|Endorsed by||Latin America & Caribbean Caucus (separate submission)|
Raul Echeberria, Uruguayan, is an specialist on internet governance issues. Raul is author of many articles published in different newspapers, specialized magazines and websites, covering topics such as: Domain Names market, ICANN evolution, Internet Governance, SPAM among other generic Internet issues. He has broad and recognized experience in teaching and working in civil society organizations, such as:
* LACNIC (Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry) - CEO Since 04/2002
* Member of the NAIS (The NGO and Academic ICANN Study) research Team under contract with the University of Oxford. 10/2000 - 04/2002
* Manager of the Latin-American and Caribbean Information and Communication Technologies Policy Monitor Project (APC LAC ICT Policy Monitor Project). The Association for Progressive Communications. 01/2002 - 12/2002
* Former member of the Name Council of ICANN on behalf of the Non Commercial Constituency, 1999.
* Founder member of the Non Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency of ICANN and co-writer of the first Charter.
* Vice Chairman of ENRED "Latin American Network Forum" 1998 - 2001
* Member of the DNSO's Working groups B (protection of famous trademarks protection),C (new TLDs), and D (internal Procedures), 1999/2000.
He is a regular speaker in international events, forums and conferences around the work, like:
- RIR meetings in all the regions. (ARIN, APNIC, RIPE NCC, LACNIC, AFRINIC)
- WALC meetings.
- WSIS regional and global meetings.
- ISOC Workshop at WSIS 2003: "The Internet: The Players, its Legacies and its Future", The RIR system. Geneva, Dec. 2003.
- UNCTAD (E-commerce and Development) "State of the Arts in the Domain Name Market", Montevideo, May 2001.
- Latin America - European Union Forum. Rio de Janeiro, Nov.2001. "Co-operation on Standardisation aspects. The approach in the Americas and the Perspective of Global Fora"
- ICANN's At Large Committee Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2001. The Latin-American Evaluation and future's perspectives.
- Cainet 2000 Cairo, Egypt March 2000. Experiences in the development of Internet Technologies Training in Latin-American.