Madara Ogot

Research Reference Library Added to Utafiti Africa

The Research Reference Library at Utafiti Africa is now online and contains reference books targeting both researchers and research managers. All books are Open Access and are made available by some of the top global publishers. For researchers, the library has books on broadly applicable research methodologies, programming approaches, research ethics, and research statistical methods. …

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ZAMREN: Celebrating 10 years of Enabling Knowledge and Digital Transformation

Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) was formed in 2007 by three education institutions, Copperbelt University, University of Zambia and Mulungushi University. In 2012, ZAMREN was operationalised after the industry regulator Zambia Information and Communications Technology (ZICTA) granted the service license and is registered as Public Benefit Organization (PBO). This year, ZAMREN celebrates ten years …

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Utafiti Africa Publishes First in a Series of Research-Oriented Video-on-Demand Courses

Utafiti Africa enters its next phase of development with the introduction of self-paced video-on-demand training programmes. The courses shall be developed and presented by experts in their respective fields, thereby strengthening the research skills and capacity of researchers in Africa. Courses seek to cover the full spectrum of research support, from grant proposal writing at …

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Webinar Series 2022-5: Going Beyond Connectivity (UbuntuNet Alliance Services)

Guided by Regional Research and Education Networks (RRENs), National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) have primarily offered connectivity as the main service to universities (students and staff) and researchers. However, recent times have necessitated the introduction of value-added services on top of Connectivity. This webinar was held as a consultative event with members of the …

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UA Signs MOU with Council on Library and Information Resources

UA has signed an MOU with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) whose purpose is to advance visibility and access to special, rare and otherwise invisible collections held in Africa. This shall be achieved through digitisation, capacity building, programme development, and the integration of advanced technologies. The memorandum will enable continent-wide outreach to …

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Nigeria and Kenya Continue to Dominate as the Utafiti Africa Portal usage Rapidly Grows

Since its introduction at the end of February 2022, the number of active members on Utafiti Africa, UA’s research funding opportunities portal, has continued to rapidly grow, from 260 active members at the end of March to 480 by the end of June. The largest number of active users are in East and West Africa …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Board Members’ Reflections 2022

On April 22, 2022, UbuntuNet Alliance held its annual general meeting, where six new board members were elected to serve 3 year terms. Prior to the meeting, the Board Chair and three of the retiring members gave their reflections on their experiences o the Board and the hopes for the future of the Alliance.

UbuntuNet Alliance and IUCEA finalise Cooperation Details

During a visit to the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Secretariat Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda, the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance (UA), Prof Madara Ogot, and the Executive Secretary of the IUCEA, Prof. Gaspard Banyankibona, sat down with their technical teams and finalised the text for a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. The March …

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Kenya and Nigeria Lead in Registrations on Utafiti Africa

Utafiti Africa, UbuntuNet Alliance’s research funding opportunities portal that was launched towards the end of February this year, has recorded an impressive 262 registrations from across the continent in the past month. The portal, that currently has over 100 open funding opportunities in all disciplines, makes it convenient to filter opportunities by combinations of country, …

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