Who we are
African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa.
We are responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources consisting of the IP address space (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) in our service region, which includes Africa and the Indian Ocean region. AFRINIC also conducts technical capacity building in Internet technologies across the continent and supports innovative initiatives that have made important contributions through the use of information and communications technologies.
Regional and Global Impact
These interventions have had a proven impact on the region’s social and economic development. Accordingly, AFRINIC sees the value of sponsoring ICT events in Africa as part of its Community Development activities.AFRINIC has previously funded various regional ICT events including as Women in ICT, Girl in Coding, NOGs and others. See more about AFRINIC at https://www.afrinic.net/history
It's all about the Community
Since its inception, AFRINIC has been engaged in providing professional and efficient distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet community to support Internet technology usage and development across the continent and to strengthen Internet self-governance in the continent through a bottom-up multi-stakeholder Policy Development Process.
Applying for Sponsorship
AFRINIC supports ICT events across Africa through its Stakeholder Engagement Programme. Organisations may request for sponsorship by submitting an application form (see the button below).
- Access, Utility and Development
- Internet Measurements
- Internet Number Resources Management
- Internet of Things
- IPv6 Deployment
- Peering and Interconnection
- Relations between Mobile Operators and the Internet Community
- The Internet and Sustainable Development
- Business Practices and Technology
- Cybersecurity Laws
- DNS, RPKI, IXPs
- Individual Privacy and Data Protection
- Intellectual Property and online piracy
- Internet Governance