Open Access

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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NUANCE – April 2014

SudREN hosts 8th Council of Members Meeting The Sudanese Research and Education Network (SudREN) successfully hosted the 8th Council of Members cluster of Meetings in Khartoum Sudan at the end of March 2013. From logistics for entry visas to the actual schedule of activities, participants were amazed as if it wasn’t SudREN’s first time to …

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NUANCE – May 2013

UbuntuNet network set to grow UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) has awarded a 15 year contract to WIOCC to provide connectivity services in Southern and Eastern Africa, kicking off a two year planning and procurement phase for the AfricaConnect project. This was announced in a press release …

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NUANCE – July 2009

SEACOM Cable goes live At long last, the SEACOM cable from London and Marseilles to South Africa was finally switched on towards the end of July 2009, ultimately connecting the coastal countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. The cable has brought hope and excitement in the region as users expect bandwidth prices to …

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NUANCE – February 2009

AU Secretary General Visits UbuntuNet Secretariat The relationship between UbuntuNet Alliance and the Association of African Universities continues to rise as the two organizations work together: the AAU gives continental level policy leadership to research and education networking in Africa, and is also responsible for the process through which the Chairperson of the Alliance is …

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