In order to allow participation of a larger panel of organizations interested in research and education networking and the development of research and education in Africa, WACREN has reviewed its membership structure.
Education and research institutions, non-governmental organizations, for-profit entities as well as individuals can now be members of WACREN.
Please see the "Membership" section for more information.
WACREN has successfully held its first Annual Conference and second Annual General Meeting on 13 – 14 March 2014 in Lomé, Togo. They were preceded by a meeting of the Board of Directors of WACREN on 12 March 2014.
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