21 October 2015 - FIRE Programme Awards acknowledge the remarkable contributions ICT innovators have made to their communities by using the Internet to address social and development challenges.
The FIRE Programme Awards are granted to initiatives already completed or in their final implementation phases and that are aligned with one of the three funding categories:
* Innovation on Access Provision
* Freedom of Expression
There is one Award winner per category, voted for by the community.
This year, the 2015 FIRE Award selection did not recognise an initiative promoting Freedom of expression.
The following outstanding projects won a 2015 FIRE Award:
Category: Innovation on Access Provision
Project 1: Mise en place d'une plateforme pour Publication des côtes des étudiants par SMS: "Côte na Tshombo"
Organisation: Eagle Sight Sarl
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Project 2: Malisanté
Organisation: Ball Business Company
Project 3: Code for Ghana
Organisation: Mobile Web Ghana
All three winners will receive a cash prize of US$ 3,000 and a travel grant to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in João Pessoã (Brasil) from the 10th - 14th November 2015. During the IGF, the 2015 FIRE Awardees will be given opportunities to showcase their project, make professional contacts and participate in discussions about future developments of the Internet.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 FIRE AWARD WINNERS!
More information about the FIRE Programme can be found online at: www.fireafrica.org