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1) Your Name:

Hadia Elminiawi

Personal Profile Picture/Image (Optional):
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2) Stakeholder Group:Not Applicable

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):


5) Please identify your current employer(s):

National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA)

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Chief Expert on International Policies, DNS - Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC) Lead

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

The DNS Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC) is a partnership between ICANN and NTRA, founded to foster the domain name industry in Africa and the Middle East. My work includes strategic planning, raising awareness and capacity building in relation to the DNS and the Internet ecosystem. Conducting studies and research related to domain names and promoting the adoption of DNS related technical standards and good practices.

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


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


10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):For the purpose of the EPDP on IDN gTLDs, I am representing the ALAC. Hence I am always speaking on behalf of the ALAC. Otherwise, if I am not representing the ALAC nor speaking on their behalf I would explicitly mention this. Apart from my ALAC representation, I do not represent any entity or individual nor do I act or speak on behalf of any entity or individual.
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

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):

I represent the ALAC on the IDN gTLD EPDP.

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

Middle East Forum Program Committee member 2022-2024, Vice chair of MEAC strategy working group, IDN ccTLD PDP participant, Co-chair of the At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group, Chair of At-Large Capacity Building Webinar's team

13) Additional Information (optional):

Previously I was an ALAC-AFRALO member (2017-2019) and ALAC-AFRALO representative to the NomCom (2019 -2021). Currently I co-chair the At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG) and chair the Capacity Building Webinars working group. I am also a member of the Middle East DNS Forum Program Committee.

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SOI Template v7 (5 May 2016)

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