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Pierre Dandjinou

1) Name, country, profession, email address: DANDJINOU Pierre. BENIN, ICT Policy Advisor, SURF/UNDP

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I was a member of the At Large Study Committee (ALSC)

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users:

  • I have attended almost all of Icann statutory meetings and was a founding member of the Non Commercial domain name holders constitutency.
  • I was Chair of the Africa component of the Icann membership Committee and consequently was instrumental for information and mobilization of the African professionals during the election of the At large Directors 2 years ago.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:

  • I hold a domain name; I also am a defender of a sound national NIC as a contribution to the smooth operation of the global Internet infrastructure.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development:

  • I have chaired and am still chairing chapters or committees on ICT related issues; I have witnesses most policy development debates related to Icann since its inception and even back to the days of the international Forums on the white paper which gave birth to Icann

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC:

  • As a member of the ALSC, I had the opportunity of studying and reflecting on possible ways of promoting the bylaws and their consecutive amendment to provide more ground for the representation of individual members.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience:

  • I am a member of the Afrinic BoT (Afrinic is the Africa nascent Internet regional registry)
  • Also, I chair the Benin Internet Society Chapter, and the Africa Internet group (AIG); I am also a member of the Advisory Committee of the GIPI (Global Internet policy Initiative)
  • I currently hold the position of an ICT Policy Advisor for Africa and consequently deal with issues pertaining to e-readiness, Internet accessibility, national e-strategies and the Internet Governance

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