At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Hadia Elminiawi

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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:


a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):

Currently At-Large Capacity Building webinars' team lead ALAC-AFRALO representative to the NomCom 2020 AGM - 2021 AGM ALAC-AFRALO representative to the ICANN NomCom 2019 AGM - 2020 AGM ALAC member - Africa region two years term 2017 AGM - 2019 AGM.

b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

ALAC-AFRALO representative to the NomCom 2020 AGM - 2021 AGM ALAC-AFRALO representative to the NomCom 2019 AGM - 2020 AGM ALAC member - Africa region 2017 AGM - 2019 AGM

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):

d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?


e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

National Telecom Regulator of Egypt (NTRA)

5) Please identify your current position(s):

Chief Expert in International Policies and DNS - Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC) Lead. DNS-EC is a partnership between ICANN and the National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt to foster the domian name industry in Africa and the Middle East.

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

As the leader of the DNS Entrepreneurship Center I have put the center's mission, vision and strategic plan. During the past four years I have successfully embarked on a youth outreach and development program and today I have annual DNS Operations and DNSSEC workshops at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University. I have started working with the American University in Cairo (AUC) in addition to other universities in Egypt. I also have an intern opportunity for students during the summer to work on an Internet related issue at the center during the summer. Previuosly, I had two interns from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University working on building a DNS system using Blockchain. I have developed partnerships with IBM, the Egyptian Universities Network. In addition, some partnerships with some African entities are being discussed. I conduct regional technical and outreach workshops, in addition to awareness program, tackling variuos topics like DNS marketting, business development, new gTLDs and UA. I have worked with ALAC and ICANN on policy, outreach and engagement and organizational issues through various working groups and policy development processes.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:


8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


9) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:


a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

10) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

  • EPDP Phase I and EPDP Phase II (EPDP on Temporary Specification for the gTLD Registration Data)
  • Middle East and Adjoining Countries Satrategy Working Group (MEASWG) vice chair
  • At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG)
  • CPWG
  • CBWG - webinar team
  • ATLAS III Program Subgroup
  • ALAC subcommittee on outreach and engagement
  • ICANN58 Fellow

11) Additional information (optional):

I hold a M.Sc. in Management and Leadership from Szent Istvan University, Hungary, a B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications and a Diploma in Engineering Management from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. I have successfully completed courses in artificial intelligence: technology governance and policy frameworks 1905 with Diplo Foundation, Internet technology and policy with Diplo foundation and Internet Governance in the MENA region with Hivos and Diplo foundation. I have proposed, organized and participated as a panelist in a session at the African IGF, 2017 and particiapted as a panlesit and attendee in the ME DNS forums since 2016. In addition, I am actively involved in At-Large working groups in relation to policy, outreach and engagement and organizational matters. I am a Board member of a non profit organization and have worked for more than 14 years at .eg. I have also worked with organizations that help in empowering women.

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)