ICANN org Responds to Digital Services Act Initiative Public Consultation Launched by European Commission
2020-12-01 / announcement / IGF
LOS ANGELES – 19 October 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce the first recipient of the 2020 Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building is Ramanou Biaou.The ICANN Board recognizes Biaou's commitment to local and regional capacity-building programs in his home country of Benin as well as across Africa. He has worked to improve the technical skills of women in Africa and encouraged their participation in endeavors related to the Internet and Domain Name System (DNS). Through his efforts, the diversity and number of new ICANN community members increased.
Since 2018, Biaou has been the President of the Internet Society, Benin Chapter. He introduced a program to enable local community members' participation in meetings with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and ICANN