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  • Vyria Paselk-Director of Internet Leadership at the Internet Society and Kathleen Moriarty-Kathleen Moriarty, Security Area Director at the IETF Women represent 51% of the global population, yet the statistics for women in technology are not even close to equal (some reports estimate only 26% of the computing workforce are women). In order for the Internet to be useful for ALL we need more women shaping the future of the Internet. One organization who is working to close this gap is the Anita Borg Institute (ABI). The Internet Society has partnered with ABI for the past four years to get...
    Date published 07 March 2016
  • For IETF 80 in 2011, the Internet Society had nearly 90 applicants for 12 available Fellows awardee slots. For IETF 93, applications increased by more than 60% to 170 applicants for 14 slots. As awareness and corresponding demand has ballooned for future leaders in the Internet ecosystem, so clearly has the number of applicants to the Internet Society's Fellows and other competitive leadership programmes. While demand has increased, so has the overall quality of the applicants and ultimately the selected individuals. Three factors contribute to this increased caliber: 1. Qualified self-...
    Date published 13 July 2015
  • Please join me in congratulating the most recent cohort of Internet Society Fellows to IETF. These 14 technologists from academia, business, and civil society were selected from more than 120 highly qualified applicants.  As the next billions come online, they will be from countries like Brazil, India, Pakistan, and Ukraine. The Internet Society and its partners' ongoing commitment to this programme ensures that individuals from these regions have an informed voice and a seat in the room where standards development takes place.  As importantly, each individual selected has to...
    Date published 20 March 2015
  •  “The Internet is Magic” The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet’s architecture and smooth operation. Organized in 1986, the IETF produces open standards that are the cornerstone of a vibrant Internet that many of us have the luxury of taking for granted. As the next billions of Internet users come online, they will come from countries like Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Kenya. The Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF provides technologists from these...
    Date published 21 July 2014
  • In 2006, the Internet Society introduced the Fellows to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) programme to increase the diversity of voices  and contributions to the standards development process.  Since then, the Internet Society Fellows to IETF programme has brought more than 175 technologists from 45+ countries to IETF meetings. These competitive fellowships foster participation of technologists from developing and emerging economies to IETF meetings and working groups.  Typically attracting more than 10 applicants per available award, selected Fellows must also...
    Date published 03 March 2014
  • Before you apply for an ISOC Fellowship to the IETF The Internet Society is happy to hear that you are thinking of applying for an ISOC Fellowship to the IETF! Before you apply, please make sure that you can meet the following four criteria: You can get permission for time away from your studies or work. The country that issued your passport has diplomatic relations with the host country (country where meeting will be held). You can obtain the required visa through an embassy located in in the country where you live. You can expect to have all your documents – visa, passport, and student/...
  • Oswaldo Banegas (Bolivia)  Oswaldo Banegas is the Assistant Director, Internet & Data Services at COTAS Ltda. – a telecom cooperative in Bolivia. His main focus there is on the development and growth of Internet services across the country. He has a contributing role in NAP (Network Access Points), which is a national project to comply with the telecom laws and regulation of the country. Oswaldo is keenly interested in building relationships and networking with individuals directly involved with all aspects of Internet development.   Abhijan Bhattacharyya (...
  • Kennedy Aseda (Kenya) Kennedy Aseda is a Senior Network Operations & Security Engineer at Kenya Education Network (KENET). At KENET, he oversees the network, data center and cybersecurity operations. He has also represented KENET as a member of the Global Eduroam Governance Committee (GEGC) where he was part of the team from Africa who were tasked with defining technological and administrative improvements for the operation of Eduroam at the global level. He has also participated as a member of Kenya's National IPv6 Task Force and National Cybersecurity Committee. His current...
  • Amir Qayyum (Pakistan) Amir Qayyum is a Researcher, Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at M.A. Jinnah University in Islamabad, Pakistan. His domains of research are aligned with the MANET, DTN and 6MAN working groups. He is also interested in the SDNRG research group. Dr. Qayyum has been involved with the IETF since 1997, and has co-authored RFC 3626 as part of the fulfillments for his Ph.D. Amir is a Returning Fellow, and has participated in IETF 81 and 88.   Anil Kumar (India) Anil Kumar is a Researcher at the CSIR (Council of Scientific and...