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.
Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2021 (May) is the sixteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology...
Regional, National Research and Education Networks appeal for recognition from governments as UbuntuNet-Connect 2020 opens in Style
African National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) have appealed to the African Union Commission (AUC) to help in lobbying African governments to recognize the NRENs as enablers of technology and providers of Internet connectivity and other research and...
A team of 25 speakers comprising researchers, NREN engineers and staff and university staff and students from across the global Research and Education Community will present papers on various topics related to positioning research and education during the...
The Association of African Universities (AAU), has appointed Professor Stephen Simukanga as Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance for a second term following the resolution by the UbuntuNet Alliance Board of Trustees to renew the term of office. Article 8.1 of the...
In line with the Covid-19 safety regulations, UbuntuNet Alliance will hold its 14th Annual General Meeting virtually on 16th November 2020. The meeting was scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda and hosted by the Rwanda Education and Research Network (RwEdNet) in...
The reaction of the African research and education community to Covid-19 clearly shows that the institutions were not ready to handle crises of that magnitude. UbuntuNet-Connect 2020 will therefore be held around the theme: Positioning research and education during crises. The conference will feature presentations from Africa and around the world discussing solutions, proposals, projects, initiatives and ideas on how to position Africa’s research and education networking community to be able to handle crises and pandemics.
e-AGE20, the 10th edition of the International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment will be held virtually during 15-16 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.
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.