Apply: 2014 FIRE Awards

The African Network Information Center – AFRINIC announces the call for entries for the 2014 FIRE Awards.

The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE) aims at encouraging ICT development innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa.  The FIRE programme Awards is granted to initiatives already completed or in their final implementation phase and that are aligned with the three funding categories:

1) Innovation on Access provision: fostering ICT growth in Africa by ensuring that the delivery mechanism is available, reliable and scalable;

2) E-development: the development, deployment and enhancement of content, applications and solutions.

3) Freedom of Expression: initiatives related to freedom of expression, freedom of association, privacy, security, consumer\’s rights, new forms of intellectual property in the digital environment, and a wider range of issues related to Internet and human rights.

The FIRE Programme invites African organisations, entrepreneurs, and innovators to propose projects under one of three categories.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2014

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