Introducing Prof. Hellicy Ngambi: New Chairperson of the UbuntuNet Alliance

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Hellicy Ngambi as the new Chairperson  of the UbuntuNet Alliance, effective from 1st January 2024. Prof. Ngambi brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to her role, following in the footsteps of the esteemed Prof. Stephen Simukanga, who served two successful terms as the …

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RENU Launches Community Magazine

The Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) has launched its community magazine called KobWeb. This is more than just a magazine; it’s a celebration of knowledge, community, and innovative solutions. Our magazine is a platform that showcases the remarkable achievements and contributions, from within RENU’s vibrant research and education community towards the achievement of …

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February’s AfricArXiv Open Science Webinar Series

AfricArxiv enables researchers across the continent to have a dedicated platform to disseminate their findings, making them accessible to a global audience. By facilitating open access to scholarly work, UbuntuNet Alliance plays a pivotal role in advancing the principles of open science, enhancing research visibility, and driving innovation across Africa. The month of February will …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Welcomes Two Esteemed Professionals to their Team

We are delighted to announce the newest additions to the UbuntuNet Alliance team- Mr. Shadreck Kalitera, our new Assistant Accountant, and Mr. Aubrey Kondowe, our new Procurement Officer. Both individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their respective roles, further strengthening our commitment to excellence in research and education networking across the region. …

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Utafiti Africa now live on Twitter and LinkedIn

In a significant move to empower African researchers and streamline the process of securing research funding, UbuntuNet Alliance proudly introduces the launch of Utafiti Africa on Twitter and LinkedIn. This development marks a pivotal step in creating a more accessible and connected research community across the continent. Utafiti Africa, a platform initiated by UbuntuNet Alliance …

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Cyber Security Capacity Building – AfricaConnect3 at GC3B in Accra

Digital is all around us. It is in everything we do and will continue to be the leading force of all our future endeavours. With this come huge opportunities as well as risks that we all need to be aware of. Under the theme “Cyber resilience for development”, over 600 participants gathered in the vibrant …

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Video-on-Demand Course: Introduction to Emerging Digital Technologies for Researchers

Course Instructors: Prof Patrick Ogola and Dr Muthoni Masinde This free online self-guided course provides an overview of Emerging Digital technologies and X-data, emerging domains of technical, social, and economic significance. In the post-COVID-19 recovery period, knowledge management, electronic payments, automated customer experience platforms, consumer products, durable goods, robotics, process automation, industrial and utility components …

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The Alliance Bids Farewell to its Long Serving Chairman

At a colourful event during the closing plenary of the UbuntuNet Connect Conference 2023 in Kampala, Uganda, the Alliance bid farewell to its long-serving Chairman, Prof Stephen Simukanga. Below is the speech prepared by the Acting Chairperson, Dr Julianne Sansa-Otim, given during the occasion. “Ladies and gentlemen. Today, we bid farewell to Professor Stephen Simukanga, …

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The Africarxiv Open Science Webinar Series

AfricarXiv is an open-access portal to increase the discoverability of research output from and about Africa, with a strategic focus on supporting the dissemination of African research output to the global scholarly community by providing the tools and infrastructure for better discoverability of African research and facilitating reputation building for African researchers and research institutions. …

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Group on Earth Observations Week 2023 Ministerial Summit – UbuntuNet Alliance Admitted as a Participating Organization

The recent inclusion of the UbuntuNet Alliance in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) during the Ministerial Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 6-10, marks a pivotal moment in global collaboration. The GEO, a robust network connecting diverse entities, welcomes government institutions, academic and research bodies, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists, and experts …

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