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Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports Joins eduroam

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) has recently announced that the Ministry of Education and Sports in the country has now joined eduroam and is making use of the service. This follows Uganda’ government vision 2060, in which the ministry developed a 5-year Digital Agenda Strategy for Education and Sports to facilitate the …

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Accessibility and visibility: considering the needs and contexts of repositories in South Africa

A digital repository is a software system that manages and provides access to digital objects. In a university setting these digital objects include publications, theses and dissertations, data — from field-specific to general — or special collections of research materials that have been digitised for preservation and broader access. These all have different needs, end-users …

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eduroam in Africa: a Guidebook

Have you ever heard of eduroam? The secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community to address the increasing need for fast and secure Internet connection everywhere. With over 6.4 billion international authentications to date stretching across 106 countries, eduroam is expanding in Africa where National Research and Education Networks …

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Cloud Computing for Higher Education: a 2nd Webinar with AWS Experts

The UbuntuNet Alliance, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), recently hosted the second webinar in a series aimed at revolutionizing higher education and research institutions across Africa. Building upon the success of the first webinar earlier this year, this joint event provided a platform to showcase the remarkable achievements of universities that have embraced …

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eduID.africa advances federated identity management in the education ecosystem in Africa

Our identity is our uniqueness. Online identity and its management are vital to global migration to digital infrastructure, and citizens can only achieve an effective modern society with efficient governance and administration of digital identities. In the education landscape, digital identity has become increasingly important as technology has transformed how students learn and interact with …

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eduroam Reaches New Heights – a new record of 6.4 billion authentications in 2022

eduroam in Africa has been on an uptrend since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world. A recent poll has revealed the usage of the service has reached a global all time high of 6.4 billion. Our Community has made a significant contribution to this and deserves applauding. With member NRENs like the RENU , who …

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eduID.africa Joins eduGAIN

Students, researchers, scientists and educators across Africa’s research and education landscape can now have secure and trusted access to global online resources as the eduID.africa Catch-All Federation joins the eduGAIN interfederation.  eduID.africa is the identity and access management framework implemented in the AfricaConnect3 project by the three regional research networks to fast-track the rollout of …

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RENU Launch eduroam on the GO

On the 8th day of September 2022, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) celebrated two years of Metro eduroam. The occasion was marked by the launch of an innovation that may revolutionize eduroam worldwide, eduroam on the GO!  This is a pocket-sized routing device developed to allow researchers, students and university staff to …

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Webinar Series 2022-5: Going Beyond Connectivity (UbuntuNet Alliance Services)

Guided by Regional Research and Education Networks (RRENs), National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) have primarily offered connectivity as the main service to universities (students and staff) and researchers. However, recent times have necessitated the introduction of value-added services on top of Connectivity. This webinar was held as a consultative event with members of the …

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RENU Makes Connectivity Accessible to all Through Metro eduroam. Interview with Hellen Nakawungu.

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) began the rollout of eduroam in 2020. Since then, RENU has successfully deployed over 500 eduroam hotspots in across the country to the benefit of students and staff via connecting 61 Educational institutions from 42 service locations. Such exceptional progress cannot go unnoticed. We caught up with the Systems and Software …

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