UA Webinar Series 2021

Demystifying Universal Acceptance: What does a multilingual Internet look like?


1

24 June 2021
(60 minutes)

Part 1: Multiple languages on the Internet
This session focused on why it is important to have multiple languages on the Internet.

Panelists
Anasuya Sengupta, Co-Director and co-founder, Whose Knowledge?
Joe Hildebrand, Principal, Fractional CTO Associates
Bonface Witaba, Researcher/Language Activist
Remy Muhire, Community Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Community Engagement Fellow, Mozilla Foundation

Moderator: Solana Larsen, Mozilla


Lead: Sarah Kiden, Northumbria University/Mozilla


2

29 July 2021

(60 minutes)

Part 2: Understanding Universal Acceptance 
This session focused on why Universal Acceptance matters. Why should we care?  

Panelists
Dr. Ajay Data, Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) 
Maria Kolesnikova, Chair, Communications Working Group, UASG 
Yaovi Atohoun, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 

Moderator: Bob Ochieng, ICANN

Lead: Esther Patricia Akello, AccessPlus


3

26 August 2021

(60 minutes)

Part 3: Universal Acceptance initiatives around Africa and globally -lessons learned
This session focused on showcasing case studies of Universal Acceptance implementation around the world. 

Panelists
Eng. Abdalmonem Galila, UA Ambassador, Egypt 
Malick Alassane, Internet Society (ISOC) Benin Chapter 
Mark Datysgeld, GNSO Council
Uffa Modey, Digital Grassroots

Moderator: Chenai Chair, Mozilla

Lead: Innocent Adriko


4

30 September 2021

(90 minutes)

Parts 4 & 5 (Technical): Email Address Internationalization (EAI) Configuration and UA Readiness of Programming Languages (Java)

Facilitators
Sarmad Hussain, IDN-UA Programs 
Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN Technical Engagement 

Moderator: Innocent Adriko, ICANN 72 Fellow



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