Hello all –


Just a note about our Beyond the Net grants program.


We have grants that range from $10,000.00 - $30,000.00


If you run a community network or other project, please think about applying.

Applications are due by 15 September.






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From: Bnet_committee <bnet_committee-bounces@elists.isoc.org> on behalf of Ilda Simao <simao@isoc.org>
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 4:55 AM
To: "Bnet_committee@elists.isoc.org" <Bnet_committee@elists.isoc.org>
Subject: [Bnet_committee] Beyond the Net September cycle - Timeline & members Goodbye


Dear Committee members,


Just a quick email to remind you that September cycle application call is going on and will close on 15 September.


The timeline for review and evaluation is attached, I apologize if I did not send it before. Please check it and let me know if it works for you.

I have taken in consideration key events going on internally and externally of ISOC, however, I know how busy everyone is and I I hope it will still fit in your planning.


I have set the online call for Friday, 4 November – so it allow some sleep on Saturday for those is places faraway J. But please let me know if you prefer us to hold the call another day that week.


This cycle it is also time to say goodbye to our members; Edmon and Victor. We would like to thank them for their time, dedication and fabulous work serving the Bnet Selection Committee.


I have already received some suggestions from the specific regions and welcome any suggestions from you.  Note that once we have the full list only 1 or 2 candidates will be contacted.


Suggestions for Asia-Pacific:


Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, ismail@pta.gov.pk


Amitabh Singhal, Director of Telxess Consulting Services, amitabh.singhal@gmail.com


Sumon Sabir, Chief Strategy Officer, Fiber@Home Pvt Limited, sumon@fiberathome.net


Chester Soong Chairman of ISOC HK


Nestor Michael C. Tiglao: ISOC Philippines and previous grantee <nmctiglao@yahoo.com>


Suggestions for Africa: (note that preference is given to candidates that speak FR and English)


Alain Aina, ISOC Togo member aalain@trstech.net


Alex Corenthin, ISOC Senegal Chapter President and previous grantee


Khoudia Gueye SY; member of ISOC Senegal and Head of Network and Internet Services Division at the University Cheikh Anta DIOP


Jean Paul Nkurunziza, member of ISOC Burundi


I look forward to your suggestions after what we will make the final suggestions and contact candidates.


Thank you and kind regards,





Ilda Simao

Internet Society

Grants Manager

Website: www.InternetSociety.org/beyondthenet