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Winners of the Fourth Edition of the FIRE Awards 2015

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

   * E-Development

   * 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

Country: Mali


Category: E-Development

Project 3: Code for Ghana

Organisation: Mobile Web Ghana

Country: 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.




More information about the FIRE Programme can be found online at:

Vacancies at AFRINIC

16 October 2015 - AFRINIC is recruiting for the following positions:

1. Customer Services Coordinator.

2. PR and Marketing Manager

3. IP Resource Analyst 

More details regarding the responsibilities and job description can be found here

If you wish to apply for these positions, please send a letter of motivation accompanied by your CV, both in English, either by email to: job[at] including the job reference in the subject title

 or to the following address:


Director Human Resources & Administration

11th Floor, Raffles Tower,

Ebène Cybercity,



APPLICATION DEADLINE (IP Resource Analyst) : 31 October 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE (Customer Services Coordinator and PR and Marketing Manager): 13 November 2015


Start date: As soon as possible


Interviews will be held at AFRINIC office in Ebène and telephone interviews will be conducted for candidates outside Mauritius.

AFRINIC reserves the right to call only the best qualified candidates for an interview and not to make any appointment following this advertisement.




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