Hello friends, Here is an interesting news for the Internet Community from developing countries:
The APRICOT 2011 is a summit to be held this year in Hong Kong from 21-25 February 2011 in Hong Kong SAR, China. The summit provides a forum for those key Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world.
For personnel from developing countries to participate in the summit, the APRICOT Fellow Program provides basic financial assistance to selected applicants, who fulfill eligibility criteria and are then selected by the Fellowship Committee
The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers a proportion of conference registration, travel, and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.
Who can apply?
The APRICOT Fellowship Program targets individuals from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in a professional capacity, in any of the following roles:
* Engineers (network builders)
* Decision makers in government, educational, non-government and private sectors
* Educators and trainers.
The deadline to apply is 20 October 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.apricot2011.net/fellowship
Those who are interested in attending the Conference, APRICOT offers the following facilities:
APRICOT will provide Fellows with the following assistance to attend the APRICOT 2011:
* Workshop, Tutorial, and Conference Fees
* Up to 80 per cent of return air fare, to a maximum of USD 1,000
* Accommodation in designated hotel, on a twin-share basis
* Ground transportation expenses