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Marrakech 2016 Fellowship Participants

Photo of Fellowship Participants

Adetola Sogbesan – Business – Nigeria
Alagie Ceesay – Technical – Gambia
Amrita Choudhury – Civil – India
Anand Raje – Technical – India
Aris Ignacio – Academic – Philippines
Arsene Tungali Baguma – Civil – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Aubrey Pennyman – ccTLD Operations – Bahamas
Bram Fudzulani – Business / At Large – Malawi (Coach)
Carlos Eduardo Rodriguez Aviles – Civil – Nicaragua
Claudine Sugira – ccTLD Operations – Rwanda (Coach)
Fabricio Valmorbida Marçal Pessôa – Security – Brazil
Gangesh Sreekumar Varma – Academic – India
Halefom Hailu Abraha – Gov't – Ethiopia
Hamid Khalafi – Civil – Morocco
Hamza Ben Mehrez – Civil – Tunisia (Coach)
Hashim Nouman – Technical – Pakistan
Hiba Abbas Yousif Eltigani – Civil – Sudan
Ines Hfaiedh – Academic – Tunisia
John Sushil Chand – Technical – Fiji
Jose Raul Solares Chiu – Gov't / GAC – Guatemala
Lianna Galstyan – Civil – Armenia
Madhvi Gokool – Technical – Mauritius
Mahdi Taghizadeh – Technical – Iran (Coach in Training)
Maritza Yesenia Aguero Minano – Civil – Peru (Coach)
Mark William Datysgeld – Academic – Brazil
Michael Ilishebo – Gov't – Zambia
Mohamed Majdoubi – Civil – Morocco
Nadira Alaraj – Civil – Palestine (Coach)
Nomsa Muswai Mwayenga – Civil – Zimbabwe
Olga Bambashi – Business – West Bank and Gaza
Onica Nonhlanhla Makwakwa – Civil – South Africa
Osama Tamimi – Technical – Palestine (Coach)
Rajeewa Abeygunarathna – Gov't – Sri Lanka
Shabbir Muhammad – Academic – Pakistan
Shavat Sabirov – Civil –Kazakhstan
Sonam Keba – Business – Bhutan
Wen Zhai – Civil Society / Registry SG – China
Wisdom Kwasi Donkor – Gov't – Ghana (Coach)

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