Events

UbuntuNet Alliance’s Journey at TNC2023: Paving the Way for African Research Excellence

UbuntuNet Alliance recently participated in the TNC23 conference organized by GÉANT. The event, held in Tirana, Albania from 5th to 9th June 2023, revolved around the theme of “Digital Generations.” UbuntuNet Alliance seized this valuable opportunity to connect with fellow practitioners in research and education, fostering discussions on potential collaborations and advancements within the African …

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Fostering Collaboration and Learning: The Emerging NREN Programme at TCN23 Conference

The Emerging NREN Programme (ENP) took center stage alongside the TCN23 conference, bringing together individuals from emerging National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) worldwide. This unique initiative aimed to integrate NREN staff members into the TNC community, fostering synergies and connections between European and international NRENs. With a focus on engineering and technical personnel, the …

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Moving Towards A Greener Future: The Role of African RENs in Achieving SDG13

The World has just seven short years to the finishing line, and we are still determining whether we can meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 13 (Climate Action) is on red alert. In fact, the UN says this is “humanity’s ‘code red’ warning”! International organisations, governments, and regional and local institutions, including academic and …

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RENU Shares Best Practices for NREN Communications in Recent Webinar.

From internal coordination to external engagements, NREN communications and marketing play a vital role in helping NRENs grow and achieve sustainability. The wonderful work that NRENs do, amplified by vibrant communications has reaped significant benefits for some NRENs such as RENU. Through the webinar “Harnessing the potential of NREN communication”, the communications lead from RENU, …

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ZIMREN Successfully Hosts the UbuntuNet Alliance 17th Annual General Meeting.

UbuuntuNet Alliance successfully held its 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 5th, 2023, at the prestigious Cresta Lodge in Harare, Zimbabwe hosted by the Zimbabwean Research and Education Network. The event brought together NREN CEOs, UbuntuNet Alliance management, and the Alliance’s esteemed board to deliberate on matters governing the organization and make crucial decisions. …

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Zimbabwe Government Welcomes Internet Connectivity at Varsities

Zimbabwe government has applauded efforts by the Ubuntu Net Alliance to partner the National Research and Education Networks (NRENS) to bring internet connectivity at universities. Speaking during the 17th UbuntuNet Alliance annual general meeting, Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation Science and Technology Development secretary Fanuel Tagwireyi said Zimbabwe was indebted to Ubuntu Net Alliance, which …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Call for Sponsorship Now Out!

150 to 200 participants including educational policy makers, vice chancellors, researchers, librarians and NREN CEOs from around Africa and beyond, at your disposal for 2 days through the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 conference. We are excited to invite all interested parties to participate as a sponsor in this upcoming conference, which will be held in Kampala Uganda from 26 to …

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Three From the UbuntuNet Alliance Region Set to Attend TNC 2023 Via the Emerging NREN Programme

Incorporating NREN staff members from emerging NRENs into one of the biggest research and education annual conferences, TNC, is a priority for the organizers, GÉANT. Through the Emerging NREN programme, GÉANT has been able to ensure the attendance of 65 participants from 37 different countries since 2018. This year, 2 more participants from the UbuntuNet …

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Research and Education Networks Converge in Accra, Ghana for the WACREN 2023 Conference

Participants in Research and Education Networks from across Africa and beyond converged in Accra, Ghana to celebrate the gains made during the West and Central Africa Research and Education Networks (WACREN) 2023 Conference. This year the conference was Jam packed with valuable discussions under the theme “Tooling Up for the African Digital Learner and Researche”. …

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Call for Abstracts and Panel Session Proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2023

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts and panel session proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2023, which will be held on 26th and 27th October 2023 in Kampala, Uganda. UbuntuNet-Connect is the annual conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance, the regional research and education network for Eastern and Southern Africa. This year marks its 16th edition …

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