This group, ISOC said includes new awardees and returning fellowships to the internet engineers’ gathering holding between July 29 and 3 August, 2012.
ISOC explains that the fellowships were to enable technologists from developing countries to participate in the IETF meetings.
First-time fellows, officials said, are paired with an experienced mentor and are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to IETF work.
Recalling that the IETF, the Internet’s premier standards-making body, represents an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture.
“The Internet Society has a long-standing commitment to encourage and support next–generation technical leaders from around the globe,” said Toral Cowieson, Senior Director of Internet Leadership at the Internet Society.
Toral also said that this round of IETF fellowships garnered more than 250 impressive applications from 65 countries, hence, ISOC was excited to help accelerate the careers of these professionals and to provide an opportunity for them to participate in and contribute to the important work of the IETF.
The first-time Internet Society IETF Fellows for the IETF 84 meeting include; Shabbir Ahmed (Bangladesh); Raitme Citterio (Venezuela); Xiaohong Deng (China); Omar Diaz (Venezuela); Paul Muchene (Kenya); Nomsa Muswai (Zimbabwe); Saurabh Srivastava (India);
The Returning Fellows for the 84th IETF meeting consist of Burmaa Baasansuren (Mongolia), Fernando Gont (Argentina), Vinayak Hegde (India), Dorcas Muthoni (Kenya).
The Internet Society Fellowships to the IETF in 2012 are made possible by donations from Internet Society Organization members Afilias, Google, Microsoft, SIDN, and Verisign. Since its inception in 2006, this programme has made 125 awards to technologists from more than 40 developing countries to participate in IETF meetings.