UbuntuNet Alliance

The regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa

We manage and operate UbuntuNet, the regional backbone network that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and connect them to other regional networks. Our mission is to secure affordable broadband and efficient ICT access and usage for African NRENs and their associated communities of practice.

AFD, RENATER sign agreement to develop National Research and Education Networks in UbuntuNet Alliance Region

AFD, RENATER sign agreement to develop National Research and Education Networks in UbuntuNet Alliance Region

Press Release Lilongwe, Malawi: 1st January 2022. Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and RENATER have signed a partnership agreement to work together on the structuring and development of National Research and Education Networks in Southern and Eastern Africa,...


16th Annual General Meeting of Members of UbuntuNet Alliance, 22 April 2022, Port Louis, Maurituis.

UbuntuNet Alliance wishes to inform all Members that the 16th Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) will be held on Friday, 22th April 2022 in Port Louis, Mauritius starting from 9am. The Notice is issued according to Article 21 and Article  24 of the Constitution of UbuntuNet Alliance.

The AGM is the highest governing body of UbuntuNet Alliance and is composed of NREN Members, Observer Members (from NRENs in construction), Affiliate Members and Industry Members. Each Member, regardless of category has a right to participate in the AGM, but only NREN Members, who are in good standing have the right to vote.


IST-Africa 2022 Conference, May 2022

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa Week 2022 (May) is the seventeenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences. IST-Africa Week 2022 will provide a world-class international forum to showcase existing technology-enabled Research, Innovation and ICT4D activities and capacity in Africa, Europe and other parts of the world. The Conference Programme combines strategic keynote presentations, a High-Level Roundtable, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon Europe.


TNC22, Trieste, Italy, June 13-17, 2022

TNC attracts a truly diverse audience of over 800 participants from more than 70 countries, representing national and regional research and education networks, schools and universities, technology providers, and many of the world’s most exciting scientific projects. By bringing together decision-makers, networking and security specialists, identity and access management experts, researchers, academics and students, TNC offers a unique collaborative experience. TNC22 will be hosted by GARR, the Italian Research and Education
Network, and will take place in Trieste, Italy from June 13-17, 2022.



Network connectivity in different forms and sizes is our core business. Additional services on top of the network are being rolled out continuously for the member NRENs to use themselves or offer them to their institutions.


UA is running a network across the region and onwards to Europe. The NRENs can choose between flexible offers depending on their demand and preconditions.


Looking for infrastructure to host services? Need a backup and fail-over solution? We are offering different virtualisation and containerisation platforms, hosted in our region.


We offer solutions for different aspects of Identity Management: eduID (Single Sign-On, WebSSO), User Stores (LDAP, Database) and user certificates.


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AfricaConnect3 supports the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and education across Africa. It buids on its predecessor projects, AfricaConnect and AfricaConnect2


To establish a set of agreements for participating world regions to consolidate/complete middleware for a marketplace of services and real-time applications to benefit global science communities.


Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa



Support dialogue between the EU and African Research and Educational Networks, with special attention to Western and Central Africa region, and create favourable conditions for WACREN to be able to participate in and benefit to the most from AfricaConnect2.