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Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN61 Fellowship

1 December 2017

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LOS ANGELES – 1 December 2017 – Today, ICANN announced 60 individuals from 49 countries who were selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program during ICANN61. This meeting will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 10–15 March 2018.

These successful candidates represent many sectors of society, including; civil, government, country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) operations, academia, parts of the business community, technical, security, and end user groups.

The Fellowship program seeks to create a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents with priority given to candidates currently living in underserved and underrepresented communities around the world, those who represent diversity of gender, sector, region, experience, expertise, and/or have established financial need. An independent selection committee assessed the 488 applications received for this meeting.

Click the following link to see the list of selected candidates and learn more about the Fellowship program: http://www.icann.org/en/about/participate/fellowships

About ICANN

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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.