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Strengthening the Emerging Digital Technologies Eco-System in Kenya

Policy-makers, funders and decision-makers from across Kenya participated in a hybrid (online and in-person) awareness and networking event on emerging digital technologies (EDTs) for socio-economic development. Held at the Nairobi Safari Club on May 12, the one-day event sought to strengthen among the participants the understanding and potential uses of EDTs across various sectors in …

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Vacancy: Procurement Officer

Background UbuntuNet Alliance is a membership-based regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa.  Its members are National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), which operate at national level as specialised digital service providers dedicated to the needs of research and education institutions. The Alliance builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional high-speed Internet …

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Kick off for five teams from Kenya to develop AI-based applications

On April 21, 2023, five teams from across Kenya gathered at the Nairobi Safari Club to kick-off the Kenya phase of a project to develop emerging digital technology (EDT) applications for socio-economic development. The project is led by the University of Nairobi with UbuntuNet Alliance and the University of Johannesburg as partners. The Alliance together …

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Four Mini-Grant Awardees Announced for Development of AI applications in Kenya

University of Nairobi, University of Johannesburg and UbuntuNet Alliance are partners in a RISA Fund funded project entitled, “Ecosystem Strengthening as a Catalyst for International Collaborative Development of Emerging Digital Technologies (EDT) and X-Data Applications Tackling Socio-Economic Challenges in Kenya and South Africa.“ The one year project seeks to develop a deep understanding of the …

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Prof Madara Ogot appointed to Africa Open Science Platform Governing Council

UbuntuNet Alliance CEO, Prof Madara Ogot, has been appointed to the Africa Open Science Platform Governing Council for a period of three years, starting April 2023. The AOSP was established in 2017 to position African scientists at the cutting edge of data intensive science. Its mission is to: In his role as a member of …

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Request for Proposal from Audit Firms to Undertake Internal Audit Services

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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Vacancy Announcement: DevOps Engineer

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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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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