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

WACREN 2020, 19-20 March 2020, Benin

WACREN is organizing its 6th Annual Conference on 19 – 20 March 2020 in Benin’s chief city – Cotonou, hosted by Benin Research and Education Network (RBER).

The venue is the 4-Star Hotel Golden Tulip le Diplomate Cotonou

The theme of the conference is: ‘Digital Transformation for Development.’

The 2020 Conference coincides with WACREN’s 10th Anniversary. There would be a special ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary. 

As has been the tradition, the Conference would be preceded by a number of important meetings and workshops including the WACREN Board Meeting, AfricaConnect3 Coordination and Administration Meetings, LIBSENSE Workshop and an inaugural WACREN Youth Day (Mini-Conference).  

IST – Africa 2020, May 2020

Hosted by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Africa Council and IEEE Uganda Section, IST-Africa Week 2020 (Kampala, Uganda, May) is the fifteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

IST-Africa Week 2020 will provide a world-class international forum to showcase existing Research, Innovation and ICT4D activities and capacity in Kenya, the rest of Africa and Europe. 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 2020.

TNC 2020, 16-20 June, 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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Madascar

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MoRENet

Mozambique

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RENU

Uganda

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Rwanda

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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.