Strengthening Disaster Recovery Services: A Collaboration Between KENET and AIC Kijabe Hospital

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, the resilience of crucial IT infrastructure stands as a cornerstone for organizations across various sectors. Particularly in vital institutions like hospitals, ensuring uninterrupted access to critical data is paramount for delivering seamless healthcare services, especially in emergencies. A testament to this commitment is the collaborative effort between KENET and AIC …

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Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports Joins eduroam

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) has recently announced that the Ministry of Education and Sports in the country has now joined eduroam and is making use of the service. This follows Uganda’ government vision 2060, in which the ministry developed a 5-year Digital Agenda Strategy for Education and Sports to facilitate the …

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Collaboration for Advancing Research and Education Networking: Insights from MAREN’s Twinning Program with ASNET-AM

In a significant stride towards enhancing research and education networking, the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) recently launched its NREN Twinning Programme in collaboration with the National Research and Academic Network of Armenia (ASNET-AM). This initiative, facilitated by UbuntuNet Alliance and GÉANT through the AfricaConnect 3 project and co-funded by the European Union, aims …

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EthERNet Launches the Ethiopian Federation Identity System (EFIS)

In March 2024, the Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet) established its Identity federation: Ethiopian Federation Identity System, an initiative aimed at enhancing resource access and security for its users. The move was motivated by several key factors: This identity federation has been admitted to eduGAIN which expands the possible services that can be accessed …

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Empowering Ethiopian Universities: Inside EthERNet’s High-Performance Computing Journey

In 2019, EthERNet unveiled its High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility, a groundbreaking initiative designed to revolutionize research capabilities across Ethiopia. This state-of-the-art facility was established to cater exclusively to higher education institutions and research centers, providing them with unparalleled access to advanced computing technologies. Just as well, it is meant to be a reference case for …

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The NREN Community Converges in Abuja, Nigeria for the WACREN 2024 Conference

It was another exciting year for the researchers and education networks across the world as they converged in Abuja, Nigeria to celebrate the West and Central African Research and Education Network conference (WACREN 2024). The conference themed ‘Charting the Course: Forging Future-Ready Higher Education and Research Communities’ was on March 7 and 8, 2024 at …

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Women for STEM: Spotlighting the Heroines Behind the Scenes through the CONNECT Magazine

In previous years UbuntuNet Alliance’s partner organization through the AfricaConnect3 project, GÉANT, has championed women in the research and education community with a focus on women in STEM fields. Various interviews and spotlight articles are published in their CONNECT magazine to showcase their contributions and encourage young women to get involved in STEM fields to …

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Grow Your User Base in Africa through the UbuntuNet-Connect 2024 Conference.

The premier research and education networking conference of Eastern and Southern Africa is coming up on 31st October and 1st November 2024 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hosted by the Tanzania Research and Education Network (TERNET), UbuntuNet-Connect 2024 is set to bring together 150 to 200 participants under the theme: Maximizing Technological Advancements in Research …

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Call for Abstracts and Panel Session Proposals Now Open: UbuntuNet-Connect 2024

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the call for abstracts and panel session proposals for UbuntuNet-Connect 2024, the premier conference dedicated to advancing research and education networking in East and Southern Africa. This year, UbuntuNet-Connect will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and hosted by TERNET. As always, the conference offers a …

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Looking Ahead: AfricArXiv Open Science Webinars in March

Through an engaging webinar series dedicated to exploring the transformative impact of persistent identifiers (PIDs) we highlight to African scholarly stakeholders how selected scholarly services  work to increase the discoverability of African research in the global scholarly landscape. In this series, we delve into the significance of three key PIDs – ORCID, ROR, and DOI …

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