Dr. Nii N. Quaynor
UN ICT Task
Benedictory Remark by Dr. Nii N. Quaynor,
UN ICT Task Force Member
Hello, I am Nii Quaynor, Director of Enterprise Africa, UNDP
Project. His Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am thrilled
as I stand here, not only because I participate in the celebration
of a decade of absolute research and development, but I have
the honor to make this modest contribution by way of an address.
I recall with nostalgia, when Netpia.com was launched, as
a proud and active Internet operator, with a longing for the
demystification of the industry, I stand here to concede to
re-designate the true meaning and relevance of the computer.
If they were not the answer for the search for the ideal ownership
of the Internet by community, as a right in digital space,
I do not know what else is. Need we recall that with passion
and challenge, as it drivers, Netpia was concentrating on
the developing technologies related to Korean Internet Address
and Names as well as user-friendly environment in Korea, who
are using Korean as their native language during these ten
years. This, I believe, would serve as a rallying point for
cause to reduce the digital gap, activate online participation
and contribute to advancement of various applications. Please
accept my felicitations, recalling your singular goal of developing
and providing Native Language Internet Addresses and Names
in 95 countries to narrow down the digital gap, worldwide.
As a .gh ccTLD admin, I look forward to the testing phase
of NLIA implementation in Ghana and West Africa, using Netpia
technologies. Another hallmark of yours has been the active
participation in the international fora, meetings and conferences
where Internet addresses are relevant. As examples, I have
observed your participation in ICANN, UN ICT Task Force, IETF
and others. For such a lot of achievement, within the short
space of ten years, please accept my sincere felicitations.
I will convey my experience to my colleagues at the UNDP and
UN ICT Task Force. Congratulations and thank you!