Internet Society Fellows Bring First-Hand Experience of Standards Processes to Developing Countries

By: Mat Ford

Date: July 6, 2011

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Four information technology professionals from Asia, Europe, and South America attended their first IETF meeting in March 2011 as part of the Internet Society’s Fellowship to the IETF Programme. The programme, which operates under the aegis of the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders Programme, enables Internet technologists from developing regions to participate more fully in the IETF’s standards work by facilitating their attendance at an IETF meeting.

IETF 80 First-time Fellows

Roman Arcea (Moldova)
Mentor: Jean-Michel Combes

Paventhan Arumugam (India)
Mentor: Marcelo Bagnulo Braun

Luis Balbinot (Brazil)
Mentor: Juergen Quittek

Suhaidi Hassan (Malaysia)
Mentor: Fernando Gont

IETF 80 Returning Fellows

Zartash Afzal Uzmi (Pakistan)
Palanivelan Appanasamy (India)
Azael Fernandez Alcantara (Mexico)
Fernando Gont (Argentina)
Idris A. Rai (Tanzania, United Republic of)