SomaliREN

SomaliREN succeeds in implementing the international service of eduroam

This article was originally posted on ASREN website After much effort, the Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) has successfully deployed eduroam, the secure world-wide education roaming access service. eduroam allows students, teachers and researchers in more than 100 countries to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply connecting …

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SomaliREN’s efforts to support universities in the face of COVID-19 – A beacon of hope!

The COVID19 virus outbreak has had a severe impact on all sectors and especially the education sector. The social distancing policy called for the suspension of all gatherings, including classrooms. The directive by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education to suspend the classes at the schools and universities for two weeks has come …

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SOMALIREN driving transformation through research and education networking innovation

The year 1975 was a pivotal period in the development of the Somali people. The Somali literacy campaign was concluded successfully with an astounding impact on the lives of the people, the economic development and the Somali identity. However, the lessons learned from the planning and execution of this campaign are of critical value today …

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UbuntuNet Alliance, World Bank Power SomaliREN’s connectivity to the UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2

29 June 2018/ Lilongwe, Malawi and Mogadishu, Somalia UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking is pleased to announce that it has successfully connected SomaliREN, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Somalia to the UbuntuNet network, the data network for NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa under the €26.6m European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2 …

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MAREN, SomaliREN hold breath as connection to the UbuntuNet Network draws closer

Excitement continues to build for the Research and Education Network (NREN) s of Malawi and Somalia as the countdown to the two NRENs connection to the UbuntuNet Network edges closer. The Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) and its counterpart, Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) are expected to be the among the first new …

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Using the NREN to Address Brain Drain in Recovering Nations: the Case of SomaliREN

Brain drain refers to the mass emigration of educated and very skilled people that leave their countries of origin to live and work in other countries that may have real or perceived better living conditions. Prolonged conflicts, tough economic conditions and environments that are not conducive to development have driven qualified academics and professionals abroad, …

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SomaliREN, UbuntuNet Alliance sign AfricaConnect 2 Advance Payment Agreement

One of the most abiding moments of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 week in Maputo, Mozambique, was the sight of Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) CEO Dahir Hassan Abdi sitting in a conference room next to UbuntuNet Alliance CEO Dr. Pascal Hoba. It was on Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:00hrs local time. The two were signing SomaliREN’s …

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SomaliREN appoints new CEO

The Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) Board has elected Eng. Addullahi Bihi Hussein as the network’s new CEO effective February 2016. The NREN’s former Chief Technical Officer (CTO) replaces Dahir Hassan Abdi who has been at the helm of the network since its establishment 2006. Eng. Hussein takes over the hot seat at SomaliREN …

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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 – September 2010

About this Issue Tusu, CEO, UbuntuNet Alliance In preparation for UbuntuNet-Connect 2010, we thought it would be useful to share some updates on progress among the different NRENs to prime our readers for this important annual event.  The briefs come straight from the desks of the CEOs of the member NRENs.  Any way one looks …

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