LOS ANGELES – 31 July 2017 – Fifteen individuals from various universities in the Asia-Pacific region have been selected to participate and engage with ICANN community members during ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
These individuals are all currently engaged in studies that encompass the fields of computer science, technology management, law, and electrical engineering. Five additional selectees who attended a previous ICANN meeting as NextGenners will now serve as ambassadors for these newcomers.
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 currently being done in the Internet ecosystem in relation to global policy and Internet governance.
The candidates selected to participate at ICANN60 include:
|Ali Hussain||University of Malaya|
|Ali Rahmanpour||Iran University of Science and Technology|
|Ani Mkrtchyan||Public Administration Academy Republic of Armenia|
|Anum Farooq Janjua||National University of Sciences and Technology|
|Melchizedek Ibarrientos Alipio||University of the Philippines Diliman|
|Benjz Gerard Magtibay Sevilla||Ateneo de Manila University|
|Dong Gi Lee||Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology|
|Francis Nwokelo||University of Nigeria, Nsukka|
|Hamideh Shahrabi Farahani||Shahid Beheshti University|
|Heather Catherine Costelloe||Murdoch University, School of Law|
|Muhammad Adan Abid||National University of Computer &Emerging Sciences|
|Padma Venkataraman||National Law University, Delhi|
|Prateek Dewan||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology|
|Razoana Moslam||Sydney Institute, Australia|
|Sophie Alice Hey||University of Tasmania|
|Program Ambassador||Jacqueline Anita Eggenschewiler ICANN58|
|Program Ambassador||Matthias Markus Hudobnik ICANN58|
|Program Ambassador||Mohammad Abdul Awal ICANN57|
|Program Ambassador||Olga Kyryliuk ICANN58|
|Program Ambassador||Oyewole Simon Oginni ICANN55|
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.