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UbuntuNet Alliance announces CEO transition

Press Release Lilongwe: 13th October 2021: The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, Prof. Stephen Simukanga would like to inform all stakeholders and the entire community that Eng. Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka has informed the UbuntuNet Alliance Board of Trustees of his decision to resign from his position effective 31st December 2021. Following …

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UbuntuNet Alliance committed to promoting equality for women

On 31st April 2019, UbuntuNet Alliance achieved a remarkable milestone; three women candidates were elected as members of the UbuntuNet Alliance Board of Trustee during the 13th elective Annual General Meeting held on this day in Entebbe, Uganda. For a board comprising 8 trustees (excluding the chairperson and CEO), this was a big statement from …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Board Chair, Prof. Stephen Simukanga elected Chairperson of the Natural Sciences (SC) commission of UNESCO

UbuntuNet Alliance Chairperson, Professor Stephen Simukanga has been elected Chairperson of the Natural Sciences (SC) commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the 40th Session of the General Conference that took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. A Press Statement published by UNESCO says the the polls were held in accordance with …

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Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim appointed Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance

Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim has been appointed Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance. The appointment was made Tuesday, 28th May 2019 during the first meeting of new members of Board of Trustees elected at the 13th Annual General Meeting of UbuntuNet Alliance held on 30th April 2019 in Entebbe, Uganda. Dr. Sansa-Otim is a resourceful and productive …

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Profile: UbuntuNet Alliance new CEO Eng. Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka speaks to his alma mater, University of Oxford on his new role

Eng. Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka, born in Malawi, attained his DPhil in Communications Engineering at the University of Oxford in 2005. Following his appointment as the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance, the Department of Engineering Science of University of Oxford caught up with their alumni, to ask him about how his experience and stay at the reputable …

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13th UbuntuNet Alliance Annual General Meeting of Members elects new members of Board of Trustees

National Research and Education Network (NREN) representatives at the 13th UbuntuNet Alliance Annual General Meeting of Members held Tuesday, 30th April 2019 at the Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda have appointed new members of the UbuntuNet Alliance Board of Trustees in an elective meeting that has seen 4 members of the outgoing board …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Appoints Engineer Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka as CEO

25th April 2019, Lilongwe, Malawi: The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance, Prof. Stephen Simukanga is pleased to announce the appointment of Malawian Engineer Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka as the new CEO of the Eastern and Southern Africa Research and Education Network effective 1st May 2019. Eng. Dr. Mtumbuka has been appointed to the new position after satisfying …

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NREN Members welcome interim CEO Tusu, bid farewell to former CEO Dr. Pascal Hoba

The year 2019 started with new leadership at the UbuntuNet Alliance secretariat as former CEO, Eng. Dr. Francis Tusu Tusubira was appointed Acting CEO of the Alliance effective 1st January 2019 replacing Dr. Pascal Hoba who left the organisation in December 2018 following the expiry of his four year contract. Eng. Dr. Tusu, who was …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Chairperson Prof. Stephen Simukanga elected World Academy of Sciences Fellow

The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance Professor Stephen Simukanga has been elected Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of Science in developing countries. The Zambia Higher Education Authority (HEA) Director General’s election to the Academy came into effect on 1st January 2019 and he joins other 1,222 Fellows, who include 14 …

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UbuntuNet Alliance appoints Eng. Dr Francis Tusubira as Acting CEO

3rd January 2019: Lilongwe, Malawi: The Chairperson, Professor Stephen Simukanga and Members of the Board of Trustees of UbuntuNet Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Eng. Dr. Francis “Tusu” Tusubira as acting CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance effective 1st January 2019. Eng.Dr. Tusubira succeeds Dr. Pascal Hoba who has left the Alliance following the …

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