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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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 FIRE AWARD WINNERS!

 

More information about the FIRE Programme can be found online at: www.fireafrica.org

Security Assessment in Pointe-Noire, Congo

09 October 2015

 

As an additional reassurance to our community, AFRINIC has commissioned a Security Assessment of the AFRINIC-23 Meeting site and its surrounding areas, in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo.

 

We are happy to communicate that there isn’t anything alarming to report and a summary of the assessment can be accessed on our meeting website at: https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-23/en/travel-kit/security-assessment

 

We look forward to seeing you in Pointe-Noire.

   

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