Vacancies Announcement: Assistant Accountant and Business Development Officer.

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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UA Signs MOU with Council on Library and Information Resources

UA has signed an MOU with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) whose purpose is to advance visibility and access to special, rare and otherwise invisible collections held in Africa. This shall be achieved through digitisation, capacity building, programme development, and the integration of advanced technologies. The memorandum will enable continent-wide outreach to …

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Venue Set for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 as Registration Picks up

The days to the annual Research and Education Networking Conference are now drawing closer. With early bird registration now open, the venue is now set to host this year’s annual conference on Redesigning the Digitalized African College and University. The conference venue will be Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel and Convention Center! In Gaborone, Botswana. Located …

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How can African NRENs Contribute to, and Benefit from, the UN SDGs? Webinar – 14 Sept, 2022

What are the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how are they relevant to the African R&E Community? And why should African NRENs consider their contribution to these targets when making a case for their existence? The UN SDGs have become a benchmark to strive towards a better world. Therefore, showcasing that NRENs carry out …

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Network Engineers from NRENs Across the Region Benefit from Capacity Building Workshop

Capacity building remains of utmost importance to UbuntuNet Alliance. Building on the success of the BGP Zero to Hero Workshop, which took place from 21 to 25 March 2022, a second workshop was held from 18 to 22 July 2022 that was attended by Network Engineers from seven NRENs within Eastern and Southern Africa. The …

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Nigeria and Kenya Continue to Dominate as the Utafiti Africa Portal usage Rapidly Grows

Since its introduction at the end of February 2022, the number of active members on Utafiti Africa, UA’s research funding opportunities portal, has continued to rapidly grow, from 260 active members at the end of March to 480 by the end of June. The largest number of active users are in East and West Africa …

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Research and Education Networks from all Over the World Converge at TNC2022

This year, Research and Education Networks from all over the world met at The Network Conference 2022 (TNC22) in Trieste, Italy from 13th to 17th June to celebrate the gains in the digital transformation in the education and research community worldwide. The TNC22 was organized by GÉANT as an annual event that is hosted by …

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Webinar Series 2022-4: Part 2 of Cloud Services on Amazon Web Services for Higher Education

The “Cloud Services for Research and Education II: AWS” webinar held on June 28, 2022 and organized by the UbuntuNet Alliance was a successor to a similar event held earlier in the year. The webinar peaked 27 active participants from 12 National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and 15 research and academic institutions. In February …

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Showcase your Company and Services at UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

The journey to UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 is well underway. Set to bring together 200-250 people under the theme: Redesigning the Digitalized African College and University, UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 presents a great opportunity for companies to engage with the research and education community of Eastern and Southern Africa. This can be achieved by sponsoring the event. This conference …

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Prof. Madara Ogot Discusses NRENs and What They Should Expect From UbuntuNet Alliance in an Interview With GÉANT.

In an interview held by Silvia Fiore of GÉANT, the UbuntuNet Alliance CEO was able to give an insight into the plans and initiatives that the organization intends to carry out in the future. Here are some of the questions that Prof. Madara Ogot was asked along with his responses. Prof. Ogot, you have an …

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