The NI&I Service Award

NII_sm_bw_handshakeInitiated in 2009 under the instigation of Dr. Naku Nii Quaynor, inspired by his own prestigious John Postel Award (the first African recipient for his long run engagement in Internet service in Africa), the Africa NI&I Service Award recognises people or organisations that have significantly contributed to have the development of Internetworking Services and Infrastructure in Africa and the Indian Ocean by dedicating time, resource, and vision to its enhancement.

The first Ceremony of the Award took place during the celebration of the AfNOG (African Network Operators Group) 10th year anniversary in Cairo, Egypt in May 2009.

The NI&I Service Award Ceremony takes place every year during the Annual African Internet Summit (That include AfNOG, AfriNIC & AfREN meetings).

In addition to the Main Service Award, there will be one or two special Community Awards to recognise effort and work from Staff, Instructors, Organisers, or Deans of the community.