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Events in 2004

January 2004, Bangalore, India
With the help of a fellowship program also ISOC supported, 50 students could attend one of the two workshops on Cisco BGP Multihoming DNS/DNSSEC held in Bangalore, India in January 2004

February/March 2004, Ecuador
ISOC provided support for the shipping of workshop routing kits and donated books for a two workshops that the NSRC conducted in Ecuador with the nascent R&E network between 29th February and 6th March 2004. With support from ISOC, the National Science Foundation, and Cisco Systems, the NSRC provided technical assistance and hands-on training for the Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet Avanzado (CEDIA) and the Fundación para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FUNDACYT) to help develop Ecuador's national research and education network. 40 students participated in each of the two workshops.

AfNOG 2004
May 2004, Dakar, Senegal
41 participants attended the AfNOG network training workshops in Dakar, Senegal from May 16th to 21st and 121 people attended the AfNOG and AfriNIC meetings including a number of Senegalese visitors from Government and other local organizations and authorities. The main outcome of the AfNOG workshop is that the participants are equipped to develop and maintain scalable services and routing networks in their countries. They are also now equipped with sufficient training material to enable them to train other technical professionals in their community thereby carrying technologies further into the emerging networks.

Highlights of the AfNOG 2004 workshops included sessions on:

  • IETF Specifications for IP Telephony
  • DNS (tutorial)
  • Managing Spam & Viruses at the ISP

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July 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal
With the help of a fellowship program also ISOC suppported, 60 students could attend one of the three workshops held in Kathmandu, Nepal in July 2004. Highlights of SANOG 4 included:

  • 3 workshops on Routing, DNS/DNSSEC and IP Services
  • 8 tutorials on various topics, including Routing, Anti-Spam, VoIP, Internet Exchange Points, Routing Registries
  • various BoFs on topics like Internet in West Asia, PGP, Regional Policy, ISP Security

WALC 2004
October 2004, Cuzco, Peru
129 participants from 14 countries attended the 7th workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean which was held in Cuzco, Peru from October 4 to 8, 2004. There were 6 tracks, with sessions presented by 23 Instructors and 8 local organizers.

Tracks covered the following topics:

  • Wireless Data Networking
  • Information Services
  • Internet Routing Techniques
  • Computer Network Security

This was the first time that a track was dedicated entirely to wireless data transmission ­ this track had the highest attendance.

Small Grants Programs

Our support of Small Grants Programs in Asia (Pan Asia program) and Latin America (Frida program) has helped fund local and regional initiatives that provide innovative networking solutions to specific development issues. ISOC's support has put it on equal partnership status with all other partners of the programs and ISOC-nominated experts sit on the committees that select projects for funding.

For the Pan Asia program there are two types of grant available. Each small grant can receive up to US$9,000, while each project grant is given up to a maximum budget of US$30,000. Seven grants were awarded in 2004 to projects in Vietnam, India, Cambodia and Nepal. The projects cover areas ranging from Telemedicine to environmental protection.

The Frida program, which is administered by LACNIC with ISOC as a major sponsor has awarded around 12 grants to projects in Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil and Costa Rica. Examples of projects include supporting the development of wireless community networks, the implementation of GRID tools for the integration and administration of network services and security management in Latin American networks.

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