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Call for Proposals from Librarians to Participate in Open Science Training

UbuntuNet Alliance invites university librarians in Eastern and Southern Africa to submit proposals to participate in a one-day training on Open Science (OS), collocated with the UbuntuNet-Connect 2024 Conference. The training is funded under the AfricaConnect3 project, co-funded by the European Union, and the Africa Open Science Platform (AOSP), co-funded by the National Research Fund, …

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Utafiti Africa now live on Twitter and LinkedIn

In a significant move to empower African researchers and streamline the process of securing research funding, UbuntuNet Alliance proudly introduces the launch of Utafiti Africa on Twitter and LinkedIn. This development marks a pivotal step in creating a more accessible and connected research community across the continent. Utafiti Africa, a platform initiated by UbuntuNet Alliance …

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Call for Proposals: Empowering Librarians Through Open Science

In our endeavor to unlock the cast potential of education and research across Africa as is also reflected in the AfricaConnect 3 project, we aim to enhance access to digital infrastructure and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this, we are excited to extend an invitation to librarians across the UbuntuNet …

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Unlocking Data Access in Africa: UbuntuNet Alliance’s Presence at Open Repositories 2023

UbuntuNet Alliance showcased its commitment to advancing open science at the Open Repositories 2023 conference held in Cape Town, South Africa from 12th to 15th June, 2023. Represented by their Business Development Officer, Harold Bowa, UbuntuNet Alliance actively participated in panel discussions and engaged with prominent practitioners in the field of open science. Harold Bowa …

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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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Research Reference Library Added to Utafiti Africa

The Research Reference Library at Utafiti Africa is now online and contains reference books targeting both researchers and research managers. All books are Open Access and are made available by some of the top global publishers. For researchers, the library has books on broadly applicable research methodologies, programming approaches, research ethics, and research statistical methods. …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Participates in the WACREN 2022 Conference

UbuntuNet Alliance was pleased to have its CEO, Prof Madara Ogot and the project manager, Mr. Eliakim Okundi in attendance at this year’s annual research and education conference hosted by WACREN, our sister organization. The conference took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 25 – 29 April 2022 under the theme “Open Science Africa, Connecting …

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Experts discuss an open access programme for Africa

The consultative forum, which was first in a series, discussed the agenda and programmes to investigate, develop, and evaluate the relevant technical infrastructure, policy implications, and sustainability models. The idea was to come up with interventions that can best serve the strategic and policy goals of the scholars, institutions and governments in the countries of …

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NUANCE – December 2014

More NREN involvement needed in public service delivery using e-infrastructures – EU Research and Education Networks are key actors in transforming developing economies into knowledge societies, spearheading technological and service innovation. They therefore deserve high political visibility towards governments, regulators and academia.  These were the words of Anni Hellman, Deputy Head of e-Infrastructures Unit, DG …

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