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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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NUANCE – September 2014

Lifetime benefits to be gained from East Africa’s Collaborative  Climate Change Initiative The Sub-Saharan Africa, like the rest of the world, has not been spared from the effects of climate change. Recent UN data indicates that, if not much investment is made in mitigating climate change, the region is likely to experience reduced crop yields …

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NUANCE – December 2012

Another year ends – thank you all! The year 2012 has been hectic, bringing with it moments of happiness and sadness in the UbuntuNet Alliance. One of the achievements in this year has been the launch of the network, UbuntuNet, which will provide high speed internet connectivity to the member National Research Education Networks (NRENs), …

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NUANCE – March 2012

UbuntuNet Alliance after 6 years – in the words of a Veteran On 31st March 2006, registration documents for UbuntuNet Alliance were submitted in the Trade Registrar of Chambers of Commerce in Amsterdam. Now the Alliance is 6 years old. Margaret Ngwira was there when UbuntuNet Alliance was established in 2005:  a Librarian by profession, …

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NUANCE – June 2011

UbuntuNet-Connect 2011: Extension of deadline for submission of Abstracts The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the extension of the deadline for receiving abstracts for UbuntuNet-Connect 2011, which will be held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 23-25th November 2011, hosted by KENET, the NREN of Kenya. The new deadline is 31st July …

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NUANCE – February 2011

Call for nominations of UbuntuNet Alliance Directors The term of office of the current UbuntuNet Alliance Management Board expires at the 5th Council of Members Meeting in April 2011 in Addis Ababa and therefore a new Board will have to be elected for a 2 year term. To this effect, we are calling for Member …

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NUANCE – October 2010

A Conference not to miss! Here is an opportunity for you to interact with the African Research and Education Networking community and learn about the progress and status of REN activities in Africa. This year’s UbuntuNet-Connect 2010 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa at Kopanong Resort and Conference Centre from the 18th-19th November 2010.  …

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NUANCE – August 2010

SARUA Dialogue Event: Finance and Information Communication Technology in Higher Education On 5-6 August 2010 the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), in collaboration with the University of Dar-es-Salaam, held a two-day Leadership Dialogue event focusing on Finance and Information Communication Technology in Higher Education. Among the impressive gathering of 64 participants from 14 countries …

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