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2019 Fully Funded FIRE African Awards in ICT for Development

The Fund for Internet Research and Development – FIRE Africa – is one of Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programmes designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, infrastructure and communication needs. Create. Enable. Connect Even with the lowest Internet penetration rates anywhere in the world, and with one of the la... read more

Apply now for the 2019 FIRE fully funded ICT award for developing countries. The FIRE Africa Awards seek to acknowledge innovative initiatives in Africa and have made concrete contributions to the use of information and communications technologies and have had a strong impact on the region's social and economic development.

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Aim and Benefits

The FIRE Award consists of a USD 3,000 cash prize plus full travel and accommodation for one representative of the selected project to attend the awards ceremony, and participate in sessions which will be held in Berlin Germany during the 2019  Internet Governance Forum starting from 25th to 29th November 2019

Requirments for Scholarship Award Qualification

  1. ICT for Development: ICT for community development and poverty reduction. New uses of ICT in the health, education, industry, environment, agriculture, and other sectors. The projects can be in any of the following subcategories: -


  • Encourages the use of ICTs for enhancing human development and economic empowerment, thus promoting the reduction of poverty.
  • To promote new uses of ICTs in education.
  • Work on promoting gender equality, improving interventions through the use of digital tools.
  • Implement telehealth services (e-health, m-health and telemedicine).
  • Improve prevention and control measures through the use of ICTs in cases of emergencies and natural disasters.
  • Meet challenges in the areas of economy and employment through projects that leverage ICTs and strengthen digital ecosystems.
  • Exploring the potential of the Internet for things in agriculture, climate change, energy and natural resource management

Application Deadline

April 28, 2019 .

How to apply

Before submitting your proposal, we invite you to read our  frequently asked questions . If you have any questions, please contact the officer in charge of the program at  fireprogram (at)

Key dates for the 2019 AWARDS Proposals

  • Call for project proposals opens:             26th April 2019
  • Deadline for Submission:                        31st  May 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT (GMT - 7)
  • Screening, Evaluation and Selection:     3rd June to  5th July 2019
  • Due Diligence review and contracts:      8th July 2019 to 31st July 2019
  • Announcement of Successful Applicant:1st August 2019

No proposals will be accepted outside the online application system. All proposals have been submitted before the deadline.

Interested and qualified? Go to The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE) on to apply
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