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

(75 minutes)

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

Panelists (TBC): 
Eng. Abdalmonem Galila, UA Ambassador, Egypt 
Yazid Akanho, ICANN 
Malick Alassane, Internet Society (ISOC) Benin Chapter 
UA local initiative (India or Thailand) 

Moderator: Chenai Chair, Mozilla

Lead: Innocent Adriko

Recording

Report


4

30 September 2021

(90 minutes)

Part 4 (Technical): Email Address Internationalization (EAI) Configuration

Facilitators (TBC): 
Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN Technical Engagement 
Sarmad Hussain, IDN-UA Programs 

Moderator: Emmanuel Mugabi, NITA-U

Lead: Innocent Adriko, ISOC IGF Youth Ambassador

Recording

Report


5

28 October 2021

(90 minutes)

Part 5 (Technical): UA Readiness of Programming Languages (Java)

Facilitators (TBC): 
Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN Technical Engagement 
Sarmad Hussain, IDN-UA Programs 

Official closing of webinar series by Gloria Katuuku, Ministry of ICT & National Guidance 

Moderator: Lillian Nalwoga, ISOC Uganda

Lead: Lillian Achom, AccessPlus

Recording

Report


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