7-12 March 2010: ".Africa" at ICANN's 37 Public Meeting, Nairobi Kenya

THE VENUE, The Kenyatta International Conference Centre Harambee Avenue, NAIROBI

The making of ".Africa" in Nairobi!

1- Setting up banners was only one of the campaign that DCA had for .africa at ICANN.... Left

2- CEO of ICANN Rob Beckstrom took a visit to DotConnectAfrica's partner offices at AmBank House, Nairobi, Kenya. Right

3- Supporters of DCA: Team ".Africa" over 40 local supporters were present at ICANN
Nairobi to support DCA's efforts! below left
4-DCA Exec Director with Katim Tourey, African member of ICANN Board, exhibiting the new ".africa" poster. below right

In Summary, Nairobi held a very successful ICANN meeting for ".africa". DCA's governance model and efforts to date got support not only from the ICANN technical community, but the largesr stakeholder to include government, business & technical community of Kenya. DCA Press Release link
Video links from NewTlds.tv DCA's campaign at the 1% club in Niarobi

7 March 2010 Nairobi: International Women's Day - DCA's Director featured on Carol Mandi's show

A forum "talking about Glass Celling, Myth or Reality", on NTV.

Njeri Rionge, a Board Director at DotConnectAfrica featured, as one of Nairobi's power independent women, on the very popular Carol Mandi's show, Sunday, on NTV of Nairobi discussing the role of women and the topic of glass ceiling, in recognition of International Women's day!

Njeri responded "It is important that the Challenges will be there. Every single women have to decide their path. If there is a superficial glass ceiling, you need to look somewhere to look for your opportunities". She added, "you need to be mentored", Njeri said responding to the audience's Q on how to overcome the glass ceiling" It is good to identify with someone you call as a mentor" continued Njeri "You need to have that conversation" which seem to be her motto when she speaks to all of us and at her Exec coaching work at "Ignite consulting".
DCA wishes all women a
Happy International Women's day!

24 Feb 2010 Nairobi Kenya - AITEC Africa: ".africa" domain to aid in Regional Integration!

AITEC Africa: Empowering Africa's ICT Community with Knowledge.
DotConnectAfrica (DCA) is invited and will speak on how creating a .africa domain will aid in regional economic integration and knowledge society; at the Business at the BANKING & MOBILE MONEY COMESA regional top banking conference next month in Nairobi.

Hear also a program on AFRICA PROGRESS interview with Sophia , FM Station, Radio Neitherlands on mobile banking

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, will open AITEC’s annual Banking Mobile Money Conference for the COMESA region. Also speaking in the opening session will be Professor Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya. Read more on who else is attending speakers & delegates: http://www.aitecafrica.com/

It was all about .africa at AITEC Mobile Money Nairobi:

Left: Sophia Bekele, Founder & Executive Director of DCA with Deputy Prime Minister Kenyatta speaking about .africa.
A "Black Swan" of the conference, as stated by Sophia in her presentation, as the unusual amongst the common; was creating the ".africa" domain that took everyone by surprise including the Deputy PM, and the Governor of Central Bank who spent a good amount of time of his closing summary on paralleling the concept of the initiative to that of Nakamura's dreams of a United Africa! and to contact DCA for more information. Presentation link

Right: Sophia Bekele getting rave congrats from Mr. Salim Amin, CEO of Camerapix, Chairman of A24 Media, & founder and Chairman of the famed "Mohamed Amin Foundation (MOFO)", who was also presenting the activities of his organization at the same session.

"This is an amazing concept and a great presentation" said Mr. Amin. So did many of the conference delegates, stating they will sponsor and be co-members and do whatever required to endorse the project.... Above photos by DCA

More news to come ....