Capacity Building Workshop on Developing NRENs Funding Proposal to Attract International Funding Support

Over the years there has been need for the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to widen their financial base to ensure continuity and growth of their operations in the wake of various challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the strategic areas of focus is the relationship with the Funding Partners. To foster …

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Collaborations with the Ministry of Education in Rwanda to Re-establish the Rwanda Education Network (RwEdNet)

UbuntuNet Alliance would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the concerted effort by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, towards re-establishing the Rwanda Education Network (RwEdNet). This is to enable the Rwandan National Research and Education network to participate actively in the Eastern and Southern African Regional Research and Education Network (RREN) which consists of …

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Re-Establishing Formal Ties with the Association of African Universities

The Association of African Universities (AAU), based in Accra Ghana, and UbuntuNet Alliance have had formal collaborations since UbuntuNet’s founding in 2006.  Overtime, however, the ties have waned and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations has expired.  That is all set to change.  On May 4, 2022, the Alliance CEO Prof Madara …

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Raising Awareness for AfricaConnect3 project at the 15th Annual eLearning Africa Conference

Technology continues to play an increasing role in Research and Education as the world makes strides in E-learning. The eLearning Africa conference brings together organizations, leaders and enthusiasts from across the world who are actively shaping the future of research and education through technology. This provides a great platform for networking and raising awareness. UbuntuNet …

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Call for Proposals to Carry Out Systems Audit for The UbuntuNet Alliance

Introduction UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa. It is a non-profit association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Eastern and Southern Africa, a region covering 26 countries. The Alliance plans, builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional Internet backbone network that interconnects NRENs in the …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Participates in the WACREN 2022 Conference

UbuntuNet Alliance was pleased to have its CEO, Prof Madara Ogot and the project manager, Mr. Eliakim Okundi in attendance at this year’s annual research and education conference hosted by WACREN, our sister organization. The conference took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 25 – 29 April 2022 under the theme “Open Science Africa, Connecting …

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The Director of Science, Technology and Innovation in Malawi Makes Remarks at the NREN CEO Leadership Indaba

“Malawi (government) has supported the presence of the (UbuntuNet) Alliance within here (Malawi) and has made an effort to make sure that it (UbuntuNet Alliance) is still here (in Malawi) and I think we are benefiting immensely, even through the operationalization and establishment of MAREN which had been a dream and an effort since 2006” …

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UbuntuNet Alliance elects new Members of the Board of Trustees

UbuntuNet Alliance is delighted to announce that a new Board of Trustees has been constituted following the election of 7 members at the 16th Annual General Assembly of Members, which was held in Lilongwe, Malawi on 22nd April 2022. The new Board of Trustees takes over from the team what was elected in Entebbe, Uganda …

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Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2022

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce its 15th annual Research and Education Networking conference, UbuntuNet Connect 2022, which shall be a hybrid event in the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone, on 24th and 25th November 2022.  The event shall be hosted by the NREN of Botswana, BotsREN. The theme for is Redesigning the Digitalized African …

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BEAA New Collaboration for Shared Transoceanic R&E Networking Resilience

Seven leading regional and national Research and Education networks and organisations across multiple continents announced the establishment of the “Bridging Europe, Africa and the Americas” (BEAA) Collaboration, aiming to increase the resilience of their networks across a set of transoceanic links that interconnect their communities in Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe and Latin America. The …

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