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Members IPv4 IPv6
169 New Members in 2016.
1,441 Total Members.
11,780,096 /32s of IPv4 address space distributed in 2016.
99,215,616 /32s of IPv4 address space distributed since 2004.

6,881,575 /48s of IPv6 address space distributed in 2016.
594,805,556 /48s of IPv6 address space distributed since 2004.


 ASNs  Training and Capacity Building  Blog and Social Media
169 ASNs assigned in 2016.
1,434 ASNs assigned since 2004.

685 people trained on IPv6 and INRM in 18 countries throughout Africa.

63 blog posts published.

4,515 Facebook Page Likes, over 2,740 more than at the start of 2016.  

5,448 Twitter Followers, over 1,400 more than at the start of 2016.

Outreach FIRE Africa Fellowship

31 events attended by staff to represent the interests of the AFRINIC membership.

5 Member outreach meetings held

US$ 252,000 of funding allocated to 13 projects through the FIRE Africa Grants and Award Program.

16 AFRINIC Fellows provided with assistance to attend AFRINIC Meetings

awardeeAlieu Sowe, from the Give1Project Gambia, talks about his project, All Girls Tech Camp, which received the FIRE Africa Google Award in 2016, and his recent trip to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF16). As part of the Award, winners receive a travel grant to attend the event to take part in the global Awards Ceremony together with FIRE Africa's sister programmes in the Latin America and Caribbean (FRIDA) and in the Asia Pacific (ISIF Asia) regions, as well as showcase their project and meet with other entrepreneurs from around the world. 



I first learned about the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) through an email I received from AFRINIC stating that the 2016 Seed Alliance Award Ceremony would be held at the IGF taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico. This was my first time travelling across the Atlantic to Latin America. I wondered what kind of people I would meet at this conference apart from tech experts. Arriving in Mexico, the only Spanish words I could say were 'gracias' and 'muchos gracias'!  I quickly found myself paying attention to the language and trying to connect it with French. 

Passport2016 FIRE Award winner Caleb Ndaka travelled to Guadalajara, Mexico, to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to attend the Seed Alliance Award Ceremony and to promote his project, Kid’s Comp Camp, to a global audience. In this blog post, he shares his experience.

Guadalajara Here We Come

I remember this random afternoon when an email came into my inbox. It read: ‘We are happy to announce that the project “Kids Comp Camp” from Kenya has been selected as a winner of the FIRE Africa Awards 2016’. The next thing was to forward to the team beginning with a line ‘Wow, Is this for real?’ It was truly an unexpected joy.

Preparing travel documents went quite well. Oh, I remember travelling via road a night before my Mexican visa interview from one of our program's events held 350 km away from Nairobi in Vihiga County, only to show up in the embassy and realize I had forgotten my passport at home. Thankfully, the officer was kind enough to let me collect it and present it after the interview.

Didas Passport size imageDidas Mzirai is the founder and CEO of Mucho Mangoes, an organization that empowers rural smallholder farmers in Kenya. In December 2016, as part of his FIRE Award, he travelled to Mauritius to attend the AFRINIC-25 Meeting and then onto Guadalajara, Mexico, to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). He tells us his story below.