AfPIF 2018 Fellowship Programme

The AfPIF fellowship programme is designed to offer opportunities to qualified applicants to attend the AfPIF-2018 event scheduled for 21 – 23 August, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Fellowship Objectives

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

  • Promote the establishment of peering coordinator’s role in African Internet Service Providers
  • 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
  • Promote gender balance in the peering and interconnection ecosystem

Fellowship Award Package

AfPIF fellows will receive partial or full fellowship consisting of;

  • A return Air ticket to Cape Town, South Africa;
  • 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. Women-In-Tech who have an interest in peering and interconnection are also invited to apply.

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
  • Women-In-Tech who have an interest in peering and interconnection

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

Key Dates:

Call for application 27 April 2018
Application Deadline 20 May 2018
Notification of Acceptance 04 June 2018
Acceptance Deadline 08 June 2018


If you are new to the Programme, we recommend that you view the ZoomGrants applicant tutorial before starting your application.