Projects

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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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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Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce its 15th annual Research and Education Networking conference, UbuntuNet Connect 2022, which shall be a hybrid event in the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone, on 24th and 25th November 2022.  The event shall be hosted by the NREN of Botswana, BotsREN. The theme for is Redesigning the Digitalized African …

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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 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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UbuntuNet Alliance, World Bank Power SomaliREN’s connectivity to the UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2

29 June 2018/ Lilongwe, Malawi and Mogadishu, Somalia UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking is pleased to announce that it has successfully connected SomaliREN, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Somalia to the UbuntuNet network, the data network for NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa under the €26.6m European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2 …

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Abu-Ghazaleh: Moroccan Academic and Research Network (MARWAN) Connects to GÉANT and ASREN under the AfricaConnect2 Project

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and H.E. Prof. Mohamed Khalfaoui, Director of Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a high capacity connection between the Moroccan National Research and Education Network (MARWAN) and the pan-European …

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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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North and South join forces to promote Open Science in Africa

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Kenya and the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative in Nigeria are among the very first organizations in Africa to begin use of DataCite Digital Object Identifier (DOI) prefixes. The partnership with the Sci-GaIA project and the Conference of Italian University Rectors will help the research organizations …

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Sci-GaIA’s 6th workshop on “e-Infrastructures and Open Science in support of Public Health slated for February 2017

The 6th workshop of the EU-funded Sci-GaIA project on “e-Infrastructures and Open Science in support of Public Health” will be held on the 8th of February 2017 at the Conference Centre of the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology of the Kenyatta University, which …

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