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The FIRE website is under maintenance

Please note that the FIRE website ( will be unavailable from the 31st July (14.00 UTC) until the 3rd August 2012 (12.00 UTC), due to vital maintenance work.

Please bear with us as we carry out this important exercise. The new deadline for the projects submission is 16 August 2012.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



AFRINIC's Fund for Internet Research and Education – FIRE Program

AFRINIC-The African Network Information Centre encourages Organisations in Africa to apply for its Grants and Awards programme – Project financing up to USD 10,000.

The FIRE Program is designed to encourage, foster and facilitate ICT development initiatives within the African region under three main categories for 2012:

  1. Innovation on Access provision: fostering ICT growth in Africa by ensuring that the delivery mechanism is available, reliable and scalable;
  2. E-development: the development, deployment and enhancement of content, applications and solutions.
  3. Freedom of Expression: initiatives related to freedom of expression, freedom of association, privacy, security, consumer's rights, new forms of intellectual property in the digital environment, and a wider range of issues related to Internet and human rights.

Applications are open and proposals can be submitted latest 1st August 2012.

For more information please visit our website: or send us an e-mail on: fireprogram[at]



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