Fundraising for WACREN

As a very young organization, WACREN has to secure funding for its Secretariat and first activities.  

The WACREN community and WACREN friends can contribute in many ways, including timely payment of membership fees (multi-year payments are welcome) and donations.

WACREN has a new membership structure

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 held its first Annual Conference and second AGM in Lomé, Togo

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.

eI4Africa Workshop: Leveraging Science Gateways & Virtual Research Communities in African e-Science

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

For more details, see the tentative agenda here.

Registrations, free of charge, are now open: register today!

Event Location: 
Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

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