The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)’s GNSO Council has appointed GEFONA’s director Tomslin Samme-Nlar as its Vice Chair.
ICANN is the organization responsible for ensuring a stable, secure, and unified global Internet and developing policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. GNSO or Generic Names Supporting Organization is its policy development body responsible for developing and recommending to the ICANN Board substantive policies relating to generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and the Council governs policy development in the GNSO.
Tomslin who’s been a councilor in the GNSO council for a year now, representing the interests of non-commercial stakeholders in ICANN, with a particular personal interest in African participation in the policy development body is also the Policy Chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG), the group where civil society interests are represented in ICANN.
In his position of vice-president of Gefona, Tomslin is showing here our commitment
to contribute to the digital development of Africa.
Congratulations to Tomslin on this very important achievement.
GEFONA DIGITAL FOUNDATION is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to contribute to the development of Africa through original and policy-relevant research on digital technology, digital economy and cybersecurity, including the promotion of initiatives practices on digital development. Our vision is to contribute to the digital development of Africa.
We believe in the reform, innovation and performance of African digital technology as a tool for economic and social development. This is why we are truly committed through a set of actions and contributions in various works to establish a dynamic in all sectors (education, entrepreneurship, research and development) at the service of the digital development of Africa.