KENET Holds the Annual ICT Directors Forum for Non-Educational Institutions

KENET successfully held the annual ICT directors forum for non-educational institutions at the Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha on May 23-24, 2024. The one and a half-day event was attended by various KENET member institutions (ICT Directors and invited guests) or their representatives with over 50 participants  representing 5 public research institutions, 3 private research …

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ZAMREN House Commissioned in Colourful Ceremony

On May 29, 2024, the Zambia Minister for Education, Hon. Douglas Syakalima, commissioned the purpose-built ZAMREN House, the new home of the Zambia Research and Education Network. The magnificent facility, whose construction was overseen by the ZAMREN Board and management and daily by the CEO, Mr Stein Mkandawire, sits on the campus of the University …

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NREN CEOs Hold Their Second Indaba in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) CEOs from Eastern and Southern Africa convened for their annual meeting on 2nd May 2024 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As is tradition, this gathering offers an opportunity to also hold the “NREN CEOs Indaba” or Management Academy. It is a one-day event organized …

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MoRENet trains Researchers & Educators on Federated Identity Management

MoRENet, the Mozambican Research and Education Network, recently conducted a successful training program on federated identity management. This initiative aimed to equip researchers, educators, and IT professionals with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to manage and secure access to online research and education resources and services. The training, held from 20th of May to …

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Advancing Open Science: A Mid-Year Review and Exciting Second Half of the Open Science Webinar Series.

In collaboration with Access to Perspectives, UbuntuNet Alliance has been hosting an enlightening Open Science Webinar Series since October 2023. This initiative, under a project funded by the ORCID Global Participation Fund, is dedicated to establishing ORCID-facilitated multi-stakeholder consortia aimed at enhancing scholarly knowledge sharing across Africa. By leveraging scholarly repository systems such as OSF, …

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Webinar Recap: Design and Implementation of Marketing Strategies for NRENs

On May 27, 2024, UbuntuNet Alliance successfully hosted a dynamic and insightful webinar titled “Design and Implementation of Marketing Strategies for NRENs.” This event, tailored exclusively for NREN marketing and communications personnel, provided a comprehensive exploration into the intricacies of developing and executing impactful marketing strategies for NRENs. The webinar featured an expert panel composed …

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Registration for UbuntuNet-Connect 2024 Set to Open on 3rd June 2024

UbuntuNet Alliance is thrilled to announce that registration for the 17th annual UbuntuNet-Connect conference will open on June 3, 2024. This year’s conference, themed “Maximizing Technological Advancements in Research and Education,” promises to be a landmark event filled with rich discussions on network connectivity, cybersecurity, open science, AI, and more. The conference will be held …

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UbuntuNet Alliance’s Annual Report 2023

Dear Members of the UbuntuNet Alliance Community, I am pleased to bring you our Annual Report highlighting UbuntuNet Alliance’s key achievements in 2023. On my recent appointment as Chairperson of the Alliance in January 2024, I was happy to read the well-articulated five-year Strategic Plan for 2023-2027, which details the Alliance’s aspirations during this period …

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Call for Proposals from Librarians to Participate in Open Science Training

UbuntuNet Alliance invites university librarians in Eastern and Southern Africa to submit proposals to participate in a one-day training on Open Science (OS), collocated with the UbuntuNet-Connect 2024 Conference. The training is funded under the AfricaConnect3 project, co-funded by the European Union, and the Africa Open Science Platform (AOSP), co-funded by the National Research Fund, …

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NRENs – Connecting Africa to Unlimited Possibilities”: UbuntuNet Alliance, GÉANT and World Bank Hold Joint Session at the Connected Africa Summit 2024

The 2024 Connected Africa Summit, held at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, Kenya from April 21st to 25th, was a vibrant gathering of African leaders, investors, and innovators. Against the backdrop of harnessing the vast opportunities presented by the digital economy, this summit addressed barriers and pressing issues affecting the African economy. The summit also …

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