51 fellows from 35 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 57th Public Meeting in Hyderabad, India 3-9 November 2016. Of those fifty-two selected, 17 are returning fellows from at least one previous meeting and various experience levels, 10 of whom will be coaches to the 34 attending as first time fellows. The selected fellows represent all sectors of society including civil, government,ccTLD Operations, academia, facets of the business community, technical, security and end user groups.
An independent selection committee assessed the 319 fellowship applications received for this meeting; 76 of those met minimum requirements for possible selection. Priority is given to applicants who not only meet minimum program requirements, but who are current residents of developing and least developed nations and who are interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting organizations, advisory committees, stakeholder and constituency groups.
Click here to see the list of selected candidates and learn more about the fellowship program:http://www.icann.org/en/about/participate/fellowships