Projects

Honouring Africa’s Research Education Networks’ Pioneers

During the UbuntuNet Connect Conference in Kampala, Uganda, on October 27, 2023, the Alliance recognized the founder Chief Executive Officers of Africa’s Regional Research and Education Networks (RENs). The honorees included the Alliance’s Dr. FF Tusu Tusubira, Dr. Boubakar Barry of the West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN), and Dr. Yousef Tourman …

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NRENs in East and Southern Africa Foster more Relationships Through Staff Exchange Programmes

National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) best learn from each other. Over the years, emerging NRENs have found that learning by visiting established NRENs speeds up learning. Under the AfricaConnect 3 project, co-funded by the EU, UbuntuNet Alliance has fostered this initiative by supporting staff exchanges every year to allow staff from one NREN to …

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Empowering Research and Education Networks: UbuntuNet Alliance Holds MPLS Workshop in Malawi.

In a significant stride towards enhancing the capabilities of Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa, the UbuntuNet Alliance organized the MPLS Applications for NRENs workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi. The event, which has taken place from September 25th to 29th, 2023, has been hosted by the incumbent NREN in Malawi, the Malawi Research and Education …

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Secure Your Spot at UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Via Normal Registration

We are thrilled to announce the latest updates regarding the UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Conference! As the early bird registration phase officially comes to a close on 31st August 2023, we want to express our sincere gratitude to those who have registered. Your commitment to our community is truly remarkable. For those who missed the early bird …

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MAREN Invades UbuntuNet Alliance

The Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN), led by its CEO Mr. Solomon DIndi, made a visit to the UbuntuNet Alliance secretariat in Lilongwe, Malawi. This visit marked not only a gesture of goodwill but also a strategic move towards fostering collaboration in the realm of research and education in the African region. The primary …

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Advancing SDG 9: African RENs’ Role in Building Resilient Infrastructure and Fostering Innovation

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the importance of achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be overstated. Among these goals, SDG 9 holds particular significance as it focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation. This goal serves as a critical foundation for societal growth and development, facilitating …

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Call for Proposals: Empowering Librarians Through Open Science

In our endeavor to unlock the cast potential of education and research across Africa as is also reflected in the AfricaConnect 3 project, we aim to enhance access to digital infrastructure and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this, we are excited to extend an invitation to librarians across the UbuntuNet …

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Apply now: UbuntuNet Alliance Women Hackathon 2023

In an effort to promote gender balance in the tech industry and overcome the underrepresentation of women in software development, the UbuntuNet Alliance is organizing a Women Hackathon. The event aims to empower and encourage 20 passionate women developers from the UbuntuNet Alliance region in East and Southern Africa to participate in a hackathon. This …

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The road towards a more prosperous future: education and training (SDG 8)

There are many reasons why education and training are important. One of them is that they represent a critical component of a community’s human capital and can help eliminate inequalities. Gaining ad-hoc skills leads to better employment opportunities, raising creativity and entrepreneurship, and contributing to a more sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Human capital is …

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Advancing Excellence in Higher Education Through the COREVIP 2023 Conference

The recent Conference of Rectors and Vice Chancellors (COREVIP) 2023, organized by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and hosted by the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek, Namibia, proved to be a remarkable event for UbuntuNet Alliance. Attending as an exhibitor, UbuntuNet Alliance had the opportunity to network with key stakeholders in higher education, …

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