TENET’s Project to Connect TVET Colleges in South Africa Gets a Boost as Phase One Nears Completion.

The UbuntuNet Alliance South African member NREN, Tertiary Education & Research Network of South Africa (TENET), is now close to completing the first phase in TVET Colleges Connection Programme (TCCP). The first phase of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges Connection Programme (TCCP) is the access portion of the project and this …

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RENU Conducts Direct Engineering Assistance (DEA) at University of St. Joseph (USJ), Mbarara.

As part of their annual capacity building programme the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) are carrying out direct engineering assistance at the University of St. Joseph (USJ), Mbarara. This is the second DEA being carried out this year with the first one being carried out at Equatorial University of Science and Technology (EQUSaT). …

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ASREN Gears up for e-AGE22 Conference

e-AGE22 is the 12th edition of the annual conference held by the regional research and education network of Northern Africa, ASREN. This year it will be hosted by ASRT, the Egyptian Academy for Scientific Research and Technology in Cairo, Egypt from 13-15 December 2022. e-AGE22 is coming with “Science Cooperation – Taking NRENs Further” as the …

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The Journey Begins Towards Affordable Broadband R&E Connectivity in South Sudan

Brussels, September 30, 2022. South Sudan is among the countries covered by UbuntuNet Alliance’s mandate for engagement, but currently does not have a National Research and Education Network (NREN). As a result, it is not a member of nor receives affordable broadband connectivity from the Alliance. In a bid to change this reality, the Alliance’s …

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Meet The UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 Silver Sponsors: WIOCC

Following a history of working with UbuntuNet Alliance as a service provider of internet connectivity infrastructure, We are greatly pleased to announce WIOCC as one of the Silver Sponsors for the upcoming UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 conference. The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) is the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into …

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Eastern and Southern African NRENs Represented in the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly 77

Prof. Madara Ogot, the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking was part of a panel discussion at the Science Summit at UNGA77. The Panel set out to discuss the Digital infrastructure to enable Science and Cooperation in Africa. Throughout the panel discussion Prof. Ogot was able to shine a light on the …

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RENU Launch eduroam on the GO

On the 8th day of September 2022, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) celebrated two years of Metro eduroam. The occasion was marked by the launch of an innovation that may revolutionize eduroam worldwide, eduroam on the GO!  This is a pocket-sized routing device developed to allow researchers, students and university staff to …

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KENET Takes Research Engagement to New Heights by Awarding 11 Small Research Grants

NRENs in the UbuntuNet Alliance region continue to play a massive role in the cause for Research and Education throughout the Eastern and Southern African region. KENET remains one of the most vibrant NRENs within the community and this has recently been demonstrated by the awarding of 11 small research grants to STEM early career research grantees …

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African NRENs meet to kick-start conversation about their contribution to UN SDGs

This story was sourced from the official AfricaConnect3 website and was written by Siliva Fiore of GÉANT On September 14, 2022, representatives from several African countries took part in the online webinar organised by the AfricaConnect3 Communications team “How are African NRENs contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?“. The webinar meant to be …

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Research Reference Library Added to Utafiti Africa

The Research Reference Library at Utafiti Africa is now online and contains reference books targeting both researchers and research managers. All books are Open Access and are made available by some of the top global publishers. For researchers, the library has books on broadly applicable research methodologies, programming approaches, research ethics, and research statistical methods. …

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