[AFRINIC-announce] Winners of the Third Edition of the FIRE 2014
patricia at afrinic.net
Fri Aug 1 10:58:04 SAST 2014
*WINNERS OF THE THIRD EDITION OF THE FIRE 2014 AWARDS*
FIRE Programme Awards acknowledge the remarkable contributions ICT
innovators have made to their communities by using the Internet to
address social and development challenges.
The FIRE Programme Awards are granted to initiatives already completed
or in their final implementation phases and that are aligned with one of
the three funding categories:
** Innovation on Access Provision**
** Freedom of Expression*
There is one Award winner per category. In addition, there is a
Community Choice Award category, voted for by the community.
This year, the FIRE 2014 Award did not recognise an initiative promoting
Freedom of expression. This category will be back in 2015.
The following outstanding projects won a FIRE 2014 Award:
*Category: Innovation on Access Provision*
Project 1: *OER4Schools*
Organisation: Witaba Foundation
Project 2: *Affaires Mobiles Bénin*, a platform for linking buyers and
sellers of food products in Benin
Organisation: Beninese Agency for the Promotion of Commercial Exchanges
*Category: E- Development*
Project 3: *mJangale:* Improving Education in Senegal with Mobile Solutions
*Category: Community Choice*
Project 4: *Lôr Bouôr*
All four winners will receive a cash prize of US$ 3,000 and a travel
grant to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in
Istanbul (Turkey) from the 2nd - 5th September 2014.
During the IGF, the 2014 Awardees will be given opportunities to
showcase their project, make professional contacts and participate in
discussions about the future of the Internet.
*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIRE 2014 AWARD WINNERS!*
More information about the FIRE Programme can be found online at:
FIRE Programme Secretariat
Patricia Gnilane SENGHOR
Cooperation and Project Development Manager, AFRINIC Ltd.
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