Interview

TERNET Appoint New CEO

The Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) appointed their new CEO, Dr. Frank P. Seth on 14th September 2022. UbuntuNet Alliance caught up with him for a short interview on behalf of the Research and Education community of Eastern and Southern Africa. 1. Tell us a little about yourself, in terms of work experience and …

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Interview with Margaret Ngwira, former Head of Secretariat of the UbuntuNet Alliance

Margaret Ngwira, former librarian and founding member of the Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO) and MAREN, has been at the forefront of the establishment of the UbuntuNet Alliance (UA) – the only woman in a team of five pioneers – and is now running a small fruit winery in Malawi. Her most recent achievement …

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Network Engineers from our Member NRENs Continue to Benefit from Capacity Building Exercises held By UbuntuNet Alliance.

In order to achieve our vision of a vibrant community of NRENs, UbuntuNet Alliance carries out various capacity building exercises throughout the year under the AfricaConnect3 project. One of such workshops is the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) scaling techniques workshop. This workshop is meant to help build techniques for Network Engineers from our member NRENs …

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RENU Makes Connectivity Accessible to all Through Metro eduroam. Interview with Hellen Nakawungu.

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) began the rollout of eduroam in 2020. Since then, RENU has successfully deployed over 500 eduroam hotspots in across the country to the benefit of students and staff via connecting 61 Educational institutions from 42 service locations. Such exceptional progress cannot go unnoticed. We caught up with the Systems and Software …

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Prof. Madara Ogot Discusses NRENs and What They Should Expect From UbuntuNet Alliance in an Interview With GÉANT.

In an interview held by Silvia Fiore of GÉANT, the UbuntuNet Alliance CEO was able to give an insight into the plans and initiatives that the organization intends to carry out in the future. Here are some of the questions that Prof. Madara Ogot was asked along with his responses. Prof. Ogot, you have an …

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Interview with Hellen Nakawungu, Systems Engineer at RENU

As part of the #womeninSTEM campaign, we talk to Hellen Nakawungu, Systems Engineer at the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU). Hellen has worked in the Technical Department of RENU transitioning through different levels. She is currently the Head of Department, Systems and Software and the Coordinator for the Cyber Security Team. She is a computer scientist …

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NUANCE Interview: New ZAMREN CEO, Stein Mkandawire on driving ZAMREN to greater heights

The Board of Directors of the Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) appointed Stein Mkandawire, the NREN’s former Chief Technical Officer as the new CEO of ZAMREN taking over from long term CEO, Bonny Khunga who retired from the position on 31st March this year. NUANCE caught up with Stein Mkandawire (SM) to appreciate his …

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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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TERNET CTO, Damas Makweba speaks on the NREN’s progress in facilitating research and education networking in Tanzania

National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) within the UbuntuNet Alliance region continue to evolve at different paces. While some NRENs are progressing at a faster rate, others are progressing slowly. NUANCE caught up with Damas Makweba, the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) to find out the state of …

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“My dream is to see one education network for Africa.” Emotional farewell for Dr. Iman Abdelrahman

At the end of the 11th UbuntuNet Alliance Annual General Meeting of Members on 21st April 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia, participants offered a standing ovation to one of the most outstanding individuals of the Alliance; Dr. Iman Abdelrahman. This was after UbuntuNet Alliance CEO, Dr. Pascal Hoba had officially announced that the former Vice Chairperson …

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