FIRE Awards deadline extended due to great public interest

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Due to immense interest in the FIRE Programme Awards 2013, we are extending the deadline, again. We don’t want you to miss out, so here is your last opportunity to apply for the awards.


The deadline for submission is now 31 May 2013! That gives you more than a month to apply. So get ready, and start applying.

RIRs Publish Response to ITU WTPF Opinions on Internet Governance

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will hold the Fifth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) in Geneva this May. This event is being convened specifically to look at Internet-related public policy matters.


AFRINIC Board Elections 2013: Call for Nominations

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According to Section 13 of the AFRINIC Bylaws, the terms of following members occupying seats on the AFRINIC Board will expire at the end of June 2013:


  1. Primary: Neezar Sami (Northern Africa - Seat 1)
  2. Alternate: Khaled Koubaa (Northern Africa)
  3. Primary: Maimouna Diop (Western Africa - Seat 2)
  4. Alternate: Alioune Badara Traore (Western Africa)


In application of the new bylaws we will also need to fill the seat of one of two non-regional Directors (Seat 7).


As a result, three (3) seats on the AFRINIC Board will be open for election:


A) Seat 1: From Northern sub-region (Mandate: 2013 to 2016)

B) Seat 2: From Western sub-region (Mandate: 2013 to 2016)

C) Seat 7: Non-Regional Independent (Mandate: 2013 to 2016)



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