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FIRE Africa Grants

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The FIRE Africa Grants will provide four Grants of up to US$25,000 each for projects aligned with one of the following categories: Technical Innovation, Community Development, Governance Enhancement, Education.

ISOC Grants

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The Internet Society Africa Grant will provide two Grants of up to US$ 25,000 each for two projects that focus on:Internet Security (including collaborative security) and/or Access provision.

Scale Up Grants

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The FIRE Africa Scale Up Grants will provide three Grants of up to US$30,000 each for three existing successful projects to scale up activities and move to the next level of their cycle. This Grant is for scale up projects that will be implemented within the next 12 -16 months. Projects that have benefited from previous FIRE Grants or Awards are encouraged to apply. Selected projects will benefit from a series of institutional strengthening and capacity building activities aimed at providing the knowledge, tools and contacts needed to further advance successful initiatives.

2016 winners

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Our 13 outstanding Grant and Award winners for the year 2016 came from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, and The Gambia. The Award winners attended the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Mexico, and wrote great blogs on their experiences.

FIRE programme joins international innovation alliance

Seed Alliance

The Seed Alliance is a joint initiative of, FRIDA and FIRE programme with generous support from IDRC and SIDA to promote innovation and support Internet Development on a wider scale. more »

FIRE programme: Origins

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That started in 2007 as a pilot project to identify and reward innovative solutions to community challenges has finally age. The Fund for Internet Research and Education has matured and is now among the prestigious awards and grants programme offering recognition and support to ICT initiatives benefiting grassroots communities. When Dr Nii Quaynor, a pioneer of African Internet, donated his Jon Postel Awards 2007 cash prize he ignited FIRE....

Innovation on access provision