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WINNERS OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRE PROGRAMME GRANTS

 

WINNERS OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRE PROGRAMME GRANTS

The FIRE Programme Grants acknowledge the remarkable contributions
that ICT innovators across Africa have made to their communities by using
the Internet to address social and development challenges.
The Programme grants range from USD 7,500 - 10,000 and are allocated
to project proposals that are implemented in a period of 6 to 12 months.
There are three funding categories:
• Innovation on Access Provision
• E-Development
• Freedom of Expression


After a competitive process followed by a rigorous selection, this year the FIRE Programme has selected, 11
outstanding initiatives:

1. School Children Cyber Safety Project, Asonga Kuchio Foundation, Kenya;
2. Improvement of Aquaculture productivity and income of Fishers, Farmerline Ltd, Ghana;
3. Citizens Jury, Beacons Development Foundation, Nigeria;
4. Problem-Based E-Learning System Development for Use in Agricultural Training and Extension, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya;
5. Cape Verde Tourism, University Jean Piaget of CapeVerde, Cape Verde;
6. CyCy - Internet for All. Anytime. Anywhere, Freewire
Networks (Pvt) Ltd, Zimbabwe;
7. TaxiMobile, Novazen Ltd, Cameroon;
8. Millime, TEC4DEV, Tunisia;
9. Android Application to index and report damaged infrastructures, CHALA, Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco;
10. SmartEco, TEN, Tunisia;
11. Cyber Champion, Competences Ltd, Cote d’Ivoire.

Each of the 11 winners will receive a USD 10,000 grant to implement his/her project.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 FIRE AWARD WINNERS!

Call for Nominations – AFRINIC Board Seats 3, 4 and 8

 

According to Section 13 of the AFRINIC by-laws, 2 Board seats will be up for renewal in June 2014. In application of the new by-laws, the second seat of the two non-regional Directors (Seat 8) will also need to be filled.

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

  • Seat 3: Indian Ocean sub-region (Mandate: 2014 to 2017)
  • Seat 4: Central Africa sub-region (Mandate: 2014 to 2017)
  • Seat 8: Non-Regional (Mandate: 2014 to 2017)

We are pleased to invite nominations for candidates to fill these three seats.

 

   

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