[AfrICANN-discuss] FIRE 2014 AWARDS - VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE AWARD
patricia at afrinic.net
Wed Jun 25 10:18:34 SAST 2014
*VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE AWARD NOMINATION IN THE COMMUNITY CHOICE CATEGORY *
*AFRINIC calls on the community to vote for its favourite FIRE Award
*The voting deadline is _24 July 2014_.*
The Fund for Internet Research and Education (FIRE) aims to encourage
ICT development innovations that contribute to sustainable development
FIRE Awards are given to initiatives that are already completed or are
in their final implementation phase and that are aligned with the three
- *Innovation on Access provision*: fostering ICT growth in Africa by
ensuring that the delivery mechanism is available, reliable and scalable;
- *E-development*: the development, deployment and enhancement of
content, applications and solutions.
- *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.
*Community Choice Award*
In addition to giving awards to projects in these three categories, the
FIRE Awards also rewards the project with the highest number of votes
from the Community.
*Voting for the Community Choice Award opens today 25 June 2014 and
closes on 24 July 2014, 00:00 UTC.*
There are 10 shortlisted projects in the running to win a USD 3,000
prize and a USD 4,000 travel grant to attend the global Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul held from 2--5 September 2014.
This year's project submissions come from entrepreneurs located in
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria,
Senegal and South Africa.
*How to Vote *
You are invited to cast your vote by signing in with your Facebook or
Twitter account or registering with your Email address:
For detailed information about competition categories, conditions of
entry and submission procedures please visit www.fireafrica.org
<http://www.fireafrica.org/> or send us an email on
fireprogram at afrinic.net <mailto:fireprogram at afrinic.net>.
The FIRE Programme Secretariat
Patricia Gnilane SENGHOR
Cooperation and Project Development Manager, AFRINIC Ltd.
t: +230 4035144. | M: +230 58275956 |tt: @afrinic | w: www.afrinic.net
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