Month: April 2017

Press Release: UbuntuNet Alliance elects new members of Board of Trustees for a two year term

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.97″ background_layout=”light”] PRESS RELEASE UbuntuNet Alliance elects new members of the Board of Trustees for a two year term Lilongwe, 24th April 2017: At its 11th Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) called in accordance with Article 18 of the Constitution of the Registered Trustees of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education …

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TERNET CTO, Damas Makweba speaks on the NREN’s progress in facilitating research and education networking in Tanzania

National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) within the UbuntuNet Alliance region continue to evolve at different paces. While some NRENs are progressing at a faster rate, others are progressing slowly. NUANCE caught up with Damas Makweba, the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) to find out the state of …

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“Research and Education institutions in Burundi struggling for high speed internet connection”

Lack of funding amidst a deep economic meltdown in Burundi has left the country’s research and education institutions struggling to afford high speed and affordable internet connectivity. Burundi Education Research Network (BERNET) CEO, Professor Gregoire Njejimana told NUANCE on the sidelines of the 11th UbuntuNet Alliance Annual General Meeting of Members in Livingstone, Zambia that …

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Are African NRENs facing the threat of extinction? NREN Managers discuss

During the UbuntuNet Alliance organised NREN CEOs Indaba held in Livingstone, Zambia the question: ‘Are African NRENs at a risk of becoming extinct just like Dinosaurs?” attracted a long and interesting discussion. The question was posed to NREN managers and representatives by Professor Madara Ogot, when he was making a presentation on sustainability and business …

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“My dream is to see one education network for Africa.” Emotional farewell for Dr. Iman Abdelrahman

At the end of the 11th UbuntuNet Alliance Annual General Meeting of Members on 21st April 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia, participants offered a standing ovation to one of the most outstanding individuals of the Alliance; Dr. Iman Abdelrahman. This was after UbuntuNet Alliance CEO, Dr. Pascal Hoba had officially announced that the former Vice Chairperson …

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UbuntuNet Alliance beefs up technical team with new network engineer

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to introduce to its community the new networking engineer Wilson Wasswa, who started working for the Alliance from 1st April 2017 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Wasswa says he is excited to have joined the Alliance which he believes presents an excellent opportunity for him to deploy his professional skills. …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2017 goes to Ethiopia

UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking is pleased to announce that UbuntuNet-Connect 2017, the tenth edition of its series of annual networking conferences will be held on 2-3 November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will be hosted by the Ethiopian Education and Research Network, EthERNet. The conference will be held under the theme: …

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UbuntuNet Alliance has new composition of members of the Board of Trustees, Prof Hellicy Nga’mbi appointed Acting Chairperson

At its 11th Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) held on 21st April 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia, Members of UbuntuNet Alliance elected a new Board of Trustees of the Alliance for a two year term. Representatives of Member NRENs at the AGM constituted the new Board of Trustees by electing candidates whose nominations were submitted …

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