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Call for Fellowships for AIS'15 is Open

The Call for Fellowships for the AIS'15 meeting, being held from 24 May to 5 June 2015 , in Tunis, Tunisia, is now open.

The AFRINIC Fellowships are reserved for individuals representing organisations, universities, and media, who are actively involved in Internet operations, Internet development, or ICT policies in their countries.

Selected candidates are expected to actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region.

  • To qualify for a fellowship, you:
  • Must be a resident of an African nation
  • Don't need to be an AFRINIC member
  • Should have a technical (IT, Computer Science) background
  • Must not have benefited from previous AFRINIC fellowships
  • Are willing to report on how the Fellowship benefited you/your organisation/country within an agreed time frame


Upon selection, candidates will be notified and will have seven (7) days to respond to the offer.

A public announcement of the Fellowship awardees will be made after the acceptance of the selected candidates has been received.


Please find below the schedule for the Fellowship process:

  • Call closes on: 12th April
  • Selected fellows contacted on: 20th April
  • Deadline for fellowship acceptance: 30th April
  • Fellows list announced on: 4th May


The Fellowship includes:

  • Assistance with round-trip airfare to the meeting venue
  • Hotel accommodations for participation at the event during the plenary session days
  • Daily stipend


If you think you meet the criteria above, please fill in the Fellowship application form upon registration ( and submit it with requested information before 13th April 2015.


Call for Nominations for Board Candidates

According to Section 13 of the AFRINIC by-laws, the following Board seats will be up for renewal in June 2015:

  • Seat 5 (Southern Africa)
  • Seat 6 (Eastern Africa)

We are pleased to invite nominations for candidates to fill the above seats.

Any suitable natural person residing in one of the above regions can be nominated (for that sub-region) provided they comply with the requirements in Section 13 of the by-laws.

A nominee shall:

  • Be nominated by one (1) AFRINIC member in good standing or be formally endorsed by at least two (2) AFRINIC members in good standing in case of self-nomination.
  • Have participated in at least two (2) AFRINIC events (physically or online) in the past three (3) years;
  • Have at least five (5) years professional experience in an area relevant to AFRINIC activities, such as Internet Resource Management, ICT, policy development, finance, audit and HR management;
  • Not be an employee or member of a decision-making body (such as a Board) of an organisation which may create any conflict of interest;
  • Be available and committed to participate in Board meetings and other AFRINIC activities (face-to-face and online).

To nominate yourself or a person of your choice, please complete the nomination form available here.

The deadline for nominations is 15 April 2015 at 20:00 UTC. 

Note: It is expected that candidates should be able to attend AFRINIC-22 in person on the Day of Election (04 June 2015) where they will be afforded an opportunity to introduce themselves and make a short presentation to the community during the Annual General Members Meeting. The meeting will take place in Tunis from 01-05 June 2015.

For more information on the election process, please browse to:


2015 Nominations Committee (NomCom)



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