[At-Large] R: FW: [ISOC] NEWS RELEASE: Pierre Ouedraogo, Technical Leader from Africa, Receives 2012 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

Roberto Gaetano roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 2 07:27:30 UTC 2012

Congratulations, Pierre!
Well deserved recognition.

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Leader from Africa, Receives 2012 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

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Le 01/08/12 18:26, « cover at isoc.org » <cover at isoc.org> a écrit :

>Pierre Ouedraogo, Technical Leader from Africa, Receives 2012 Jonathan B.
>Postel Service Award
>Internet Society recognizes his extensive work in advancing the 
>Internet in Africa
>[Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 01 August 2012] -- The Internet 
>Society today announced that its prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service 
>Award was presented to Pierre Ouedraogo for his exceptional 
>contributions to the growth and vitality of the Internet in Africa.  
>The international award committee, comprised of former Jonathan B. 
>Postel award winners, noted that Mr. Ouedraogo played a significant 
>role in the growth of the Internet in Africa and demonstrated an 
>extraordinary commitment to training young engineers and participating 
>in regional Internet organizations.
>Mr. Ouedraogo is the Director of Digital Francophonie at Organisation 
>Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) based in Paris, France. Over 
>the years, he has established networks of IT experts to coordinate 
>African efforts to develop IT and use it as a tool for development. Mr. 
>Ouedraogo initiated many IT technical workshops in Africa and is a 
>founding member of numerous African regional organizations, including 
>AfriNIC (the African Internet Registry for IP addresses); AfTLD 
>(African Internet Top Level Domain Names Association); AFNOG (African 
>network operators group); AfCERT (African CERT network), and AfrICANN 
>(African network of participants to the ICANN process).
>³Pierre Ouedraogo is a highly-regarded technical leader in Africa, and 
>he has been instrumental in bringing the Internet to Burkina Faso as 
>well as other French-speaking African countries,² said Lynn St. Amour, 
>President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Society.  ³His 
>commitment to the expansion of the Internet and encouragement of young 
>engineers to help them build their skills through training workshops 
>has had a profound impact on the growth of the Internet across Africa.²
>The Postel Award was established by the Internet Society to honour 
>individuals or organisations that, like Jon Postel, have made 
>outstanding contributions in service to the data communications 
>community. The committee places particular emphasis on candidates who 
>have supported and enabled others in addition to their own specific 
>actions. The award is focused on sustained and substantial technical 
>contributions, service to the community, and leadership.
>The Internet Society presented the award, including a US$20,000 
>honorarium and a crystal engraved globe, during the 84th meeting of the 
>Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held in Vancouver, British 
>Columbia, Canada, July 29 - August 3, 2012.
>fri ca-receives-2012-jonathan-b-postel-service-award
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