2015 Internet Society Africa Peering & Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) Fellowship Program (Full Funded to Maputo, Mozambique)

Application Deadline: May 29 2015

The 2015 Internet Society Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (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.

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 country/region
  • Have previously performed in, or be working towards the development of an IXP

Restrictions

Consideration is for those resident in Africa

Timeline:
Application Deadline                29 May 2015
Notification of Acceptance       15 June 2015
Acceptance Deadline               19 June 2015

 

Apply Now for the AfPIF Fellowship Program

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Internet Society Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

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