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ICANN Fellowship Participants | ICANN80

The following individuals had been selected to participate in ICANN80 to be held 10–13 June 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Name Country or region of residence Working sector and/or area of interest
Adebunmi Akinbo Nigeria Civil Society, Technical
Angel Norman Agong Uganda Academia, Civil Society, Technical
Ankhzaya Tseden Mongolia ccTLD Operations
Asma Awad Qatar Technical
Asteway Shewarega Negash Ethiopia Business and Commerce, Technical, Security
Barkha Manral India Academia, Technical
Bibek Silwal Nepal Academia, Civil Society
Cristina Mercedez Arrieta Gonzalez Puerto Rico Academia, Business and Commerce
Eva Nadège N'CHO EPSE HIE Côte d'Ivoire Technical
Fidya Shabrina Singapore Business and Commerce
Giannina Gisell Raffo Gonzalez United States of America Civil Society
Hannah Frank Argentina Academia, Civil Society
Herman Angelo Miguel Ramos Mozambique Business and Commerce, Technical, Security
Setondji Hounzandji France Civil Society, Technical
Houda Chihi Tunisia Academia, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers
Jan Batzner Germany Academia, Technical, Security
Jesse Nathan Kalange Uganda Technical

Recipient of Paul Muchene Fellowship Award

Kathleen Scoggin United States of America Academia
Layal Jebran Netherlands Academia, Technical, Security
Levy Syanseke Zambia Civil Society
Lia Marcia Solis Montano Bolivia, Plurinational State of Internet service providers and connectivity providers, Technical
Manuela Peralta Santana Dominican Republic Technical
Mary Rose Ofianga Rontal Philippines Academia, Business and Commerce, Civil Society
Maud Adjeley Ashong Elliot Ghana Academia, Civil Society, Technical
Megan Kathure Kenya Academia, Civil Society
Muhammad Altaf Pakistan Academia, Technical, Security
Muriel Alapini Benin Civil Society
Nancy Wachira Canada Technical, Security
Norman Warput Vanuatu ccTLD Operations
Oliver Risteski North Macedonia Civil Society, Security
Omar Shuran Libya Civil Society
Peterking Quaye Liberia Academia, Civil Society
Phyo Thiri Lwin Myanmar, Republic of the Union of ICANN Contracted Party
Razoana Moslam Australia Academia, Civil Society
Reema Moussa United States of America Academia, Security
Ruben Diaz Silva Ecuador Academia, Business and Commerce, Civil Society
Sara Ali Ahmed Mohamed Sudan Academia, Civil Society, Technical
Stephen Dakyi Ghana Civil Society, Technical
Tracy Johnson New Zealand Business and Commerce, ccTLD Operations, Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers

Note: All information above is self-reported by applicants.


  • Jenifer López – ccNSO
  • Arinola Akinyemi – GNSO
  • Laxmi Prasad Yadav – GAC
  • Abdulkarim Oloyede – RSSAC
  • Shreedeep Rayamajhi – At-Large
Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as"""" is not an IDN."