Interview

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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The Internet should be a highway road accessible to everyone- Jim Forster

African governments and IT players on the continent should aim at building and opening up e-Infrastructure and internet services so that they are affordable and easily accessible to users. Jim Forster, a former 20 year employee of the world’s leading IT and Networking company Cisco Systems and now Chairman of NetworkTheWorld, made the suggestion in …

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The importance of academic peering Q&A with Prof. Deirdre Carabine – Virtual University of Uganda

Professor Deirdre Carabine is the co-founder of VUU, the Virtual University of Uganda. A philosopher by training she is passionate about embracing ICT to enhance the higher education experience. At the UbuntuNet-Connect conference last November she presented a paper on How ICTs and Collaboration with NRENs are changing the Face of Higher Education. Here is …

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ITU Is Worried About High Cost of Broadband in Africa*

Technological advancements may have been achieved in leaps and bounds in recent times beyond expectations. But the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for the Information and Communications Technology industry, is disturbed that regions such as Africa still lack access to broadband, and where available it remains too expensive. Ahead of the  …

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Exclusive: UbuntuNet Alliance CEO discusses UbuntuNet-Connect 2016, future of Africa’s research and education networking

The month of November is a special one for UbuntuNet Alliance as this is the time the Regional Research and Education Network (RREN) for Southern and Eastern Africa holds its annual networking conference, the UbuntuNet-Connect. This year, ICT practitioners, researchers, representatives from ministries of higher education and members of the global NREN community converged in …

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NUANCE celebrates eighth anniversary: New dedicated columns in the pipeline

During the month of June every year, UbuntuNet Alliance celebrates the anniversary of the Newsletter of UbuntuNet Alliance: Networks, Collaboration, Education (NUANCE), a monthly e-newsletter that carries latest Research and Education networking updates from within the Alliance region and the rest of the global R&E networking community. June 2016 marks 8 years of existence of …

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