The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the opening of applications for the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. Two Indigenous Ambassadors will be selected from underrepresented indigenous communities to attend ICANN61.
The ICANN Meeting Fellowship program is one example of how ICANN is supporting the next generation of community members. To continue in its mission to build capacity within the ICANN multistakeholder model, this program seeks to create a broader and more diverse base of knowledgeable constituents. Participation in the Program at an ICANN meeting is a “fast-track” experience of engagement into that community model, with presentations designed to facilitate understanding of the many pieces and parts of ICANN while providing opportunities to network and promoting interaction with ICANN community and staff.
- Candidates from all regions and sectors are welcome to apply to the ICANN Fellowship Program.
- The Program is targeted at individuals who: show awareness of, but are either new to the ICANN environment; are familiar with ICANN but have yet to attend a face-to-face meeting; have started participating in ICANN through the Program or by successful applicants will have demonstrated: other means but need travel support and/or an additional Fellowship opportunity to broaden their knowledge and deepen their engagement.
- Candidate backgrounds are diverse: government, the ccTLD community, civil society, academic, legal, technical, and security, commercial and non-commercial sectors.
- These individuals must NOT be involved in or associated with other ICANN supported travel programs at time of selection.
Successful applicants will have demonstrated:
- Desire and ability to utilize the experiences gained from the Fellowship to become an active member of the next generation of ICANN‘s volunteer community
- A role or interest in the Internet space, specifically as it relates to the work of ICANN
- An interest in contributing to:
- ICANN policy development processes
- The ICANN Fellowship Alumni network
- ICANN outreach in their sector, community and region
- An ICANN supporting organization, advisory committee, stakeholder group or constituency
- A returning Fellow (Alumni) who can provide documented support from community leaders and/or ICANN regional staff as to their continued engagement and work related to their Fellowship and ICANN experiences, as well as articulate specific goals for a particular meeting which may include Newcomer Coach