LOS ANGELES – 1 November 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the 40 individuals from 33 countries that have been selected to participate in the ICANN Fellowship Program at ICANN67 in Cancún, Mexico, from 7-12 March 2020.
To view the selected candidates, click here.
The chosen participants represent all sectors of society, including government, academia, business, technical, security, country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operations, civil society, and end user groups.
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. The ICANN organization received 357 applications for the ICANN67 Fellowship Program.
To learn more about the ICANN Fellowship Program, click here.
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.