Technical Engagement Specialist
Yazid AKANHO has joined ICANN Org as Technical Engagement Specialist for Middle East and Africa (MEA). His main role is to support ICANN org’s technical engagement efforts in the region (trainings, promote DNS standards and best practices, promote research, …). He reports to Adiel Akplogan, VP Technical Engagement at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Yazid’s professional career started at Benin Telecoms, the national telecom operator, where he worked in data transmission engineering and contributed to the design of FTTx and 4G LTE network projects, before joining MTN Benin where he held several roles including technical lead on several projects. As a previous ICANN community member, Yazid has been an active Internet evangelist at various forums such as the Benin DNS Forum, fellow researcher at AFRINIC, Universal Acceptance Steering Group, ISOC Benin, AFRALO, Non-commercial Users Constituency (NCUC), and Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) where he has contributed to several initiatives across these groups. Yazid has also served as vice-president of ISOC Benin Chapter.