NII_sm_objectiveSince 1994, several people individually or through their institutions have been engaged in deploying, informing and spreading Internet Technology in Africa. Their work has been, and continues to be critical for Africa's uptakes in new technology in general but particularly in Internet Protocol Service and Infrastructure.

It is a fact that in order to encourage more people to join the movement and engage themselves to this long-term journey to Africa's development through technology, our region needs to reward more of its heroes and models. This is required for the coming generation to move in the right direction.