[menog] [Fellowships] African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AFPIF) | Maputo, Mozambique | August 25-27, 2015

Fahd Batayneh fahd.batayneh at icann.org
Tue May 26 10:55:25 UTC 2015




The AfPIF fellowship program is designed to offer opportunities to qualified
applicants to attend the AfPIF-2015 event scheduled for 25 - 27 August in
Maputo, Mozambique


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 fro Maputo, Mozambique
*	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
*	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                   30 April 2015

Application Deadline                29 May 2015

Notification of Acceptance       15 June 2015

Acceptance Deadline               19 June 2015


How to Apply:


Proceed to the following URL to apply for the AfPIF-2015 Fellowship:
<https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2107&limited=691> &limited=691


If you are new to the Programme, we recommend that you to view the
ZoomGrants applicant tutorial
<http://www.zoomgrants.com/welcome/applicantslideshow.pdf>  before starting
your application.

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