Newsletter of UbuntuNet Alliance:
Networks, Collaboration, Education


In the December 2018 edition:

Let’s get SMART! African universities agree on relevance of digital transformation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2018

The 11th annual networking conference of UbuntuNet Alliance was held on 22-23 November 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania and delegates to the gathering were unanimous in their consensus on the need to fast track the digitalization of their entities into SMART institutions. This was after exhaustive discussions on presentations from co-located meetings and from the main […]
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Vice Chancellors rallied to strengthen their national research and education networks

Vice Chancellors that attended the Vice Chancellors ICT Colloquium, the main pre-conference event to UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania, have been asked to turn their institutions into formidable members of their National Research and Education Network (NREN)s  in order to add value to their network’s negotiating power when procuring research and education networking resources from […]
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Your research outputs are lamps, let them shine! NRENs encouraged to share and market their networking and research activities

Despite the numerous research and education activities and collaborations happening in universities and National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) from the UbuntuNet Alliance region, NREN managers have agreed that their networks are not doing enough to publicise and market their activities. This is why UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 featured a Research and Education Communications and Visibility Workshop […]
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State University of Zanzibar shines in drone mapping programme

In what would be described as a perfect send-off, the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) on Friday, 22nd November 2018, the last day of UbuntuNet-Connect 2018, treated conference attendees to a tour at the institution, where the delegates were delighted to appreciate the university’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) mapping Initiative which is helping the Governments […]
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Six years and counting: UbuntuNet Alliance capacity building programme going from strength to strength

For the sixth consecutive year since 2012 UbuntuNet Alliance this year, in collaboration with the Network Start-Up Resource Center (NSRC) once again held the Advanced Routing and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) training for NRENs, a programme that has trickled down to over 1000 NREN engineers since its inception. Under this training, which is sponsored by […]
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UbuntuNet Alliance Congratulates Cathrin Stover

UbuntuNet Alliance is excited to join the global research and education community in congratulating its long time ally, GÉANT’s Chief Collaborations Officer, Cathrin Stover on her recent appointment as Vice Chair of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Executive Board. Ms Stover was appointed to the new role in November 2018 at the launch of […]
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IST-Africa 2019 Call for Papers Deadline 21 December 2018

Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and IEEE Kenya Section, IST-Africa 2019 (Nairobi, Kenya, May) is the fourteenth in an annual series of Ministerial level Technology Research Conferences. IST-Africa provides a platform in Africa to strengthen ICT-enabled […]
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Call for Papers - Conference IEEE - ICOA2019 - ENSA of Kenitra-Morocco...
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