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Call for Nominations NI&I Service Award 2016 is Open

18 March 2016 - We are proudly announcing the call for nominations for the 8th Network Information & Infrastructure (NI&I) Service Award. 

This initiative recognises people and organisations that have significantly contributed to the development of Internet services and infrastructure in Africa and the Indian Ocean.

The call is now open and the categories are:

  1. NI&I Award
  2. NI&I Young Professional Award

The NI&I Service Award Ceremony will be held on 09 June 2016 during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS’16) in Gaborone, Botswana. 

We are kindly inviting you to participate by nominating individuals or organisations you believe deserve to receive a NI&I award by filling the form below by 18 April 2016.


About the NI&I Service Award


Initiated in 2009 under the instigation of Dr. Narku Nii Quaynor, inspired by his own prestigious John Postel Award (the first African recipient for his long run engagement in Internet service in Africa), the Africa NI&I Service Award recognises people or organisations that have significantly contributed to have the development of Internetworking Services and Infrastructure in Africa and the Indian Ocean by dedicating time, resource, and vision to its enhancement.

More information can be found at:

Important dates



- Call for nomination opens: 18 March

- Call for nomination closes: 18 April

- Selection process: 18 April to 01 May

- Winner announced: 09 June


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