NRENs to Pay Lower Per Unit Price on Connectivity as UbuntuNet Network Upgrades to 20Gbps Total Capacity

Recently, the Ubuntunet Alliance completed a significant upgrade to the core of its network. The core interconnects the key Points of Presence (PoPs) of Cape Town, Mtunzini, Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Amsterdam. The upgrade was done on links ranging from 2Gbps to 3 Gbps in capacity, increasing their capacity to 10Gbps, thereby bringing …

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Notice of Annual General Meeting – Harare, Zimbabwe, 5th May 2023.

UbuntuNet Alliance wishes to inform all Members that the 17th Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) will be held on Friday,  May 5, 2023 in Harare, Zimbabwe 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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Bringing African NRENs’ Contribution to UN SDGs to the Surface

African NRENs are contributing to the United National Sustainable Development Goals both directly and indirectly, playing a critical role in the achievement of the global sustainable agenda and, in other words, making our planet a better place for all. As UN SDGs have become important parameters for decision and policy makers to measure the success …

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Request for Proposals from NRENs: Staff Exchange Between NRENs

UbuntuNet Alliance is implementing the AfricaConnect3 project co-funded by the European Union and the beneficiary NRENs. The AfricaConnect3 project seeks to unlock the potential of education and research through increased access to digital infrastructures and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this project, UbuntuNet Alliance invites proposals from member NRENs to …

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Request for Proposal from Audit Firms to Undertake Internal Audit Services

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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Vacancy Announcement: DevOps Engineer

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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UbuntuNet Alliance a key partner in ORCID Global Participation Fund Project in Support of Open Science

UbuntuNet Alliance is the technical partner in a consortia led by AfricArXiv, for a project funded by the ORCID Global Participation Fund. The project seeks to establish ORCID-facilitated multi-stakeholder consortia for efficient scholarly knowledge sharing from Africa. To accomplish that, the partners will source from their experience and close cooperation with affiliated generalist scholarly repository …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Partners with the University of Nairobi and the University of Johannesburg to support the development of emerging digital technology applications

Data, currently being generated at an exponential growth rate, coupled with Emerging Digital Technologies (EDT) have the ability to identify patterns, build explanatory models, and make predictions faster and more accurately than humans. EDT applications using AI and blockchain-based algorithms are being used to address seemingly intractable problems. These algorithms, mainly created in the developed …

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45 Faculty From Outspan Medical College Benefit From KENET Moodle Training.

This article was originally published on the official KENET website: https://www.kenet.or.ke/content/45-faculty-outspan-medical-college-benefit-kenet-moodle-training 45 Outspan Medical College (OMC) faculty benefitted from a two-day in person capacity building Moodle Training Course for instructors conducted at OMC between 16th-17th January 2023 by KENET. The training provided hands-on skills on how to add interactive content (e.g., Chats, forums) to a …

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2023 UbuntuNet Alliance Capacity Building Plan Now Out

As part of the AfricaConnect 3 project, UbuntuNet alliance for research and education networking organizes several capacity building activities that run throughout the year. We are pleased to announce that the 2023 capacity building plan is now available on our events platform that you can access via: https://events.ubuntunet.net/category/1/ These activities are aimed at improving the …

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