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UbuntuNet Alliance Partners with the University of Nairobi and the University of Johannesburg to support the development of emerging digital technology applications

Data, currently being generated at an exponential growth rate, coupled with Emerging Digital Technologies (EDT) have the ability to identify patterns, build explanatory models, and make predictions faster and more accurately than humans. EDT applications using AI and blockchain-based algorithms are being used to address seemingly intractable problems. These algorithms, mainly created in the developed …

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Welcoming New Assistant Accountant and Business Development Officer.

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Sheriffa Kadammanja as Accounts assistant and Harold Bowa as Business development officer for a term of 3 years respectively, starting January 2023. Mrs. Sheriffa Kadammanja has a proven track record emanating from her experience working in the Finance Department as a Finance Officer for a …

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The Journey Begins Towards Affordable Broadband R&E Connectivity in South Sudan

Brussels, September 30, 2022. South Sudan is among the countries covered by UbuntuNet Alliance’s mandate for engagement, but currently does not have a National Research and Education Network (NREN). As a result, it is not a member of nor receives affordable broadband connectivity from the Alliance. In a bid to change this reality, the Alliance’s …

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Research Reference Library Added to Utafiti Africa

The Research Reference Library at Utafiti Africa is now online and contains reference books targeting both researchers and research managers. All books are Open Access and are made available by some of the top global publishers. For researchers, the library has books on broadly applicable research methodologies, programming approaches, research ethics, and research statistical methods. …

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ZAMREN: Celebrating 10 years of Enabling Knowledge and Digital Transformation

Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) was formed in 2007 by three education institutions, Copperbelt University, University of Zambia and Mulungushi University. In 2012, ZAMREN was operationalised after the industry regulator Zambia Information and Communications Technology (ZICTA) granted the service license and is registered as Public Benefit Organization (PBO). This year, ZAMREN celebrates ten years …

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Utafiti Africa Publishes First in a Series of Research-Oriented Video-on-Demand Courses

Utafiti Africa enters its next phase of development with the introduction of self-paced video-on-demand training programmes. The courses shall be developed and presented by experts in their respective fields, thereby strengthening the research skills and capacity of researchers in Africa. Courses seek to cover the full spectrum of research support, from grant proposal writing at …

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Vacancies Announcement: Assistant Accountant and Business Development Officer.

Background UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa. It builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional high speed Internet backbone network for Eastern and Southern Africa.  UbuntuNet Alliance is registered in Malawi as a not-for-profit association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa with the aim …

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Venue Set for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 as Registration Picks up

The days to the annual Research and Education Networking Conference are now drawing closer. With early bird registration now open, the venue is now set to host this year’s annual conference on Redesigning the Digitalized African College and University. The conference venue will be Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel and Convention Center! In Gaborone, Botswana. Located …

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Network Engineers from NRENs Across the Region Benefit from Capacity Building Workshop

Capacity building remains of utmost importance to UbuntuNet Alliance. Building on the success of the BGP Zero to Hero Workshop, which took place from 21 to 25 March 2022, a second workshop was held from 18 to 22 July 2022 that was attended by Network Engineers from seven NRENs within Eastern and Southern Africa. The …

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Nigeria and Kenya Continue to Dominate as the Utafiti Africa Portal usage Rapidly Grows

Since its introduction at the end of February 2022, the number of active members on Utafiti Africa, UA’s research funding opportunities portal, has continued to rapidly grow, from 260 active members at the end of March to 480 by the end of June. The largest number of active users are in East and West Africa …

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