The regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa
We manage and operate UbuntuNet, the regional backbone network that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and connect them to other regional networks. Our mission is to secure affordable broadband and efficient ICT access and usage for African NRENs and their associated communities of practice.
Announcement of the 15th UbuntuNet Alliance Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM), 6th August 2021
In line with the Covid-19 safety regulations, UbuntuNet Alliance will hold its 15th Annual General Meeting virtually on Friday, 6th August 2021. The Annual General Meeting of Members, is the top decision-making body that must sustain the Members’ collective will to...
This year we celebrate 10 years of the AfricaConnect project. To celebrate the milestone, we asked the three CEOs of the implementing partners to give their thoughts on the progress of the project. UbuntuNet Alliance CEO, Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka had this to say:...
The purpose of this webinar is to disseminate among the AfriGEO and NREN communities about each other's activities. For the AfriGEO community to learn more about NRENs; and for NRENs to learn more about the AfriGEO community and to understand the...
Lilongwe, Malawi: 10th June 2021: UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce that the Executive Board of DataCite has accepted UbuntuNet Alliance as a member of DataCite. DataCite is a leading provider of persistent identifiers for research. Through its portfolio of...
Following the end of term of the Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU) in September 2021, the Governing Board of the AAU has approved that the position be filled. The position of the Secretary-General of the AAU will therefore...
On May 11th 2021, 10 years after the start of the first phase of AfricaConnect, we celebrate the achievements and get ready for the next steps. In 2010, representatives from the European Union, African Ministries, the African-Caribbean-Pacific Secretariat, the...
The Identity Federation Operators Training is a 1-month long training event that targets engineers from the UbuntuNet Alliance region primed for managing an Identity Federation. In particular, the following areas shall be covered:
- ntroduction to Identity Federation Operations
- Introduction to eduGAIN and GÉANT T&I services
- Overview on the SAML protocols and attribute release management
- Insights and hands-on on Installation and Configuration or required
- Identity Federations tools (Registry, IdPs, SPs, Discovery Service)
- Metadata signing and management
- How to manage your user community
- Hands-on part supported by VMs
The digitisation phenomena characterised by new technologies innovated out of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the 21st century offers unprecedented breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, edge computing, Internet and social media. The Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), through its first international conference on digital transformation in education and research, is inviting practitioners, researchers, and industrialists to explore novel ideas, share topical research findings, discuss lessons learned and success stories, map out major challenges, and collectively debate on future directions for education and research.
Building on the theme for UbuntuNet-Connect 2020, “Repositioning Research and Education During Crises,” UbuntuNet-Connect 2021 will take stock of the milestones and success stories the Research and Education community has so far achieved in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Conference will be held as a hybrid event (online and physically in Livingstone, Zambia) from 10-12 November 2021. UbuntuNet-Connect 2021 will thus be held under the theme “Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Research and Education Success Stories During Covid-19”.
Network connectivity in different forms and sizes is our core business. Additional services on top of the network are being rolled out continuously for the member NRENs to use themselves or offer them to their institutions.