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African NRENs meet to kick-start conversation about their contribution to UN SDGs

This story was sourced from the official AfricaConnect3 website and was written by Siliva Fiore of GÉANT On September 14, 2022, representatives from several African countries took part in the online webinar organised by the AfricaConnect3 Communications team “How are African NRENs contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?“. The webinar meant to be …

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How can African NRENs Contribute to, and Benefit from, the UN SDGs? Webinar – 14 Sept, 2022

What are the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how are they relevant to the African R&E Community? And why should African NRENs consider their contribution to these targets when making a case for their existence? The UN SDGs have become a benchmark to strive towards a better world. Therefore, showcasing that NRENs carry out …

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Mapping the Maturity of NRENs of Eastern and Southern Africa

In recent months, UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with RENATER, IRD and CIRAD with financial support from AFD have been collecting data about the development status of NRENs in Eastern and southern Africa. The results of the survey were presented at a hybrid workshop held at the side lines of RENATER’s annual conference, JRES 2022 held …

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Access UbuntuNet Alliance’ Annual Reports for 2020 and 2021

The UbuntuNet Alliance annual reports for the year 2020 and 2021 are now available via our online repository. In what was a challenging year for the world due to COVID-19, 2020 was difficult for the whole of the research and education community in Eastern and Southern Africa. The 2020 annual report provides an insight on …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Participates in the WACREN 2022 Conference

UbuntuNet Alliance was pleased to have its CEO, Prof Madara Ogot and the project manager, Mr. Eliakim Okundi in attendance at this year’s annual research and education conference hosted by WACREN, our sister organization. The conference took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 25 – 29 April 2022 under the theme “Open Science Africa, Connecting …

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BEAA New Collaboration for Shared Transoceanic R&E Networking Resilience

Seven leading regional and national Research and Education networks and organisations across multiple continents announced the establishment of the “Bridging Europe, Africa and the Americas” (BEAA) Collaboration, aiming to increase the resilience of their networks across a set of transoceanic links that interconnect their communities in Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe and Latin America. The …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Identifies Two Candidates for the TNC22 Emerging NREN Programme

Following the announcement of The Network Conference 2022 (TNC22), UbuntuNet Alliance together with GÉANT conducted an activity to identify two candidates from NRENs within the UbuntuNet Alliance community who would attend the Emerging NREN Programme (ENP) which runs alongside TNC since 2017. This year, TNC will take place in Triest, Italy from 13th to 17th …

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UbuntuNet Alliance and IUCEA finalise Cooperation Details

During a visit to the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Secretariat Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda, the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance (UA), Prof Madara Ogot, and the Executive Secretary of the IUCEA, Prof. Gaspard Banyankibona, sat down with their technical teams and finalised the text for a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. The March …

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Register for WACREN 2021

The West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) will have its 6th Annual Conference from 15-19 March 2021 as a virtual event hosted by the Benin Research and Education Network (RBER) / ADN. The theme of the conference is: “Digital Transformation for Development” and authors will present their works on the theme or related subjects on:  …

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