ZAMREN

ZAMREN House Commissioned in Colourful Ceremony

On May 29, 2024, the Zambia Minister for Education, Hon. Douglas Syakalima, commissioned the purpose-built ZAMREN House, the new home of the Zambia Research and Education Network. The magnificent facility, whose construction was overseen by the ZAMREN Board and management and daily by the CEO, Mr Stein Mkandawire, sits on the campus of the University …

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Webinar Recap: Design and Implementation of Marketing Strategies for NRENs

On May 27, 2024, UbuntuNet Alliance successfully hosted a dynamic and insightful webinar titled “Design and Implementation of Marketing Strategies for NRENs.” This event, tailored exclusively for NREN marketing and communications personnel, provided a comprehensive exploration into the intricacies of developing and executing impactful marketing strategies for NRENs. The webinar featured an expert panel composed …

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The first UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon: Empowering Women Through AfricaConnect3

In a groundbreaking prelude to the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Conference from October 23 to 25, 2023, the UbuntuNet Alliance, in collaboration with the European Union under the AfricaConnect3 project, orchestrated a historic event – the first-ever UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon. This initiative, an integral part of the AfricaConnect3 deliverables, was designed to champion gender equality in …

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Advancing SDG 9: African RENs’ Role in Building Resilient Infrastructure and Fostering Innovation

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the importance of achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be overstated. Among these goals, SDG 9 holds particular significance as it focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation. This goal serves as a critical foundation for societal growth and development, facilitating …

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African Networks Ensuring Inclusive, Equitable Quality Education for All (SDG 4)

Access to education is a fundamental human right at the heart of the SDGs. National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) are leaping barriers to education in the African world through e-learning. They provide higher education establishments and research centers with affordable and reliable connectivity and services. Thanks to lower connectivity prices and user-dedicated services, they help …

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ZAMREN: Celebrating 10 years of Enabling Knowledge and Digital Transformation

Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) was formed in 2007 by three education institutions, Copperbelt University, University of Zambia and Mulungushi University. In 2012, ZAMREN was operationalised after the industry regulator Zambia Information and Communications Technology (ZICTA) granted the service license and is registered as Public Benefit Organization (PBO). This year, ZAMREN celebrates ten years …

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ZAMREN installs Moodle, offers free hosting for 22 universities during Covid-19 lockdown

The Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) has assisted 22 member universities install Moodle, a virtual learning management platform to allow the institutions carry on with teaching and learning activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, ZAMREN is also hosting all the 22 Moodle instances of the universities at its data center for free as …

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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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Optimising Moodle for Remote Teaching and Learning Webinar

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, where at least 1.3 billion students and learners across the planet are affected by closure of schools and universities, academic institutions are frantically exploring different platforms for online teaching and learning. To assist institutions choose and adopt standard and efficient platforms and tools, UbuntuNet Alliance is running a …

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