[bc-gnso] FW: [liaison6c] Fellowship Programme: Application Round Opens for Cartagena Meeting Fellowships
marilynscade at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 23 12:28:28 UTC 2010
Dear BC members:
I would like to see a strong effort to encourage self nominations for small businesses or small associations from developing countries to attend Cartagena.
Ayesha, Waudo, Anders, and I will be discussing how to advance awareness of the fellowships announcement, IF you want to participate in this off list discussion, send me a private email at marilynscade at hotmail.com; and join this discussion. Chris Chaplow will also be participating, as our V.Chair, operations and finance.
I'd like to prioritize participation from African region and Latin America, so if you have relevant contacts, please forward this announcement to those contacts.
Marilyn CadeBC Chair
From: Glen at icann.org
To: liaison6c at gnso.icann.org
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:47:45 -0700
Subject: [liaison6c] Fellowship Programme: Application Round Opens for Cartagena Meeting Fellowships
Opens for Cartagena Meeting Fellowships
Program ensures global representation at ICANN’s
International Public Meetings
22 July 2010
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: The Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers has launched the 11th round of the Fellowship
program applications for its 39th International Public Meeting to be held
Cartagena, Columbia on 5-10 December 2010.
Over the last 10 meetings, the Fellowship program has proven to be a
successful method of capacity building for the ICANN community, making sure
global voices are heard in the wide variety of public forums that it holds. As
CEO Rod Beckstrom said when addressing the Russian Internet Governance Forum in
Moscow last May, “The Internet is a work in progress. It feeds and
grows off ideas, and new ideas greatly affect its direction. Its most
influential contributors are those who can see the possibilities that others
don’t. And the most powerful are those whose ideas trigger the
imagination of others.” We see the Fellowship program playing a
major role in bringing those great ideas and idea makers into the Internet
Priority in selection 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 Cartagena will be
accepted from now until 1200 PDT (UTC -7) on 1 September 2010. More
information, as well as a link to the application for a fellowship, is
available online at: https://forms.icann.org/fellowship/applications/icann39/
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
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.
Glen de Saint Géry
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
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