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UbuntuNet Alliance and IUCEA finalise Cooperation Details

During a visit to the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Secretariat Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda, the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance (UA), Prof Madara Ogot, and the Executive Secretary of the IUCEA, Prof. Gaspard Banyankibona, sat down with their technical teams and finalised the text for a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. The March …

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Kenya and Nigeria Lead in Registrations on Utafiti Africa

Utafiti Africa, UbuntuNet Alliance’s research funding opportunities portal that was launched towards the end of February this year, has recorded an impressive 262 registrations from across the continent in the past month. The portal, that currently has over 100 open funding opportunities in all disciplines, makes it convenient to filter opportunities by combinations of country, …

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RENU Provides Direct Engineering Assistance to EQUSaT

Through their annual capacity building programme, the Research Education Network of Uganda (RENU), has successfully provided Direct Engineering Assistance (DEA) to the Equatorial University of Science and Technology (EQUSaT) located in Masaka City. RENU, a member of UbuntuNet Alliance, continues to make an impact within its community through its capacity building programmes for members. The …

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UbuntuNetTV

As the Regional Research and Education Network of Eastern and Southern Africa, we have launched a YouTube channel dubbed UbuntuNetTV, to provide video content of our activities to our community and stakeholders. UbuntuNet Allaince is leading the charge to a vibrant and sustainable community of NRENs within its region. Throughout the year, we hold various …

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Strengthening the Community Through NREN Twinning

Development inequalities among the National Regional and Education Networks (NRENs) has posed a big challenge in creating an enabling environment where both vertical and horizontal collaborations can be fostered.  To address this, the Alliance is embarking on creation of a community of NRENs that can actively interact more through capacity building and advocacy. Unfortunately, not …

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Botswana Research and Education Network  appoints Executive Committee

Recently admitted member of the Alliance, the Botswana Research and Education Network (BotsREN), has constituted its first Executive Committee to spearhead its operationalisation in the country. BotsREN was admitted as the 17th member of the Alliance in December 2019 and instituted an interim committee to run its affairs. At its Annual General Meeting held in …

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UbuntuNet Alliance bids Farewell to its Communications Officer

The UbuntuNet Alliance on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 held a farewell dinner for its longest serving Communications Officer, Hastings Ndebvu who has left the Alliance after seven years. Ndebvu, who joined the Alliance on 1st July 2015, has left to take up a lecturing post at his alma mater, Malawi University of Business and Applied …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Rolls Out Digital Certificates Services.

As the modern world and the organizations within it increasingly integrate themselves to the use of digital tools, having a website has become nothing short of an expectation for any organization. With all the security concerns that come with the use of websites to traffic important files, there is need to ensure the high-level security. …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Now Offers Digital Object Identifier Services

Research data and output has been made globally accessible through the Internet, advancing Open Science and aiding in the removal of barriers to research output, resources, methods and tools, thereby facilitation of effective approaches to research.  Research documents can be distinctly identified online using Digital Object Identifier (DOI).  A DOI is a string of characters …

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UA Launches its “Utafiti Africa” Research Opportunities Platform

The ability for African researchers to conduct high-quality research is crucial for Africans to address Africa’s development challenges. Their research provides the evidence necessary for impactful policy development and the creation of appropriate evidence-based solutions. Researchers in Africa face many challenges in accessing research funding. Prof Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University, suggested at …

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