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AFRINIC partners with Imagination for People

 

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AFRINIC and its FIRE Programme (Fund for Internet Research and Education) are proud to partner with the Association Imagination for People (I4P) to encourage ICT development innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa.

The FIRE programme is a Grants and Awards programme designed to encourage and support the development of innovative solutions to information and communication needs in the African region.

The programme becomes part of Imagination for People (I4P) which is a network of citizens from all over the globe who believe that creativity can be used in practical ways to make a positive economic and social impact.

FIRE will help I4P in fulfilling its goals:

  1. Identify innovative projects from different countries that showcase the extraordinary imagination of citizens. This includes projects being carried out by individual entrepreneurs or communities of enlightened citizens, visionary public organisations and pioneer companies (i.e. the three “Ps” that Imagination for People likes to refer to - People, Public, Private).
  2. Support social entrepreneurs as they start up their projects by giving them access to collaborative tools that will allow them to mobilise a global community and, through this community, help their projects flourish.

FIRE Programme’s Recipients and Community will take part of I4P web-based platform that is wiki-citizen (collaborative), international and multilingual.
This platform will allow them to communicate with the I4P community, submit calls for skills, connections, hardware solutions, promotion and more through the ‘Needs’ tool.

For more information on FIRE and Association Imagination for People (I4P), visit