As at 28th February 2019, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that 34 individuals from 32 countries have been selected to participate in the ICANN Fellowship Program at ICANN65 in Marrakech, Morocco, from 24-27 June 2019. In all, ICANN had received 57 applications for the ICANN65 Fellowship Program.
The successful candidates represent all sectors of society including, civil, government, country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operations, academia, business, technical, security, and end user groups.
Mr. Ogundele, a member of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is one the 34 individuals selected for ICANN65 Fellowship. The Fellowship Program seeks out individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, the various aspects of ICANN’s work in policy building, the operation of the Domain Name System (DNS), and the security and stability of the global Internet. The goal of the ICANN Fellowship Program is to strengthen the diversity of the multistakeholder model by creating opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to become active participants in the ICANN community.
NiRA congratulates Mr. Ogundele.