Regional CSIRT Training Under the AfricaConnect3 Project Successfully Held in Collaboration with IUCEA

UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education for Networking and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) came together to hold a regional Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) training under the AfricaConnect3 project. This followed signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in various areas such as Cybersecurity, eduroam deployment & support, and Trust …

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The “Hidden Collections Africa” Programme: UbuntuNet Alliance Partnership Agreement with the Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR).

UbuntuNet Alliance is one of three international organizations to sign a partnership agreement with the Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR). CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization based in the United States, that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. The two …


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TERNET Appoint New CEO

The Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) appointed their new CEO, Dr. Frank P. Seth on 14th September 2022. UbuntuNet Alliance caught up with him for a short interview on behalf of the Research and Education community of Eastern and Southern Africa. 1. Tell us a little about yourself, in terms of work experience and …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2023 Set to be Hosted by RENU in Uganda

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) was officially announced as the host of the 16th UbuntuNet Alliance conference in a wonderful closing ceremony of the successful UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 conference. Hosted by the Botswana Research and Education Network (BotsREN), UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 was a resounding success. Bringing together 173 practitioners in research and education from …

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Ten Librarians Set to Attend Open Science Training Curtesy of National Research Foundation, UNESCO and South Africa Department of Science and Innovation.

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in collaboration with UNESCO and the Department of Science and Innovation of South Africa, is set to provide funding for ten librarians from within the UbuntuNet Alliance region to attend an Open Science training taking place as a pre-conference event to UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 on 23rd November 2022. This is in …

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Cloud Computing Equipment

Invitation to Tender for the Supply and Installation of Cloud Infrastructure Equipment for Kampala (Re-Advertised)

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 of …

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Interview with Margaret Ngwira, former Head of Secretariat of the UbuntuNet Alliance

Margaret Ngwira, former librarian and founding member of the Malawi Library and Information Consortium (MALICO) and MAREN, has been at the forefront of the establishment of the UbuntuNet Alliance (UA) – the only woman in a team of five pioneers – and is now running a small fruit winery in Malawi. Her most recent achievement …

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A Strong Lineup of Keynote Speakers for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

The UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 conference is right around the corner as we draw closer to 24th November 2022. UbuntuNet Alliance is excited to announce four prominent members of the global research and education community who will be delivering keynotes at the event. Dr Kostas Glinos is an independent expert in Science, Technology and Innovation policy. He …

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eduID.africa Joins eduGAIN

Students, researchers, scientists and educators across Africa’s research and education landscape can now have secure and trusted access to global online resources as the eduID.africa Catch-All Federation joins the eduGAIN interfederation.  eduID.africa is the identity and access management framework implemented in the AfricaConnect3 project by the three regional research networks to fast-track the rollout of …

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The Journey of The First Kenyan Identity Federation, RAFIKI

 Background Identity and Access Management (IAM) remains a significant challenge within the R&E (Research and Education) community in Africa. This greatly hinders collaboration within the region. To help solve this problem, the idea of having a Kenyan identity federation was born in 2016. The aim was to provide easy access and facilitate SSO (Single Sign-On) …

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