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UbuntuNet Alliance Joins DataCite

Lilongwe, Malawi: 10th June 2021: UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce that the Executive Board of DataCite has accepted UbuntuNet Alliance as a member of DataCite. DataCite is a leading provider of persistent identifiers for research. Through its portfolio of services, DataCite provides the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research. It seeks …

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Interview with Lensa Abera, System Administrator, EthERNet

Lensa, can you share with us how you first became involved in your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field and, more specifically, in data digital repositories? During my last three years of high school, I was interested in scientific and technological innovations. Therefore, I chose to major in computer engineering because I believe it …

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Announcing the Vacancy for the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities

Following the end of term of the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU) in September 2021, the Governing Board of the AAU has approved that the position be filled. The position of the Secretary-General of the AAU will therefore become vacant in October 2021 and the AAU is seeking to fill that post as …

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AfricaConnect: Celebrating 10 years of African European collaboration

On May 11th 2021, 10 years after the start of the first phase of AfricaConnect, we celebrate the achievements and get ready for the next steps. In 2010, representatives from the European Union, African Ministries, the African-Caribbean-Pacific Secretariat, the African Union, as well as African and European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) met in …

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Africa and Latin America agree to closer collaboration around open science

April 12, 2021 – Today, LA Referencia, RedCLARA and the three African regional research and education networks – ASREN, WACREN and UbuntuNet Alliance – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their relationship as the two continents seek to ramp up their open science activities. The aim of the collaboration is to advance open science policies, services and infrastructure that reflect the unique …

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UbuntuNet Alliance lines up 2021 events

Experts in various designations in the Eastern and Southern African Research and Education community can now take advantage of the various capacity-building webinars UbuntuNet Alliance has lined up for 2021 to help build the capacity of NREN personnel. UbuntuNet Alliance plans to organize and hold at least 7 webinars between now and December 2021 for …

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Webinar for NOC Service Desk operators

What are some of the unexpected incidents that Network Operations Center (NOC) operators should anticipate and how can they deal with them in the shortest period to enhance customer satisfaction?  This will be the main area of discussion during the Practical Guide to Running and Effective NREN NOC Service Desk Webinar that UbuntuNet Alliance will …

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UbuntuNet Alliance gears up for TNC21, identifies Emerging NREN Programme candidates

Five candidates from the UbuntuNet Alliance NREN Members have been selected to represent the region during the upcoming online Emerging NREN Programme that will be held as part of GEANT’s annual networking conference, TNC21 to be held online from 21st – 25th June 2021. GEANT has been organizing the Emerging NREN Programme since 2017 to …

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RENU plans big for 2021 Capacity Building Programme

After successfully hosting a couple of capacity-building events amid the COVID-19 spells in 2020, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) is this year planning to pick up from where the NREN left off last year and hold more events this year. Before the Covid-19 influenced country-wide lockdown in Uganda in March last year, …

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