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2017 FIRE Africa Applications Received

4 August 2017 - The application period for the FIRE Africa Grants and Awards ended on 2nd August 2017 having run for a whole month.

The FIRE Award consists of a USD 3,000 cash prize plus full travel and accommodation for one representative of each project to attend the awards ceremony, and participate in sessions which will be held in Switzerland during the 2017 Internet Governance Forum.

We received a total of 56 Award applications distributed as follows per category:

  1. Internet Development: 4 applications 
  2. Internet for Social Inclusion: 5 applications.
  3. ICT for Development: 47

The Award applications came from 18 countries namely Kenya (10) Benin (1), Nigeria (10), Ivory Coast (4), Tanzania (2), Ghana (1), DRC (6), Cameroon (8), South Africa (2), Mauritius (2), Mali(1), Togo (1),  Uganda (3), Rwanda(1), Botswana (1), Egypt (1), Sierra Leon(1) ,Malawi (1)

The 2017 Awards Criteria is available at

The FIRE Grant consists of a USD 12,500 grant and a $10,000 Google grant to implement a project of choice within a period of one year.  

We received a total of 190 Grant applications distributed as follows per category:

  1. Technical Innovation: 21 applications 
  2. Community Development: 84 applications.
  3. Governance Enhancement: 5 applications
  4. Education: 79 applications

The Grant applications came from 34 countries namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tunisia, Togo, The Gambia, Tanzania, Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mozambique, Morocco, Mauritius, Mali, Malawi, Madagascar, Libya, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, Ethiopia, Djibouti, DRC, Chad, Central Africa Republic, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Burundi, Botswana, Benin,.

Grants criteria is available at  

The next steps will involve our Jurors analysing the Award and grants applications, and announcing the winners.



Call for Fellowships AFRINIC-27 is Open

2 August 2017 - AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-27 meeting to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 27 November to 2 December 2017.

The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organisations, universities, and media who are actively involved in Internet operations and development or ICT policies in their countries.

The fellow is expected to positively and actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region.


To qualify for the fellowship, you:

1) Must be a resident of an African nation

2) Don't need to be an AFRINIC member

3) Are involved in the Internet community.

4) Are willing to report on how this fellowship has benefited you/your Organisation/country within an agreed time frame. 


Upon selection, AFRINIC will notify the selected fellows directly and allow them seven (7) days to accept or reject the offer.


A public announcement of the fellowship awardees will be made after the acceptance by the selected candidates.


Please find hereafter the schedule for the fellowship process:

Close of applications:  25 August 2017 

Notification to selected fellows: 11 September 2017

Deadline for acceptance by awarded fellow: 20 September 2017

Final announcement and publication of the fellowship list: 26 September 2017


The fellowship includes:

1. Full assistance with round-trip airfare to the meeting venue

2. Hotel accommodation for the AFRINIC event from the day before the beginning to the last day of the event


If you think you meet the criteria above, please fill in the fellowship application form at and submit it with requested information before 25 August 2017, 00:00 UTC.


Good luck and we look forward to receiving your applications!


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