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.

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Register for WACREN 2021

Register for WACREN 2021

The West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) will have its 6th Annual Conference from 15-19 March 2021 as a virtual event hosted by the Benin Research and Education Network (RBER) / ADN. The theme of the conference is:...


WACREN 2021, 15-19 March, 2021, Virtual

WACREN will have its 6th Annual Conference from 15-19 March 2021 as a virtual event hosted by the Benin Research and Education Network (RBER) / ADN.

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

This is a call for papers for the conference. Interested authors are invited to submit abstracts (250-500 words) on the theme or related to New Technologies, Innovation and 4th Industrial Revolution. e-learning, Life-long Learning and Education Strategy, Open Science and Open Access, Ethics and Governance, Pandemic response and post-pandemic solutions in research and education


TNC21, 21-25 June 2021, Virtual

It’s time to say it: When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade! Therefore, GÉANT  has announced that they have taken the decision to go fully online for TNC21. GEANT is excited about the online delivery platform they have chosen and promise to make TNC21 yet another memorable event. 

TERNET Conference on Digital Transformation, 16-17 Sept 21

The digitisation phenomena characterised by new technologies innovated out of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the 21st century offers unprecedented breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, edge computing, Internet and social media. The Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), through its first international conference on digital transformation in education and research, is inviting practitioners, researchers, and industrialists to explore novel ideas, share topical research findings, discuss lessons learned and success stories, map out major challenges, and collectively debate on future directions for education and research.



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.