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AFRINIC gets new Board members

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Haitham Z. El Nakhal (Egypt), Sunday Folayan (Nigeria), and Aminata A. Garba (Niger) have been elected to represent the Northern, Western and Non-Regional/Geographical regions respectively on the AFRINIC Board. 

The elections were held during the AFRINC General Members’ Meeting held at the Main Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka, Zambia on Friday 21 June 2013. For the first time, besides onsite voting, members had an opportunity to vote online. This opened on 10 June and closed on 20 June.

The new Board members will serve a term of three years. The term will come to an end on the date of the Annual General Members’ Meeting held on or around the third anniversary of the date of election.

 

Alan Barrett wins the 2013 NII Award

 

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Alan Barrett has won the 2013 Network Information & Infrastructure (NII) Service Award. Mr Barrett who comes from South Africa won the award for his commitment to capacity building and Internet development in Africa. He has been involved in capacity building through both AfNOG and AFRINIC for many years and has been a key player in the African Internet community.

Barrett becomes the fifth winner of the Award. The award was presented to Mr Barrett by the convenor of AfNOG Dr. Nii Quaynor at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel during a gala dinner organised to celebrate the achievement of the Africa Internet Summit 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia.

   

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