[AFRINIC-Announce] 2015 FIRE Award Winners

AFRINIC Communication comm-announce at afrinic.net
Wed Oct 21 13:22:29 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues,

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, voted for by the community. 

This year, the 2015 FIRE Award selection did not recognise an initiative promoting Freedom of expression. 

The following outstanding projects won a 2015 FIRE Award:

Category: Innovation on Access Provision

Project 1: Mise en place d'une plateforme pour Publication des côtes des étudiants par SMS: "Côte na Tshombo"
Organisation:  Eagle Sight Sarl
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Project 2: Malisanté
Organisation: Ball Business Company
Country: Mali
Category: E-Development

Project 3: Code for Ghana
Organisation: Mobile Web Ghana
Country: Ghana
All three winners will receive a cash prize of US$ 3,000 and a travel grant to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in João Pessoã (Brasil) from the 10th - 14th November 2015. During the IGF, the 2015 FIRE Awardees will be given opportunities to showcase their project, make professional contacts and participate in discussions about future developments of the Internet.
More information about the FIRE Programme can be found online at: www.fireafrica.org


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