Grant and Awards Winners 2016

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Seed Alliance Publishes Completion Report for 2012 – 2015 Program Cycle

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Seeking African VC to Support the 2016 FIRE Africa Programme

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The 2016 FIRE Africa grants are now open for application.

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Internet Society joins the Seed Alliance, supporting innovative Internet development projects

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FIRE Award 2015 - Winners of the forth edition of the FIRE Awards.

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FIRE PROGRAMME - Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights - AFRINIC 21, Mauritius

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Winners of the Third Edition of the FIRE Programme Awards - 2014

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FIRE Award 2014 - Vote for your Favourite Award Nomination in the Community Choice Category

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FIRE Programme - Workshop on Project Monitoring and Evaluation, 1-3 June, Djibouti

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FIRE Programme - Workshop on Grant Proposal Development, 2-3 June 2014, Djibouti

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Winners of the Second Edition of the FIRE Programme Grants - 2014

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Google's "Africa Connected" Finalists announced

Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC's CEO, is a Partner judge in this competition.

The Call for entries for the 2014 FIRE Awards

AFRINIC announces the call for entries for the 2014 FIRE Awards.
Please click below, to download the announcement.


The FIRE Programme at AFRINIC 19 public meeting in Abidjan (25-26 November 2013)

"The History of the Internet in Africa" by Dawit Bekele, ISOC.

The Internet Society has created the History of the Internet in the Africa section of their website to" give an overview of the current status of the Internet in the continent as well as compile the defining

moments and people that were key to this process. This is also a means to remember and document the history behind the Internet in Africa so that the contribution of the pioneers is not forgotten."

Dr Nii Quaynor, founding chairman of AFRINIC and one of the first FIRE Programme funder, is one of THEM.
He is known as "Africa's father of the internet" and he was recently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer.

The FIRE Programme at IGF 2013

The Seed Alliance platform, which encompasses small grants and awards programs administered

by three RIRs, FIRE (AFRINIC), ISIF Asia (APNIC) and FRIDA (LACNIC), had a strong presence
at the 2013 global IGF. The Seed Alliance Awards celebrated the contributions of innovators in the
global south towards local and global Internet development.

FIRE, ISIF Asia and FRIDA Award winners attended the IGF as part of their award package, to take part in discussions and make valuable contacts.

The Seed Alliance Open Forum was an opportunity for award winners to present their projects and provide input to the Internet community about the challenges facing Internet development at a local level.

The Seed Alliance Workshop was a roundtable discussion to explore current funding mechanisms available.

  1. Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC CEO, congratulates Mr Bernard Adongo, Nikohapa Customer Engagement Platform.
  2. Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC CEO, congratulates Miss Rainatou Sow, Empowering African Women and Girls through the use of informative and interactive online resources.
  3. Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC CEO, congratulates Mr Daniel Dindji, VENAME - Platform for the promotion, management and sale of African ccTLDs via Mobile payment.
  4. From left to right: Patricia Senghor, FIRE Programme Coordinator and Anne-Rachel Inne (COO) congratulate the 2013 Awardees: Farell Folly, Rainatou Sow, Daniel Dindji and Bernard Adongo.
  5. The Seed Alliance 2013 Awards winners.

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