Projects

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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AfricaConnect2 news round-up: A year on!

In November 2015, UbuntuNet Alliance CEO, Dr. Pascal Hoba, signed the AfricaConnect2 project contract for Cluster 1 during the UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 conference in Maputo, Mozambique. Shortly after, Steve Cotter, CEO of GEANT signed two contracts for Clusters 2 and 3 of the same project for West & Central Africa and North Africa respectively. Since then, …

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MAGIC eHealth webinars offers global health practitioners unique chance of interaction

The months of September and October  promise to be busy and eventful ones for the Middleware for Collaborative Applications and Global Virtue Communities, (MAGIC), one of the European Union Co-funded Horizon 2020 projects which UbuntuNet Alliance is an implementing partner. In these two months, MAGIC will offer Global Health practitioners and others with health-related interests …

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Sci-GaIA assessing implementation and uptake of science gateways and e-Infrastructure

One the three Horizon 2020 projects, Sci-GaIA, has launched an online survey aimed at assessing the implementation and uptake of science gateways and e-infrastructure in Africa. The online survey, whose results will be updated every six months, also aims at identifying current and planned e-infrastructure Applications such as HPC, Grid, Cloud Computing, Data Repositories, and …

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AfricaConnect2 rolls into life

Following the signing of the AfricaConnect2, Cluster 1 Contract between UbuntuNet Alliance and the European Union in November 2015, the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) have also signed Cluster 2 and 3 contracts of the project signaling the official kick-off of the …

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SomaliREN, UbuntuNet Alliance sign AfricaConnect 2 Advance Payment Agreement

One of the most abiding moments of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 week in Maputo, Mozambique, was the sight of Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) CEO Dahir Hassan Abdi sitting in a conference room next to UbuntuNet Alliance CEO Dr. Pascal Hoba. It was on Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:00hrs local time. The two were signing SomaliREN’s …

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Signed, sealed and posted: UbuntuNet Alliance signs AfricaConnect2, Cluster 1 contract

It was a case of killing two birds with one stone; On Wednesday, November 18th on the eve of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, UbuntuNet Alliance officially signed the €10 Million AfricaConnect2 Cluster 1 grant agreement with the European Commission at the European Union Delegation in Mozambique. With the venue of UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, VIP Grand Maputo Hotel, only …

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Horizon 2020 Projects enhance collaboration among partners

The three Horizon 2020 projects which the UbuntuNet Alliance is a partner are helping in fostering collaboration among implementing partners. The projects are the Middleware for Collaborative Applications and Global Virtual Communities (MAGIC)  being coordinated by the Latin American regional REN RedCLARA; Energizing Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa (Sci-GaIA), coordinated by …

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UbuntuNet Alliance gears up for AfricaConnect2

UbuntuNet Alliance, one of the coordinators of the soon to be signed European Union funded AfricaConnect2 project, which aims to expand connectivity across the African continent, is already rolling up its sleeves in readiness for the rolling out of the project. On 4-5 August 2015, the Alliance held a Price and Costing Model Workshop in …

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African Union project helps set up IXPs in six African countries

Six African countries have set up Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), after two years of the African Union’s African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project, managed by the Internet Society. Under the project, the Internet Society was to provide technical training to AU member countries. The initial engagement involved building a local stakeholder driven process to start …

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