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Collaboration for Advancing Research and Education Networking: Insights from MAREN’s Twinning Program with ASNET-AM

In a significant stride towards enhancing research and education networking, the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) recently launched its NREN Twinning Programme in collaboration with the National Research and Academic Network of Armenia (ASNET-AM). This initiative, facilitated by UbuntuNet Alliance and GÉANT through the AfricaConnect 3 project and co-funded by the European Union, aims …

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EthERNet Launches the Ethiopian Federation Identity System (EFIS)

In March 2024, the Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet) established its Identity federation: Ethiopian Federation Identity System, an initiative aimed at enhancing resource access and security for its users. The move was motivated by several key factors: This identity federation has been admitted to eduGAIN which expands the possible services that can be accessed …

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Capacity Building: NREN Federation Operators Successfully Trained in Addis Ababa

The UbuntuNet Alliance recently concluded its Federation Operators (FedOps) Training hosted by EthERNet (Ethiopia National Research and Education Network) in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From January 29th to February 2nd, Federation Operators and representatives from member National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) gathered for an intensive five-day program aimed at enhancing their expertise …

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Notice of Annual General Meeting – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3rd May 2024.

UbuntuNet Alliance wishes to inform all Members that the 18th Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) will be held on Friday,  May 3, 2024 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia starting from 9am. The AGM is the highest governing body of UbuntuNet Alliance and is composed of NREN Members and members of the Board of Trustees.   The …

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Introducing Prof. Hellicy Ngambi: New Chairperson of the UbuntuNet Alliance

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Hellicy Ngambi as the new Chairperson  of the UbuntuNet Alliance, effective from 1st January 2024. Prof. Ngambi brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to her role, following in the footsteps of the esteemed Prof. Stephen Simukanga, who served two successful terms as the …

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February’s AfricArXiv Open Science Webinar Series

AfricArxiv enables researchers across the continent to have a dedicated platform to disseminate their findings, making them accessible to a global audience. By facilitating open access to scholarly work, UbuntuNet Alliance plays a pivotal role in advancing the principles of open science, enhancing research visibility, and driving innovation across Africa. The month of February will …

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Video-on-Demand Course: Introduction to Emerging Digital Technologies for Researchers

Course Instructors: Prof Patrick Ogola and Dr Muthoni Masinde This free online self-guided course provides an overview of Emerging Digital technologies and X-data, emerging domains of technical, social, and economic significance. In the post-COVID-19 recovery period, knowledge management, electronic payments, automated customer experience platforms, consumer products, durable goods, robotics, process automation, industrial and utility components …

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The Alliance Bids Farewell to its Long Serving Chairman

At a colourful event during the closing plenary of the UbuntuNet Connect Conference 2023 in Kampala, Uganda, the Alliance bid farewell to its long-serving Chairman, Prof Stephen Simukanga. Below is the speech prepared by the Acting Chairperson, Dr Julianne Sansa-Otim, given during the occasion. “Ladies and gentlemen. Today, we bid farewell to Professor Stephen Simukanga, …

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The Africarxiv Open Science Webinar Series

AfricarXiv is an open-access portal to increase the discoverability of research output from and about Africa, with a strategic focus on supporting the dissemination of African research output to the global scholarly community by providing the tools and infrastructure for better discoverability of African research and facilitating reputation building for African researchers and research institutions. …

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We are Hiring! Assistant Accountant and Content Management 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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