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.
There has been overwhelming response and feedback from participants that attended the Instructional Design in E-Learning webinar aimed at drilling university and college lecturers and instructors on how to design effective online lessons. The webinar, organized by...
As the world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, government restrictions aim to distance people to reduce further cases. Many schools and universities around the world remain closed. While these restrictions have significantly impacted education globally, not...
Prospective participants are being invited to register for the Virtual LIBSENSE Workshop to be held on 3rd June 2020 from 11am UTC. This LIBSENSE workshop, being co-organized by WACREN, EIFL and COAR will convene the African community of repository managers and...
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa will host the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Project Office for the next 3 to 5 years. Supported by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), key...
Due to the unprecedented circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health and well being of IST-Africa Community Members, IST-Africa 2020 will take place as a virtual event from 18 - 22 May. FINAL PROGRAMMEThe Final Programme incorporates 31...
In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, where at least 1.3 billion students and learners across the planet are affected by closure of schools and universities, academic institutions are frantically exploring different platforms for online teaching and learning. To...
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.