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Collaboration for Advancing Research and Education Networking: Insights from MAREN’s Twinning Program with ASNET-AM

In a significant stride towards enhancing research and education networking, the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) recently launched its NREN Twinning Programme in collaboration with the National Research and Academic Network of Armenia (ASNET-AM). This initiative, facilitated by UbuntuNet Alliance and GÉANT through the AfricaConnect 3 project and co-funded by the European Union, aims …

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Capacity Building: NREN Federation Operators Successfully Trained in Addis Ababa

The UbuntuNet Alliance recently concluded its Federation Operators (FedOps) Training hosted by EthERNet (Ethiopia National Research and Education Network) in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From January 29th to February 2nd, Federation Operators and representatives from member National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) gathered for an intensive five-day program aimed at enhancing their expertise …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Welcomes Two Esteemed Professionals to their Team

We are delighted to announce the newest additions to the UbuntuNet Alliance team- Mr. Shadreck Kalitera, our new Assistant Accountant, and Mr. Aubrey Kondowe, our new Procurement Officer. Both individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their respective roles, further strengthening our commitment to excellence in research and education networking across the region. …

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Cyber Security Capacity Building – AfricaConnect3 at GC3B in Accra

Digital is all around us. It is in everything we do and will continue to be the leading force of all our future endeavours. With this come huge opportunities as well as risks that we all need to be aware of. Under the theme “Cyber resilience for development”, over 600 participants gathered in the vibrant …

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Group on Earth Observations Week 2023 Ministerial Summit – UbuntuNet Alliance Admitted as a Participating Organization

The recent inclusion of the UbuntuNet Alliance in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) during the Ministerial Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 6-10, marks a pivotal moment in global collaboration. The GEO, a robust network connecting diverse entities, welcomes government institutions, academic and research bodies, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists, and experts …

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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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Honouring Africa’s Research Education Networks’ Pioneers

During the UbuntuNet Connect Conference in Kampala, Uganda, on October 27, 2023, the Alliance recognized the founder Chief Executive Officers of Africa’s Regional Research and Education Networks (RENs). The honorees included the Alliance’s Dr. FF Tusu Tusubira, Dr. Boubakar Barry of the West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN), and Dr. Yousef Tourman …

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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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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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Unlocking Data Access in Africa: UbuntuNet Alliance’s Presence at Open Repositories 2023

UbuntuNet Alliance showcased its commitment to advancing open science at the Open Repositories 2023 conference held in Cape Town, South Africa from 12th to 15th June, 2023. Represented by their Business Development Officer, Harold Bowa, UbuntuNet Alliance actively participated in panel discussions and engaged with prominent practitioners in the field of open science. Harold Bowa …

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