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Nominate a Candidate for the NI&I Service Award 2015


26 March 2015 - The call for nominations for the 7th Network Information & Infrastructure (NI&I) Service Award is now open for the following categories:

  1. NI&I Award
  2. NI&I Young Professional Award

The NI&I Service Award Ceremony will be held during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS’15) in Tunis, Tunisia.

If you know an individual or organisation you believe deserves to receive a NI&I award, please send us your nomination by filling the form below by 20 April 2015:


About the NI&I Service Award

Initiated in 2009 under the instigation of Dr. Narku Nii Quaynor, inspired by his own prestigious John Postel Award (the first African recipient for his long run engagement in Internet service in Africa), the Africa NI&I Service Award recognises people or organisations that have significantly contributed to have the development of

Internetworking Services and Infrastructure in Africa and the Indian Ocean by dedicating time, resource, and vision to its enhancement.

More information can be found at:


Important dates

- Call for nomination opens: 26 March

- Call for nomination closes: 19 April 

- Selection process: 19 April to 3 May

- Selection of the winner: 4 May


2015 ICANN Board of Directors Election

23 March 2015 Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat Number 9 of the ICANN Board.

The ASO AC is pleased to announce the following six candidates for its upcoming appointment.

In accordance with the ASO AC election procedures, a comment period is still open. A biography is available and supporting comment facilities for each candidate may be found in the links below:

  • Anthony Harris
  • Khaled Koubaa
  • Martin J. Levy
  • Raimundo Beca
  • Ron da Silva
  • Timothy Denton


The comment period will close at 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2015.

The ASO AC election procedures are found in Section 7 of the ASO Operating Procedures and are available on the ASO website at:

The time frame for the selection process is as follows:

– Nomination Phase ­ 24 October 2014 to 31 December 2014 (CLOSED NOW)

– Comment Phase ­ 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015

– Interview Phase ­ 1 February 2015 to 31 March 2015

– Selection Process ­ 1 April 2015 to 17 April 2015

– Due Diligence Review ­ 18 April 2015 to 31 May 2015

– Announcement ­ no later than 1 June 2015


All phases will conclude at 23:59 UTC on the date specified.


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