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