Training

Capacity Building: NREN Federation Operators Successfully Trained in Addis Ababa

The UbuntuNet Alliance recently concluded its Federation Operators (FedOps) Training hosted by EthERNet (Ethiopia National Research and Education Network) in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From January 29th to February 2nd, Federation Operators and representatives from member National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) gathered for an intensive five-day program aimed at enhancing their expertise …

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The Future of Open Science: Unlocking Knowledge Together – Open Science Training

In an age where information flows like a mighty river, the traditional role of librarians has evolved dramatically. Librarians have always been the guardians of knowledge, ensuring that books, journals, and research materials are organized and accessible to all. However, the landscape of knowledge dissemination is changing rapidly, and librarians are at the forefront of …

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Bridging the Gender Gap in ICT Innovation – The first UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon

In a groundbreaking moment for the UbuntuNet Alliance region in East and Southern Africa, the first Women Hackathon unfolded from October 23rd to 25th, 2023, as part of the EU co-funded AfricaConnect 3 capacity building initiatives. This historic event marked the first-ever women-exclusive hackathon in the region, cementing its status as a monumental success in …

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Introducing Self-Paced Network Engineering Training Courses

UbuntuNet Alliance places high value on capacity building and through self-paced courses will now be able to make training continuously available to member NRENs.  This year, two courses, BGP Zero to Hero and BGP Scaling Techniques for NRENs, will be offered as self-paced training for network engineers.  The courses have been developed to allow participants …

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2023 UbuntuNet Alliance Capacity Building Plan Now Out

As part of the AfricaConnect 3 project, UbuntuNet alliance for research and education networking organizes several capacity building activities that run throughout the year. We are pleased to announce that the 2023 capacity building plan is now available on our events platform that you can access via: https://events.ubuntunet.net/category/1/ These activities are aimed at improving the …

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Regional CSIRT Training Under the AfricaConnect3 Project Successfully Held in Collaboration with IUCEA

UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education for Networking and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) came together to hold a regional Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) training under the AfricaConnect3 project. This followed signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in various areas such as Cybersecurity, eduroam deployment & support, and Trust …

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The Journey of The First Kenyan Identity Federation, RAFIKI

 Background Identity and Access Management (IAM) remains a significant challenge within the R&E (Research and Education) community in Africa. This greatly hinders collaboration within the region. To help solve this problem, the idea of having a Kenyan identity federation was born in 2016. The aim was to provide easy access and facilitate SSO (Single Sign-On) …

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NREN Network Engineers Training 2022: BGP Zero to Hero

From 21st to 25th March 2022, UbuntuNet Alliance organized a workshop for NREN engineers titled “BGP Zero to Hero.” Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol that enables the exchange of routing information between autonomous systems. The workshop targeted technical personnel from the Alliance member NRENs. It comprised of theoretical and practical sessions on …

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UbuntuNet Alliance holds second NREN cloud webinar

At least 20 systems engineers from Eastern and Southern Africa participated in the latest NREN Cloud Webinar hosted by UbuntuNet Alliance in partnership with the Research and Education Network of Uganda, RENU. The webinar on Building an OpenStack Cloud using Ansible was held on Tuesday, 29th September 2020. It was the second in the series …

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NREN Cloud set up webinars for network engineers kick-off

In a drive to help National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) own cloud service infrastructure, UbuntuNet Alliance has launched a series of webinars aimed at drilling NREN network and systems engineers on how their can set up and operate their own cloud systems. The webinar series kicked off in August 2020 with the first seminar …

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