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Apply for the 2017 FIRE Africa Innovation Grants and Awards

July 4 2017 - AFRINIC is announcing the call for applications for the 2017 FIRE Africa Innovation Grants and Awards.

This year, the available types of Grants and Awards are:

  • The FIRE Africa Grants which provides two Grants of USD12,500 and USD10,000 respectively.
  • The FIRE Africa Awards which provides three Awards of USD3,000. 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.

The application deadline for the 2017 Awards and Grants is 31st July 2017, 23:59 UTC.


For detailed information about competition categories, conditions of entry, and submission procedures, please visit or send us an email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Subventions et prix FIRE Africa 2017: Appel à candidatures


AFRINIC annonce l'appel à candidatures pour son programme de subventions et le prix FIRE Africa Innovation 2017.

Cette année, les types de subventions et les prix disponibles sont les suivants:

  • Les subventions FIRE Africa qui fournissent deux subventions de USD12,500 et USD10,000, respectivement.
  • Les prix FIRE Africa qui offrent trois prix de USD3,000. Le prix FIRE comprend un prix en espèces de 3,000 USD plus un voyage complet et un hébergement pour un représentant de chaque projet pour assister à la cérémonie de remise des prix et participer aux sessions qui se tiendront en Suisse lors du Forum sur la gouvernance de l'Internet de 2017.

La date limite d'inscription pour les prix et subventions 2017 a été fixée pour le 31 juillet 2017, 23:59 UTC.


Pour plus d'informations sur les différentes catégories, les conditions d'entrée et les procédures de soumission, merci de visiter ou envoyez-nous un courriel à: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

AFRINIC and AFRALO in joint bid to strengthen Africa’s Internet development


AFRINIC CEO Alan Barrett and AFRALO Chair Abdelaziz Hilali signing the MoU

Ebene, Mauritius 28th June 2017: AFRINIC has signed an MoU with ICANN’s African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) in which both organizations commit to continue working together towards improving Internet development throughout the region. The MoU was signed by AFRINIC CEO Alan Barrett and AFRALO Chair Abdelaziz Hilali at the sidelines of ICANN59 being held in Johannesburg.

In the MoU, AFRINIC and AFRALO agree to continue conducting capacity building events, create awareness and promote regional and global participation for Africa’s Internet stakeholders on matters Internet development.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, AFRINIC CEO lauded the ongoing collaboration between AFRINIC and AFRALO saying that it has provided a broader platform for advancing the case for Internet and development in Africa.

“As our communities and focus areas overlap considerably, it is in our mutual interests to come together to create and share awareness and encourage participation in African and global Internet governance matters,” Mr. Barrett noted.

AFRINIC and AFRALO have collaborated since 2013, when the first MoU was signed. This new MoU will build upon the strong foundations already in place, continuing the commitment to work together and combining efforts for the benefit of the AFRINIC community and the AFRALO At-Large community.



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