WACREN

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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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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AfriGEO Community counts on AfricaConnect3 project for enhanced Internet connectivity

The African Group on Earth Observation (AfriGEO) community, a member of the global Group on Earth Observation (GEO) says it expects the AfricaConnect3 project, a Pan-African project aimed at creating an internet network for research and education across Africa, to boost internet connectivity in the community’s sites in Africa. GEO is a unique global network …

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AfricaConnect3 to feature at Paris Peace Forum 2020

After a competitive selection process with over 850 applications, the AfricaConnect3 project has been selected as one of the 100 projects to be showcased at the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum 2020 from the 11th to the 13th of November 2020. The Paris Peace Forum is a prestigious event that seeks to advance …

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Register for the Virtual Workshop on Collaboration between AfriGEO & AfricaConnect3

UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with its sister African Regional Education Networks of West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the Arab States Research and Education Network ( ASREN) invite you to register for the African Group on Earth Observation (AfriGEO) and AfricaConnect3 Collaboration workshop which will be held on Wednesday, 19th August …

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Skills Profile Development Workshop

This online workshop, taking place on August 19, 2020 at 11:00 – 13:30 UTC is part of the objective in AfricaConnect3 to establish a framework to guide the development of Open Access Repositories (OARs) and Open Access Journals (OAJs). Stakeholders will discuss evolving skills profiles of African higher learning institutions (HLI) librarians using feedback generated from the LIBSENSE …

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The AAU and the RRENs Call for strengthening of campus network infrastructure for African Higher Education Institutions to cope with COVID-19 disruptions

6th April 2020: Accra, Ghana Amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many academic and research communities have resolved to work remotely for health and safety reasons. This situation has proved the importance of building strong communications infrastructures for higher education and research institutions, able to support advanced services delivered through high-speed telecommunications networks. The Association of …

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AfricaConnect3 project to extend pan-African high-speed internet connectivity and services for research and education

PRESS RELEASE 18th December 2019/Brussels, Belgium Following the success of predecessor projects ‘AfricaConnect’ and ‘AfricaConnect2’, Africa’s three regional Research and Education Networks (RENs) UbuntuNet Alliance, West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), in partnership with Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services GÉANT, have …

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WACREN2019: Time to go Beyond!

The week of 11 to 15 March accommodated plenty of room for a variety of works to set off from librarians and NRENs collaborating on repositories during the LIBSENSE workshop to AfricaConnect2 coordination meetings to knowledge exchange during the annual WACREN conference. This year, Ghanian NREN GARNET hosted the conference in the capital city of …

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Press release: West and Central Africa connects to the global R&E network to unleash its potential

The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the call for tenders to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa published back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services. By signing the contract through AfricaConnect2, WACREN, the regional Research and Education Network in West and Central Africa, will …

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