Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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ICANN is looking for the 'Next Generation' of individuals who are interested in becoming more actively engaged in their own regional communities as well as taking part in the future growth of global Internet policy.  ICANN announced that there is ongoing important work happening every day at ICANN and invites all to join.

Prospective members of the NextGen@ICANN initiative must be:

  • Currently living and studying in the region of the respective ICANN meeting and between the ages of 18 and 30.  Since applicants must be from the region in which the meeting is being held. ICANN's meetings rotate through the geographic locations using the new ICANN Meeting Strategy. For those over the age of 30, they can apply for the ICANN Fellowship program (Learn More).
  • Able to spend the time allotted for the ICANN meeting, actively participate and in attendance at all required events, as noted by the organizers of NextGen.
  • Interested in Internet Governance, the future of the Internet, and other topics covered at the ICANN meeting.
  • Willing to present a 5-10 minute project at the meeting on a research related to ICANN's work, an affiliated website that is related to ICANN's work, a thesis project, etc.

By applying, applicants are stating they are willing and able to spend the period of the ICANN meeting with the NextGen@ICANN group and will attend all required events. Each individual is provided a grant of support that covers the cost of economy class airfare, hotel and a stipend. NextGen participants are required to secure their own visas for travel at their own expense, as well as obtain any travel or health insurance, if desired, at their own expense. More details can be obtained on the ICANN website.