AfricaConnect

Collaboration for Advancing Research and Education Networking: Insights from MAREN’s Twinning Program with ASNET-AM

In a significant stride towards enhancing research and education networking, the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) recently launched its NREN Twinning Programme in collaboration with the National Research and Academic Network of Armenia (ASNET-AM). This initiative, facilitated by UbuntuNet Alliance and GÉANT through the AfricaConnect 3 project and co-funded by the European Union, aims …

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Women for STEM: Spotlighting the Heroines Behind the Scenes through the CONNECT Magazine

In previous years UbuntuNet Alliance’s partner organization through the AfricaConnect3 project, GÉANT, has championed women in the research and education community with a focus on women in STEM fields. Various interviews and spotlight articles are published in their CONNECT magazine to showcase their contributions and encourage young women to get involved in STEM fields to …

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Call for Abstracts and Panel Session Proposals Now Open: UbuntuNet-Connect 2024

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the call for abstracts and panel session proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2024, the premier conference dedicated to advancing research and education networking in East and Southern Africa. This year, UbuntuNet-Connect will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and hosted by TERNET. As always, the conference offers a …

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Capacity Building: NREN Federation Operators Successfully Trained in Addis Ababa

The UbuntuNet Alliance recently concluded its Federation Operators (FedOps) Training hosted by EthERNet (Ethiopia National Research and Education Network) in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From January 29th to February 2nd, Federation Operators and representatives from member National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) gathered for an intensive five-day program aimed at enhancing their expertise …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Unveils the Theme for UbuntuNet-Connect 2024!

Get ready to embark on the road to this year’s annual research and education networking conference as UbuntuNet Alliance proudly announces the theme for this year’s UbuntuNet-Connect 2024 conference: “Maximizing Technological Advancements in Research and Education.“ With technology evolving at an unprecedented pace, this conference is set delve into the transformative power of technology within …

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MAREN And ASNET-AM Launch Twinning Project To Boost ICT Skills And Collaboration

High-Performance Computing, Big Data Analytics, and Communication Workshops Mark the Commencement of NREN Twinning Project The Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) and ASNET-AM, the National Research and Education Network of Armenia, have inaugurated their NREN Twinning Project, marked by a series of workshops focusing on High-Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data Analytics, Communication, and Marketing. …

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Cyber Security Capacity Building – AfricaConnect3 at GC3B in Accra

Digital is all around us. It is in everything we do and will continue to be the leading force of all our future endeavours. With this come huge opportunities as well as risks that we all need to be aware of. Under the theme “Cyber resilience for development”, over 600 participants gathered in the vibrant …

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The first UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon: Empowering Women Through AfricaConnect3

In a groundbreaking prelude to the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Conference from October 23 to 25, 2023, the UbuntuNet Alliance, in collaboration with the European Union under the AfricaConnect3 project, orchestrated a historic event – the first-ever UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon. This initiative, an integral part of the AfricaConnect3 deliverables, was designed to champion gender equality in …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2023: A Resounding Success in Kampala, Uganda

The 16th annual UbuntuNet Alliance conference, UbuntuNet-Connect 2023, held in Kampala, Uganda, on October 26th and 27th, was an unqualified success. Hosted by the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU), this year’s conference surpassed all expectations and made a lasting impact for several remarkable reasons. One of the standout features of UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 was …

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Bridging the Gender Gap in ICT Innovation – The first UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon

In a groundbreaking moment for the UbuntuNet Alliance region in East and Southern Africa, the first Women Hackathon unfolded from October 23rd to 25th, 2023, as part of the EU co-funded AfricaConnect 3 capacity building initiatives. This historic event marked the first-ever women-exclusive hackathon in the region, cementing its status as a monumental success in …

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