UbuntuNet Alliance, the Regional Research and Education Networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa, today announces the appointment of Dr Pascal Hoba as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alliance with effect from 1st January 2015.
Dr Hoba succeeds Eng. Dr Francis (Tusu) Tusubira who retired on 28 February 2015 after successfully leading the Alliance since 2007. Dr Hoba is coming from the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Accra, Ghana where he has been Director of Knowledge Management Information and Communications since 2005. In his role at the AAU, Dr Hoba was also Coordinator of the Europe-Africa quality Connect project and the Database of African Theses and Dissertations. He is credited for initiating the Open Access process with the DATAD programme as a regional repository center.
“Becoming CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance presents a privilege to serve the NREN community which I personally contributed to as first Project Coordinator at the AAU in charge of the RENU (Research Education Networking Unit).” Under this responsibility I organised for AAU, the parallel event at The World Summit on the Information Society summit (WSIS) in November 2005 which officially launched UbuntuNet Alliance,” says Dr Hoba