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15 Successful Candidates Have Been Selected for NextGen@ICANN57

15 individuals from various Universities in the Asian Pacific Region have been selected to participate with ICANN Community Members at the ICANN57 Meeting in Hyderabad India, 3-9 November 2016. These individuals are engaged in studies that encompass policy, business, technical, security, law, and communications. 5 additional selectees who attended a previous ICANN Meeting as NextGenners will now serve as Ambassadors for these newcomers to ICANN.

Individuals were assessed by an independent Selection Committee after submitting an online application and meeting the initial Program requirements. The successful candidates were selected based on their current studies and interest in the work happening in the Internet Ecosystem related to global policy and Internet Governance. They must commit to engage with and learn from the ICANN Community over the Meeting week as well as produce a 10-15 minute presentation related to the work of ICANN and their studies.

Selected Candidates to participate in ICANN57 Meeting to be held in Hyderabad India, 3-9 November 2016:

  • Mohammad Haolader - Bangladesh University of Professionals
  • Poornima Meegammna - AOD International Design Campus
  • Zaina Deghles - Arab American University
  • Tran Hoan My Duyen - Asian University for Women
  • Piyush Singh - Hidayatullah National Law University
  • Rohan Wadhwa - Keio University
  • Siddharth Gupta - National Law University, Delhi
  • Cong Zhu - Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Dong Gi Lee - Ulsan National Institute
  • Liu Conglun - Beijing Forestry University
  • Fidya Shabrina - Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Yulita Muspitasari - Asian University for Women
  • Aditya Garg - National Law University, Delhi
  • Gangavarapu Ihita - Shiv Nadar University
  • Anna Liz Thomas - NALSAR University of Law
  • Christopher James Dennet - United Kingdom Ambassador
  • Dirgayuza Setiawan - Indonesia Ambassador
  • Ihtisham Khalid - Pakistan Ambassador
  • June Tessy Okal - Kenya Ambassador
  • Elizabeth Orembo - Kenya Ambassador

Click here for more information on the NextGen program.

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