[ALAC] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- Ramanou Biaou Honored with 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 08:47:17 UTC 2020

Great news for AFRALO and the entire At-Large community as Ramanou is part
of the At-Large community!

Once again congratulations!


On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 6:53 PM Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>

> Congratulations Ramanou!!
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> *Ramanou Biaou Honored with 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity
> Building <https://newsalerts.icann.org/HC002020NgR87E00P2R00kd>*
> 19 October 2020
> LOS ANGELES – 19 October 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned
> Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce the first recipient of the
> 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building is Ramanou Biaou.
> The ICANN Board recognizes Biaou's commitment to local and regional
> capacity-building programs in his home country of Benin as well as across
> Africa. He has worked to improve the technical skills of women in Africa
> and encouraged their participation in endeavors related to the Internet and
> Domain Name System (DNS). Through his efforts, the diversity and number of
> new ICANN community members increased.
> Since 2018, Biaou has been the President of the Internet Society, Benin
> Chapter. He introduced a program to enable local community members'
> participation in meetings with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF),
> the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and ICANN. Biaou is active in the
> African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) at ICANN and also serves as
> a member of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Caucus.
> ICANN first introduced
> <https://newsalerts.icann.org/JR2PC20l2E0NS780dg00000> the Dr. Tarek
> Kamel Award for Capacity Building in January 2020 to honor members of the
> ICANN community who have contributed significantly to national, regional,
> or global capacity-development programs related to ICANN's mission. This
> award was established in honor of the late Dr. Tarek Kamel, an Internet
> pioneer known for his contributions to global Internet governance. At the
> time of his passing, Dr. Kamel was ICANN's Senior Advisor to the President
> and Senior Vice President for Government and Intergovernmental Organization
> Engagement.
> You can watch an interview with Ramanou Biaou and learn more about the
> award here <https://newsalerts.icann.org/c00022gC0PNR02dET08m700>.
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