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Re-thinking the work of African National Research and Education Networks through the lenses of the UN SDGs

This story was originally posted on the AfricaConnect3 website Around 40 representatives of African NRENs, research centres and higher education institutions came together in Gaborone, Botswana on Thursday 24 November, 2022, to discuss how their respective organisations are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop was part of a bigger initiative run …

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Ten Librarians Set to Attend Open Science Training Curtesy of National Research Foundation, UNESCO and South Africa Department of Science and Innovation.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in collaboration with UNESCO and the Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa, is set to provide funding for ten librarians from within the UbuntuNet Alliance region to attend an Open Science training taking place as a pre-conference event to UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 on 23rd November 2022. This is in …

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Meet The UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 Silver Sponsors: WIOCC

Following a history of working with UbuntuNet Alliance as a service provider of internet connectivity infrastructure, We are greatly pleased to announce WIOCC as one of the Silver Sponsors for the upcoming UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 conference. The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) is the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 Conference Programme Now Out. Register Now!

With the 15th annual research and education networking conference just 3 months away, UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of the programme for the event. View the programme here. Register now, via early bird registration here! This year, the UbuntuNet-Connect Conference is set to be as exciting as always as it will take …

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Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce its 15th annual Research and Education Networking conference, UbuntuNet Connect 2022, which shall be a hybrid event in the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone, on 24th and 25th November 2022.  The event shall be hosted by the NREN of Botswana, BotsREN. The theme for is Redesigning the Digitalized African …

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Regional, National Research and Education Networks appeal for recognition from governments as UbuntuNet-Connect 2020 opens in Style

African National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) have appealed to the African Union Commission (AUC) to help in lobbying  African governments to recognize the NRENs as enablers of technology and providers of Internet connectivity and other research and education tools for education and research institutions in their countries.   UbuntuNet Alliance Vice Chairperson, Dr. Julianne …

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Theme for UbuntuNet-Connect 2020 announced. Register now!

National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) exist in 38 countries in Africa – albeit at different stages of development – with the primary role of connecting research and education institutions and providing them with other value-added services driving digital transformation. When the Covid-19 pandemic spread around the globe, while education and research institutions in the …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2020 to be held as a virtual event

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce that its 13th annual research and education networking conference, UbuntuNet-Connect 2020, will be held as a virtual event from 18-20 November 2020. The event was scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa and hosted by the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) the NREN of …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2019 programme announced

UbuntuNet Alliance is delighted to announce that the draft programme for its 12th annual networking conference, UbuntuNet-Connect 2019, scheduled for 31st October – 1st November 2019 in Antananarivo, Madagascar is now published. The programme, published here, contains an exciting line up of activities which will start with a Zumba session for participants on the morning …

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