, and the ICANN Board appreciates Babu's excellent work in this area.
The Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building was established in honor of the late Dr. Tarek Kamel, an Internet pioneer known for his contributions to global Internet governance. The award recognizes members of the ICANN community who have made significant contributions to national, regional, or global capacity-development programs related to ICANN's mission.