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Meet The NextGen@ICANN55 Marrakech Members

14 December 2015
By Jeffrey Dunn

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ICANN's Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD) is pleased to announce the newest group of admitted members to the popular NextGen@ICANN program. Started just over one year ago, this program has quickly grown and become one of the most exciting opportunities for members of the next generation of Internet users to get involved with ICANN and the global Internet community.

The NextGen@ICANN program saw 85 applications. Of those applicants, the NextGen Selection Committee chose 30 applicants to invite to the program. The Committee also selected two NextGen@ICANN Ambassadors, previous NextGen@ICANN members who will be on hand to help facilitate the program and provide a link to previous programs.

Meet The NextGen@ICANN55 Members

Please join us in congratulating the following applicants. Names are in alphabetical order.

  • Huthaifa Albustanji - Jordan
  • Abdeldjalil Aware - Chad
  • Chenai Chair - South Africa
  • Khouloud Dawahi - Tunisia
  • Farid El Hajim - Morocco
  • Mohammadali Gharghi - Iran
  • Kembabazi Gloria - Uganda
  • Mubashir Hassan - Pakistan
  • Ahlem Ismail - Tunisia
  • Matías Jackson* - Uruguay
  • Sellina Kapondera - Malawi
  • Hani Kassim - Djibouti
  • Ephraim Kenyanito - Kenya
  • Ihtisham Khalid - Pakistan
  • Sarah Kiden - Uganda
  • Josephat Kilonzo - Kenya
  • Zeinab Mohamed - Sudan
  • Maryanne Muriuki - Kenya
  • Njeri Mwathi - Kenya
  • Sheilla Nyeko - Uganda
  • Oyewole Oginni - Cameroon
  • Elizabeth Orembo - Kenya
  • Adeel Sadiq - Pakistan
  • Anass Sedrati - Morocco
  • Jawad Tanveer - Pakistan
  • Malick Tapsoba - Burkina Faso
  • June Okal Tessy - Kenya
  • Joyce Wandeka - Uganda
  • Seqqat Yasmine – Morocco
  • Lucas Moura* - Buenos Aires
  • Jerry Adaji - Nigeria

*NextGen@ICANN Ambassador(s)

About The NextGen Selection Committee

In an effort to ensure a high level of accountability, transparency, and fairness the committee is comprised of men, women, community members, business leaders, staff, and former NextGen members. The DPRD would like to personally thank each of them for volunteering their time to help identify the next group of NextGen@ICANN members. Please contact nextgen@icann.org if you're interested in being on the Selection Committee in the future.

About The NextGen@ICANN Program

As part of the Development and Public Responsibility Department's (DPRD) ongoing work to support the next generation of Internet users, the NextGen@ICANN program has been formalized as a staple DPRD initiative to engage regionally based undergraduate and graduate students at ICANN meetings, and introduce them to ICANN through guided programming. The NextGen@ICANN program was initially organized at ICANN49 in Singapore with DotAsia and NetMission and has been successfully replicated at several other ICANN Meetings by our Department.

The application for the NextGen@ICANN program at ICANN56 in Panama City will be live January 2016 on the NextGen@ICANN page. More information about the program is available on that application link.

Questions and comments can be directed to nextgen@icann.org anytime.


Jeffrey Dunn