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TENET, South Africa, Showcases its Contribution to the UN SDGs

The activities of our South African member NREN, TENET, have aided the achievement of multiple SDGs in their country. From eduroam to affordable internet connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NREN has documented and shared its initiatives through stories and news articles. Using the methods techniques developed under the AfricaConnect3 project, TENET has showcased how …

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TNC Emerging NRENs Programme: Call for Proposals

We would like to bring to your attention that the TNC 2023 Emerging NREN Programme (ENP 2023) is now open for application. You can access the call for proposals here. The ENP is part of the AfricaConnect3 project, co-funded by the European Union, that seeks to unlock the potential of education and research through increased …

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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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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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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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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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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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