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FIRE Grants Announce

We are proudly announcing the call for applications for the 2016 FIRE Grants.

The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE Africa) is a venture between AFRINIC, The Internet Society (ISOC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) that supports projects that use ICT to develop innovative solutions to Africa's unique education, access, information, infrastructure and communication needs.

This year, the available types of Grants are:

-The FIRE Africa Grants will provide four Grants of up to US$25,000 each for projects aligned with one of the following categories:

  • Technical Innovation
  • Community Development
  • Governance Enhancement
  • Education

-The Internet Society Africa Grant will provide two Grants of US$ 25,000 each for two projects that focus on one of the two categories:

  • Internet Security (including collaborative security)
  • Access Provision

-The FIRE Africa Scale-Up Grants will provide three Grants of up to US$ 30,000 each for three existing projects to scale up activities and move to the next level of their cycle.Projects must be aligned with one of the following categories:

  • Technical Innovation
  • Community Development
  • Governance Enhancement
  • Education

The application deadline for the 2016 Awards has been set for 31 May 2016, 23:59 UTC.

For detailed information about competition categories, conditions of entry, and submission procedures, please visit www.fireafrica.org or send us an email at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ANNONCE DES SUBVENTIONS FIRE

Nous avons l'honneur d'annoncer l'appel à candidatures pour les subventions FIRE 2016.

Le Fond pour la recherche sur Internet et l'éducation (FIRE) est une collaboration entre AFRINIC, ISOC et IDRC pour soutenir les projets qui utilisent les TIC pour développer des solutions innovantes aux besoins uniques de l'éducation, l'accès, l'information, des infrastructures et de la communication en Afrique.

Cette année, les types de subventions disponibles sont:

-Les Subventions Afrique FIRE fournira quatre subventions allant jusqu'à 25.000 $ chacun pour les projets alignés sur l'une des catégories suivantes:

  • Innovation technique
  • Développement communautaire
  • Appui a la Gouvernance
  • Éducation

-Les subventions Internet Society Afrique fournira deux subventions de 25.000 $ chacun pour deux projets qui mettent l'accent sur l'une des deux catégories:

  • Internet Security (y compris la sécurité collaborative)
  • Innovation en matière d'accès

-Les Subventions Scale-up FIRE fournira trois subventions allant jusqu'à 30.000 $ chacun pour trois projets existants pour intensifier les activités et passer à la prochaine étape de leurs cycle.Projects doit être aligné avec l'une des catégories suivantes:

  • Innovation technique
  • Développement communautaire
  • Appui a la gouvernance
  • Éducation

La date limite d'inscription pour les 2016 prix a été fixée au 31 mai 2016, 23:59 UTC.

Pour plus d'informations sur les catégories de la concurrence, les conditions d'entrée et les procédures de soumission, s'il vous plaît visitez www.fireafrica.org ou envoyez-nous un courriel à:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Call for Nominations for AFRINIC Board

22 March 2016 - We hereby announce that the 2016 Call for Nominations to the AFRINIC Board of Directors is now open.

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

2016 Nomination Period closes on 30th April 2016 at 20:00 UTC.

 

Vacant Seats

As per Section 13 of the AFRINIC Bylaws, the following Board seats are up for renewal in June 2016:

  • Seat 1: Northern Africa (currently held by Haitham el Nakhal).
  • Seat 2: Western Africa (currently held by Sunday Folayan).
  • Seat 7: Non-geographical (currently held by Aminata Garba).

Nominations

Any suitably qualified 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:

  • However nominated, shall be endorsed by two people (neither of which can be the candidate) from two different membership organisations that are in good standing.
  • Have participated in at least two (2) AFRINIC events whether physically or online in the past three (3) years; (events include: twice yearly AFRINIC Meetings, AFRINIC scheduled Trainings)
  • 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;
  • Be available and committed to participate in Board meetings and other AFRINIC activities (face-to-face and online).

 

Requirements

It is expected that proposed candidates should be able to attend the upcoming AFRINIC-24 Meeting, taking place in Gaborone, Botswana, in person on the day of the election, 9th June 2016, where they will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the members and make a short presentation during the Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM). Details on the election process can be found here.

 

   

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