[Air-L] ICANN Fellowships Application Round Opens for Brussels Meeting June 2010

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 16:53:27 PST 2010

Dear Members, You should all apply to this and join the world in the
governance of the Internet! Apologies if this has already been posted!

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ICANN Fellowship Application Round Opens for Brussels Meeting Fellowships
Program ensures global representation at ICANN’s International Public Meetings

11 January 2010

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers has launched the 10th round of Fellowship program
applications for its 38th International Public Meeting to be held in
Brussels, Belgium on 20-25 June 2010.

“Just like the Internet, ICANN is global in scope in its operations,”
said Theresa Swinehart, ICANN’s Vice President, Global and Strategic
Partnerships. “Our Fellowship program has had a lot of success at our
last 8 meetings in making sure global voices are heard in the wide
variety of public forums that it holds.”

For the Nairobi Meeting, there are 26 fellows from 21 countries,
chosen from 119 applications received. 10 of the fellows are alumni
from at least one of the past eight programmes; 14 fellows are
first-time attendees to any ICANN meeting and 2 have attended past
meetings, but are first time fellows. Priority is given to applicants
who are current residents of developing and least developed nations
and interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting
organizations, such as the Governmental Advisory Committee, the
Country Code Names Supporting Organization, the At-Large and the
Generic Names Supporting Organization. The Fellowship program will
assist in covering airfare, hotel and a stipend. Recipients will be
expected to actively participate in and contribute to ICANN processes.
As always, registration for ICANN’s meetings is free for anyone
wanting to attend.

Applications for the meeting in Brussels will be accepted from now
until 1200 PDT (UTC -7) on 19 February 2010. More information, as well
as a link to the application for a fellowship, is available online at:
https://forms.icann.org/fellowship/applications/icann38/ or email at
fellowships at icann.org

What Is ICANN?

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address
into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique
so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these
unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we
wouldn't have one global Internet.

ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit
corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to
keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes
competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and
it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its
coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an
important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

Fouad Bajwa
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