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CEO of AFRINIC Adiel Akplogan, to speak at the first Commonwealth Domain Name System (DNS) Forum 2014

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The CEO of AFRINIC Adiel Akplogan has been invited to speak during the inaugural Commonwealth DNS Forum. Mr Akplogan will use this international platform to provide an overview of Africa’s Internet landscape, focusing on the opportunities and challenges faced in the region. Discussions during the event will focus on the domain name industry, the governance of cyberspace, local content and local relevance, promoting investment and innovation, the social impact of gTLDs and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

AFRINIC supports this initiative and re-affirms its commitment to strengthening  global multi-stakeholder partnerships through collaboration of industry professionals and partner agencies.

The Commonwealth DNS Forum is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Nominet and the Public Interest Registry. The forum takes place in London from 19 – 20 June 2014 at the Hilton Metropole. For more information please visit: http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/dns-forum-2014/

Delegates from Commonwealth countries can participate in this event free of charge. A list of Commonwealth countries can be found at:

http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries

 

Annual External Audit Services 2015 - 2017

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AFRINIC issued a Request for Proposal for Annual External Audit services for 2015 - 2017. Please click here to read the document.

   

WINNERS OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRE PROGRAMME GRANTS

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WINNERS OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRE PROGRAMME GRANTS

The FIRE Programme Grants acknowledge the remarkable contributions
that ICT innovators across Africa have made to their communities by using
the Internet to address social and development challenges.
The Programme grants range from USD 7,500 - 10,000 and are allocated
to project proposals that are implemented in a period of 6 to 12 months.
There are three funding categories:
• Innovation on Access Provision
• E-Development
• Freedom of Expression


After a competitive process followed by a rigorous selection, this year the FIRE Programme has selected, 11
outstanding initiatives:

1. School Children Cyber Safety Project, Asonga Kuchio Foundation, Kenya;
2. Improvement of Aquaculture productivity and income of Fishers, Farmerline Ltd, Ghana;
3. Citizens Jury, Beacons Development Foundation, Nigeria;
4. Problem-Based E-Learning System Development for Use in Agricultural Training and Extension, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya;
5. Cape Verde Tourism, University Jean Piaget of CapeVerde, Cape Verde;
6. CyCy - Internet for All. Anytime. Anywhere, Freewire
Networks (Pvt) Ltd, Zimbabwe;
7. TaxiMobile, Novazen Ltd, Cameroon;
8. Millime, TEC4DEV, Tunisia;
9. Android Application to index and report damaged infrastructures, CHALA, Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco;
10. SmartEco, TEN, Tunisia;
11. Cyber Champion, Competences Ltd, Cote d’Ivoire.

Each of the 11 winners will receive a USD 10,000 grant to implement his/her project.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 FIRE AWARD WINNERS!

   

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