[AfrICANN-discuss] AfriNIC reduces its fees for Research & Education Institutions

eleanor afful eleanora at aiti-kace.com.gh
Wed Jun 27 14:09:34 SAST 2007

Hi Anne,
Thanks a lot for the information update . Forever grateful

Anne-Rachel Inné wrote:
> News, Calls & Announcements
> * AfriNIC reduces its fees for Research & Education Institutions *
> Upon a proposal from the Association of African Universities (AAU), 
> AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, has agreed to 
> provide special pricing to education and research institutions in the 
> AfriNIC service region.
> From July 1st 2007, research and education institutions in all African 
> and Indian Ocean Countries will be entitled to a 50% discount on 
> set-up, membership and assignment fees for IP number resources, which 
> AfriNIC assigns to them.
> This measure is expected to increase research and development at 
> university level in IP technologies and Internet applications related 
> development.
> To the same end, AfriNIC will be holding two joint training sessions 
> with the AAU in 2007, to increase awareness and knowledge on the 
> latest developments in Internet technologies.
> This close collaboration between AfriNIC and the Association of 
> African Universities in enhancing Internet access and capacity 
> development for AAU members and other education and research 
> institutions follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding 
> <http://www.aau.org/renu/detail.htm?ai=52> AfriNIC, AAU and AfNOG in 
> September 2006.
> *About AfriNIC*
> AfriNIC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit membership based 
> organisation. Its main role is to serve Africa region as Regional 
> Internet Registry, alike the four other continents which have their 
> own RIR.
> AfriNIC's mission is to provide professional and efficient 
> distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet 
> community, to support Internet technology usage and development across 
> the continent and strengthen self Internet governance in Africa by 
> encouraging a participative policy development.
> *About AAU*
> The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organization 
> and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation 
> among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the 
> voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international 
> bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in 
> teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination.
> The Mission of the AAU is to help raise the quality of higher 
> education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to African 
> development by fostering collaboration among its over 200 member 
> institutions.
> Through its Research and Education Networking Unit, the Association 
> facilitates the building of synergies among the many information and 
> communications technology (ICT) initiatives for higher education 
> institutions currently under way in Africa, especially the formation 
> of research and education networks. It also supports collective action 
> in relation to increased access to better and cheaper connectivity for 
> the education sector.
> *26th June 2007
> To contact AfriNIC: t: +230 4666616, f: +230 4666758, e: 
> press at afrinic.net <mailto:press at afrinic.net>, www.afrinic.net 
> <http://www.afrinic.net>
> To contact AAU: t: +233 21774495, f: +233 21774821, e: info at aau.org 
> <mailto:info at aau.org>, www.aau.org <http://www.aau.org>*
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