[AFRINIC-announce] Winners of the Third Edition of the FIRE 2014 Awards

Patricia Senghor patricia at afrinic.net
Fri Aug 1 10:58:04 SAST 2014


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**

** E-Development**

** 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

Organisation: SenMobile

*Category: Community Choice*

Project 4: *Lôr Bouôr*

Organisation: ICTD4DEV.ci

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.



More information about the FIRE Programme can be found online at: 
www.fireafrica.org <http://www.fireafrica.org>**


Best regards,

FIRE Programme Secretariat

Patricia Gnilane SENGHOR
Cooperation and Project Development Manager, AFRINIC Ltd.
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