Yazid AKANHO is a Technical Engagement Sr. Specialist at ICANN. His main role is to support ICANN org’s technical engagement efforts (trainings, promote standards and best practices, research, …) in Africa and Middle East.Yazid holds a Master degree in Telecommunication and previously worked at Benin Telecoms and MTN at several roles and responsibilities. As a previous ICANN community member, Yazid has been an active Internet evangelist within the Internet community in his country and Africa where he has contributed to various initiatives to promote ICT and Internet such as: Barcamp Benin, Benin DNS Forum, AFRINIC research fellow, contributor to draft the ICANN Africa Regional Plan 2021-2025, Universal Acceptance ambassador, NCUC/NCSG, and few others. Yazid is also member of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Caucus


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