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.

Stories

Events

e-AGE20 – 14-15 December 2020 – Tunis, Tunisia

e-AGE20, the 10th edition of the International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment will be held in Tunis, Tunisia during 14-15 December 2020. Its focus will be on the role of e-Infrastructures in the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

e-AGE 20 will be a forum to share practices and experiences that go beyond teaching online courses and sharing resources in today’s unprecedented isolation.  NRENs and e-Infrastructures provide essential means to stay connected and to meet the new challenges of research and education.

e-AGE20 is coming with “Power of e-Infrastructures – Shaping the Future of Online Research and Education” as the main theme of the conference and all activities are centered on it.

TICAL2020 and the 4th Latin American e-Science Meeting, August 31 – September 3, 2020

RedCLARA, its members, and the Organizing and TICAL2020 program,  have decided to carry out the tenth version of the Conference in a virtual way. Bringing the program of the tenth edition of the Conference from a face-to-face format to a new fully digital version will help us foster regional participation. 

 This great change will allow RedCLARA to continue with the calls for papers for TICAL and the Latin American e-Science Meeting, currently open, and to continue advancing with partners and collaborators in a program that will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, meetings and workshops as has been the case in the previous 9 years.

TNC21 – 21-25 June 2021, Brighton, UK

TNC20, the 36th edition of the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference, will be hosted by Jisc, the United Kingdom’s National Research and Education Network organisation, and will be held in Brighton, UK.

TNC brings together decision makers, networking and collaboration specialists, plus identity and access management experts from all major European NRENs, universities, worldwide sister institutions, as well as industry representatives. Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, varying parallel sessions and demonstrations, TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management

 

Services

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.

Connectivity

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.

Cloud

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.

Identity

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

Members

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BERNET

Burundi

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Eb@le

DRC

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i RENALA

Madascar

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MoRENet

Mozambique

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RENU

Uganda

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RwEdNet

Rwanda

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Xnet

Namibia

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Projects

AfricaConnect3

AfricaConnect3 supports the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and education across Africa.

MAGIC

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.

Sci-GaIA

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

 

TANDEM

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.