The eI4Africa third workshop “Leveraging Science Gateways & Virtual Research Communities in African e-Science” is taking place on March 19, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. Organised by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with Sigma Orionis and all the eI4Africa consortium members, the workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR), an activity centre of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), and the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative.
The workshop’s main objectives are to:
Enhance collaboration among West & Central African and European scientists
Raise awareness on the regional research and education networks and their transformative potential
Propose alternate means of conducting research and delivering services
Demonstrate the relevance of e-Infrastructures and advanced networks
Provide a forum for discussions and debates on recent development and perspectives in the field
UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. It is organized by UbuntuNet Alliance and hosted by member NRENs. The Conference brings together practitioners in the research and education networking community, researchers, policy makers, academicians, connectivity providers, and a pool of expertise from across Africa and beyond.
It is in the inspiring site of the Songhai Project in Porto-Novo on the 17 and 18 July 2013 that the first workshop on the installation on the Benin National Research and Education Network (RerBenin) for the benefit of the public and private research and education community.
Third CAAST-Net stakeholders' conference on Africa-Europe S&T cooperation in cooperation with PAERIPThe aim of the conference is to support science and technology policy engagements between Europe and Africa by facilitating a dialogue between stakeholders around policy topics of mutual interest that are considered important for the enhancement of science and technology collaboration between Africa and Europe.
The Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Scientific Research, Innovation and Culture of Gabon, in collaboration with the Association of African Universities are organizing a workshop to establish the National Network of Education and Research (GabonREN). organized the 20 to 21 February 2012 at the , the consultation workshop on the establishment of the
The 2012 WACREN retreat follows the first meeting of WACREN members that was held in March 2011. The March 2011 meeting culminated with the election of Boards of Directors of WACREN and the adoption of a short-term (6 months) strategic plan.
The purpose of this follow up retreat is to:
Assess the progress made in the implementation of the WACREN short term strategic plan
Discuss opportunities and challenges for NREN development in the region