AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-32 meeting to be held in Kinshasa, DR Congo, on 6-12 June 2020.
The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organisations, universities, and media who are actively involved in Internet operations and development or ICT policies in their countries. The fellow is expected to positively and actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region.
Following a proposal for setting up an Internet registry for Africa by several early Internet adopters in Africa, during an INET workshop in Malaysia (1997), a steering committee was set up to work on AFRINIC’s structure and business plan.
The idea behind the initiative was to adopt the allocation policies applied by the already established RIRs (RIPE NCC and APNIC) to Africa’s realities. In 2000 this proposal resulted in a consensus with the setup of AfNOG (the African Network Operators group).
Worth of Award
The fellowship includes:
- Full assistance with round-trip airfare to the meeting venue
- Hotel accommodation for the AFRINIC event from the day before the beginning to the last day of the event
Eligibility of the AFRINIC-32 Fellowships:
To qualify for the fellowship, you:
- Must be a resident of an African nation
- Don’t need to be an AFRINIC member
- Are involved in the Internet community.
- Are willing to report on how this fellowship has benefited you/your Organisation/country within an agreed time frame.
- Upon selection, AFRINIC will notify the selected fellows directly and allow them twenty (20) days to accept or reject the offer. A public announcement of the fellowship awardees will be made after the acceptance by the selected candidates.
How to Apply for the AFRINIC-32 Fellowships:
- If you think you meet the criteria above, please fill in the fellowship application form at the link below and submit it with requested information before the deadline.
- Good luck and they look forward to receiving your applications!
Deadline: submit the application before March 04, 2020, 00:00 UTC.