Training

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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UbuntuNet Alliance, Internet Society to train NREN engineers online

UbuntuNet Alliance has, in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC), organized a three-week Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) online training workshop for network engineers from the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region. The workshop, to be facilitated experts from ISOC, will be held through daily one-hour sessions starting from 13th – 31st July 2020. The …

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MAREN trains public university engineers

Students and staff from public universities and colleges across Malawi should soon start enjoying improved Internet services in their campuses following a training session for network engineers from seven public institutions organised by the Malawi Research and Education Network, (MAREN) MAREN has organised the training session, which runs from 2nd to 13th December 2019 through …

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Academia team steps up NREN establishment initiative in Mauritius

A dedicated team led by public university staff in Mauritius has stepped up efforts to establish a National Research and Education Network (NREN) of the island nation. Mauritius is one of the 10 countries from the UbuntuNet Alliance region that are in process of establishing their NRENs and the UbuntuNet Alliance is keen to help …

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Six years and counting: UbuntuNet Alliance capacity building programme going from strength to strength

For the sixth consecutive year since 2012 UbuntuNet Alliance this year, in collaboration with the Network Start-Up Resource Center (NSRC) once again held the Advanced Routing and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) training for NRENs, a programme that has trickled down to over 1000 NREN engineers since its inception. Under this training, which is sponsored by …

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