ZAMREN

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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Mulungushi University Seeks Deputy Vice Chancellor

MULUNGUSHI UNIVERSITY, ZAMBIA COUNCIL OFFICE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: POSITION – DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR The Council of Mulungushi University through the search committee invites applications for this exciting opportunity at an institution with palpable momentum from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor. 1.0 About the University Mulungushi University, which has distinguished itself as a …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Community bids farewell to outgoing ZAMREN CEO, Bonny Khunga

The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance, Prof. Stephen Simukanga has led the UbuntuNet Alliance community in sending heartfelt farewell messages to outgoing CEO of the Zambia Research and Education Network, ZAMREN, Bonny Khunga who has retired from his position after serving for 9 years. Bonny retired from his post effective Tuesday, 31st March 2020. Following the …

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UbuntuNet Alliance CEO visits KENET, ZAMREN and RENU

As he continues to settle in his new role, UbuntuNet Alliance CEO, Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka recently paid courtesy call visits to three Member NRENs of KENET in Kenya, ZAMREN in Zambia and RENU in Uganda where he also visited the UbuntuNet Alliance Network Operating Center (NOC) at the UbuntuNet Alliance office in Kampala. Dr. Mtumbuka …

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ZAMREN demonstrates NREN meaningful synergies with public and private connectivity infrastructure owners

One of the prominent challenges most African National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) are struggling to deal with is the lack of ownership of connectivity infrastructure mainly due to funding hiccups. Most of these NRENs are however operating alongside public and private telecommunication companies and organisations that own infrastructure such as fiber optic ¬†backbones that …

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RENU, ZAMREN foster collaboration through an engineer training workshop

In a bid to strengthen the spirit of collaboration and sharing among NRENs in the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) extended an invitation to the Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) to nominate and send a network engineer from its community to help facilitate a Scalable Campus Network …

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