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Seeking African VC to Support the 2016 FIRE Africa Programme

27 April 2016 - The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE Africa) Grants and Awards Programme is looking for an experienced Venture Capitalist or Startup mentor to join the FIRE Africa team of jurors.

For the 2016 cycle of Grants, FIRE Africa has secured over US$240,000 of funding to support projects that use ICT to develop innovative solutions to Africa's unique education, access, information, infrastructure and communication needs. Find out more about FIRE Africa, the funding programme of AFRINIC at:

You'll join jurors from organisations including Google, the Internet Society and IDRC, and use your expertise and experience to help the FIRE Africa team identify promising projects from the submissions received, particularly those who are applying for Scale Up Funding.

Please get in touch with us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

Call for Nominations for Co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) is Open

26 April 2016 - The AFRINIC NomCom 2016 is pleased to invite nominations for 1 Co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) for a 2-year term.

PDWG co-chairs are volunteers selected by the community as provided for in the current Policy Development Process (PDP). Their responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Creating reports (summaries) of mailing list discussions in preparation for face to face meetings.
  2. Chairing the meeting sessions and declaring consensus.
  3. Creating post-meeting policy report and posting to the mailing list.
  4. Sending notifications of Last Call and evaluating consensus or not thereof.
  5. Writing report to the board to recommend ratification of policy proposals that gained consensus
  6. Evaluating emergencies that necessitate varying the normal policy development process.


Open to individuals residing within the AFRINIC service region.  All nominations (including self-nominations) shall be supported by a minimum of two AFRINIC community members; the two individuals must not work for the same organization.

A person may only nominate one candidate - and, in case of multiple nominations by the same person, only the last nomination will be considered valid. AFRINIC or other RIR staff can neither nominate candidates nor be nominated.

Nominating Procedure

Nominations must be submitted using this nomination form.

Please browse to the pages below for more information about the PDWG and related material:

The AFRINIC Policy Development Working Group:

AFRINIC PDWG Co-chair Election Process:


Deadline for Nominations

All nominations should be submitted by 1959 UTC+4 on 15th May 2016.

Please note that the election will take place during the AFRINIC24 meeting scheduled to happen in Gaborone, Botswana from 04 to 10 June 2016. An eligible voter shall be any non-AFRINIC staff who has registered to attend (and is present at) the AFRINIC24 meeting. A registration badge shall be requested as proof.



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