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NRENs to Pay Lower Per Unit Price on Connectivity as UbuntuNet Network Upgrades to 20Gbps Total Capacity

Recently, the Ubuntunet Alliance completed a significant upgrade to the core of its network. The core interconnects the key Points of Presence (PoPs) of Cape Town, Mtunzini, Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Amsterdam. The upgrade was done on links ranging from 2Gbps to 3 Gbps in capacity, increasing their capacity to 10Gbps, thereby bringing …

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Bringing African NRENs’ Contribution to UN SDGs to the Surface

African NRENs are contributing to the United National Sustainable Development Goals both directly and indirectly, playing a critical role in the achievement of the global sustainable agenda and, in other words, making our planet a better place for all. As UN SDGs have become important parameters for decision and policy makers to measure the success …

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Request for Proposals from NRENs: Staff Exchange Between NRENs

UbuntuNet Alliance is implementing the AfricaConnect3 project co-funded by the European Union and the beneficiary NRENs. The AfricaConnect3 project seeks to unlock the potential of education and research through increased access to digital infrastructures and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this project, UbuntuNet Alliance invites proposals from member NRENs to …

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UbuntuNet Alliance in Attendance as ASREN Hosts Successful e-AGE22 Conference

The e-AGE22, which is part of the annual conference for the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), was held in Cairo, Egypt from 13-14 December 2022. The conference was hosted by the Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and was themed “Science Cooperation – Taking NRENs Further.” The conference brought together researchers …

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Re-thinking the work of African National Research and Education Networks through the lenses of the UN SDGs

This story was originally posted on the AfricaConnect3 website Around 40 representatives of African NRENs, research centres and higher education institutions came together in Gaborone, Botswana on Thursday 24 November, 2022, to discuss how their respective organisations are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop was part of a bigger initiative run …

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Regional CSIRT Training Under the AfricaConnect3 Project Successfully Held in Collaboration with IUCEA

UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education for Networking and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) came together to hold a regional Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) training under the AfricaConnect3 project. This followed signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in various areas such as Cybersecurity, eduroam deployment & support, and Trust …

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The “Hidden Collections Africa” Programme: UbuntuNet Alliance Partnership Agreement with the Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR).

UbuntuNet Alliance is one of three international organizations to sign a partnership agreement with the Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR). CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization based in the United States, that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. The two …


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eduID.africa Joins eduGAIN

Students, researchers, scientists and educators across Africa’s research and education landscape can now have secure and trusted access to global online resources as the eduID.africa Catch-All Federation joins the eduGAIN interfederation.  eduID.africa is the identity and access management framework implemented in the AfricaConnect3 project by the three regional research networks to fast-track the rollout of …

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ASREN Gears up for e-AGE22 Conference

e-AGE22 is the 12th edition of the annual conference held by the regional research and education network of Northern Africa, ASREN. This year it will be hosted by ASRT, the Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research and Technology in Cairo, Egypt from 13-15 December 2022. e-AGE22 is coming with “Science Cooperation – Taking NRENs Further” as the …

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Eastern and Southern African NRENs Represented in the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly 77

Prof. Madara Ogot, the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking was part of a panel discussion at the Science Summit at UNGA77. The Panel set out to discuss the Digital infrastructure to enable Science and Cooperation in Africa. Throughout the panel discussion Prof. Ogot was able to shine a light on the …

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