Month: November 2015

Calling for applications for the Sci-GaIA Winter Online School

If you are a network engineer or a systems administrator or an IT expert from the African research and education community and are interested in Science Gateways, then you stand a great chance of developing and enhancing your skills of integrating scientific applications in the field by enrolling  for the upcoming Sci-GaIA Winter School Online set to …

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Introducing Mconf web conferencing to African NRENs

Among the authors that presented their papers at UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 was South African Research Network (SANReN) Network Engineer Kasandra Isaac. Her presentation, titled ‘Implementing Mconf web conferencing at the South African National Research and Education Network’ aimed at introducing African NRENs to Mconf web conferencing, an open source NREN web conferencing tool funded by the …

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INASP’s Peter Burnett set for January 2016 retirement

After 8 years of dedicated service for the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), Peter Burnett has decided to finally call time on his career come January 2016. Burnett worked as Head of Library Development for INASP for 5 years and has for the past 3 years been working for the network …

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Training the Trainer: Network engineer trainer Patrick Okui explains relevance of UbuntuNet Alliance, NSRC training workshops

If by any chance you happened to be in the city of Maputo, Mozambique, VIP Grand Hotel to be specific, during week beginning 15th November, 2015 and you run into Patrick Okui from Uganda, you would be forgiven for thinking he is just another young man passing hours by attending another function at the hotel. …

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SomaliREN, UbuntuNet Alliance sign AfricaConnect 2 Advance Payment Agreement

One of the most abiding moments of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 week in Maputo, Mozambique, was the sight of Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) CEO Dahir Hassan Abdi sitting in a conference room next to UbuntuNet Alliance CEO Dr. Pascal Hoba. It was on Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:00hrs local time. The two were signing SomaliREN’s …

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Signed, sealed and posted: UbuntuNet Alliance signs AfricaConnect2, Cluster 1 contract

It was a case of killing two birds with one stone; On Wednesday, November 18th on the eve of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, UbuntuNet Alliance officially signed the €10 Million AfricaConnect2 Cluster 1 grant agreement with the European Commission at the European Union Delegation in Mozambique. With the venue of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, VIP Grand Maputo Hotel, only …

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Recounting the success story of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015

At least 150 participants from the global research and education collaboration community converged at VIP Grand Hotel in the coastal city of Maputo, Mozambique on 19-20 November 2015, to attend UbuntuNet-Connect 2015; the eighth annual networking conference of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking. The conference, held under the theme: “Beyond Connectivity: The Road …

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