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.
GÉANT , the European Research and Education Network on Tuesday announced that it has cancelled its annual networking conference, TNC20 due to the growing threat of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. TNC20, the 35th edition of arguably Europe's biggest networking...
On 31st April 2019, UbuntuNet Alliance achieved a remarkable milestone; three women candidates were elected as members of the UbuntuNet Alliance Board of Trustee during the 13th elective Annual General Meeting held on this day in Entebbe, Uganda. For a board...
By Jane Gifford National Research and Education (R&E) Networks (also known as NRENs) together provide critical communications infrastructure for universities and research institutes worldwide. This global network of interconnected networks is boosting...
Background UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa. It builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional high speed Internet backbone network for Eastern and Southern Africa. UbuntuNet...
In view of the growing global concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and general deep concern for the health and safety of conference stakeholders, WACREN has postponed WACREN 2020. This decision has been taken in the best interest of all...
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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).
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.
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.
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.