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fire fondTransparentThe Fund for Internet Research and Education – FIRE Africa – is Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programme designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, infrastructure and communication needs.

 

Case Study: Platform for the promotion, management and sale of African ccTLDs via mobile payment

Project: VENAME is a platform that facilitates the registration of African domain names (ccTLDs) and assists African registries in the management and automation of domain names for their countries. Crucially, this platform offers payment via mobile, which enables many Africans whose only option is to pay using their mobile device to actively particpate in the digital economy.

Organisation: Cinetcore

Country: Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali

Category: E-Development, FIRE Africa Awards 2013

Mwendwa Kivuva CRISP Team member for the AFRINIC region offers his opinion on 'Connecting the next billion from an African perspective'.

Connecting the Next Billion. Is It Possible? (An African Perspective)

 ''This year, the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group which provide assistance in the preparations for Global IGF meetings called for Intersessional work (activities that are pursued in the months between annual IGFs with the aim of helping the IGF produce more tangible outputs that can become robust resources)...''

Read the full article here.

 

 

pic3 farmerlineThe Fund for Internet Research and Education – FIRE Africa – is Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programme designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, infrastructure and communication needs.

Project: Development of a mobile technology platform to provide fish farmers, whose access to essential agricultural services is limited, with relevant and timely agricultural information and market access.

Organisation: Farmerline

Country: Ghana

Category: Access on Innovation, FIRE Africa Grants 2014


 The Fund for Internet Research and Education – FIRE Africa – is Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programme designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, infrastructure and communication needs.

 

Case Study: Shona Early Learner E-Reader

Project: Design a Text-to-Speech (TTS) E-learning application for a low cost Android tablet to enable children in rural Zimbabwe to learn to read using their own languages (including Shona) as well as to engage children with learning disabilities.

Country: Zimbabwe

Category: E-Development, FIRE Africa Grants 2013

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