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UbuntuNet-Connect 2023: A Resounding Success in Kampala, Uganda

The 16th annual UbuntuNet Alliance conference, UbuntuNet-Connect 2023, held in Kampala, Uganda, on October 26th and 27th, was an unqualified success. Hosted by the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU), this year’s conference surpassed all expectations and made a lasting impact for several remarkable reasons. One of the standout features of UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 was …

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Bridging the Gender Gap in ICT Innovation – The first UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon

In a groundbreaking moment for the UbuntuNet Alliance region in East and Southern Africa, the first Women Hackathon unfolded from October 23rd to 25th, 2023, as part of the EU co-funded AfricaConnect 3 capacity building initiatives. This historic event marked the first-ever women-exclusive hackathon in the region, cementing its status as a monumental success in …

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Connecting Botswana: BotsREN Joins UbuntuNet Alliance Backbone

Botswana is on the verge of a digital transformation that will significantly impact its research and education sectors. We, together with the Botswana Research and Education Network (BotsREN) are thrilled to announce its successful connection to the UbuntuNet Alliance internet connectivity backbone. This milestone isn’t just a technological achievement; it’s a pivotal moment for the …

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NRENs in East and Southern Africa Foster more Relationships Through Staff Exchange Programmes

National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) best learn from each other. Over the years, emerging NRENs have found that learning by visiting established NRENs speeds up learning. Under the AfricaConnect 3 project, co-funded by the EU, UbuntuNet Alliance has fostered this initiative by supporting staff exchanges every year to allow staff from one NREN to …

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Empowering Research and Education Networks: UbuntuNet Alliance Holds MPLS Workshop in Malawi.

In a significant stride towards enhancing the capabilities of Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa, the UbuntuNet Alliance organized the MPLS Applications for NRENs workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi. The event, which has taken place from September 25th to 29th, 2023, has been hosted by the incumbent NREN in Malawi, the Malawi Research and Education …

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Malawian Academic And Research Institutions To Enjoy Faster Networks

Research and education institutions on the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) will soon start experiencing faster sharing of information and resources between themselves and their peers, following plans by MAREN to adopt a new networking routing system. MAREN CEO Solomon Dindi made the pledge on Monday in Lilongwe during the opening of a five-day …

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MAREN Urges Researchers To Utilize High-Performance Computing

In a bid to accelerate scientific discoveries and technological advancements, the Malawi National Research and Education Network (Maren) has called upon researchers across the nation to tap into the potential of High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems available at the network┬┤s offices at the Kamuzu College of Health Sciences (KUHeS) in Blantyre. Maren Chief Executive Officer, Solomon …

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KENET Holds ICT Directors Forum for Tertiary Colleges

The Annual ICT Directors Forum  for Tertiary Colleges was held in Nairobi between August 31 – September 1, 2023. The One and half-day – in person event was attended by ICT Directors from Tertiary Colleges or their representatives, Trainers and invited guests with 80 participants. The theme of the forum was , “Readiness for digitalization …

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Secure Your Spot at UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Via Normal Registration

We are thrilled to announce the latest updates regarding the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Conference! As the early bird registration phase officially comes to a close on 31st August 2023, we want to express our sincere gratitude to those who have registered. Your commitment to our community is truly remarkable. For those who missed the early bird …

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MAREN Invades UbuntuNet Alliance

The Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN), led by its CEO Mr. Solomon DIndi, made a visit to the UbuntuNet Alliance secretariat in Lilongwe, Malawi. This visit marked not only a gesture of goodwill but also a strategic move towards fostering collaboration in the realm of research and education in the African region. The primary …

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