AfPIF 2017 Fellowship

The AfPIF fellowship program is designed to offer opportunities to qualified applicants to attend the AfPIF-2017 event scheduled for 22 – 24 August, 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Fellowship Objectives

The AfPIF fellowship program provides an opportunity to qualified applicants to attend the AfPIF event in person with the aim to:

  • Share experiences on ways to improve running and administering of a new, or existing IXP
  • Business opportunity to meet potential IXP members
  • Promote public awareness and evangelism of IXPs and peering in general at the national and regional level
  • Advance and influence national/regional policies on peering and cross-border Internet interconnection
  • Provide a face-to-face networking opportunity for peers and experts

Fellowship Award Package

AfPIF fellows will receive partial or full fellowship consisting of;

  • Air ticket to and from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire;
  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the event

Fellowship Eligibility

Applicants should be individuals active engaged in Internet policy, business and or technical development relating to peering and transit

Selection Criteria

  • Residency in Africa
  • Have the necessary aptitude for public speaking
  • Be actively involved in Internet peering policy, business and technical matters at the country/region
  • Have a good awareness of the connection landscape within their country/region
  • Have previously performed in, or be working towards the development of an IXP

The applicant should be able to demonstrated proof of work done in either of these fields.

Key Dates:

Call for Application 8 June 2017
Application Deadline 29 June 2017
Notification of Acceptance 12 July 2017
Acceptance Deadline 19 July 2017

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