AfricaConnect3 project to extend pan-African high-speed internet connectivity and services for research and education

 

18th December 2019/Brussels, Belgium

Following the success of predecessor projects ‘AfricaConnect’ and ‘AfricaConnect2’, Africa’s three regional Research and Education Networks (RENs) UbuntuNet Alliance, West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), in partnership with Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services GÉANT, have signed a new  €37.5m contract agreement with the European Union (EU) to extend their regional networks and continue providing high-speed internet connectivity and services to National Research and Education Networks across Africa. 

WACREN, ADN Benin Commit to Work for #WACREN2020

 
WACREN and l'Agence pour le Développement du Numérique (ADN Benin) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to define each party’s obligations and the collaboration needed for the effective and efficient organisation of #WACREN2020 in Benin’s capital Cotonou. 

WACREN'S CTO, ALAIN AINA WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD


Alain Patrick Aina, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of WACREN has won the coveted Jonathan B. Postel Service Award for the year 2019.

 

He joins several other internet experts and pioneers, who have been, befittingly, honoured with this award in the past.

 

The Beniniois was honoured for playing a crucial role in the spread of the internet on the African continent.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – WACREN 2020

WACREN is organizing its 6th Annual Conference on 19-20 March 2020 in Cotonou, Benin, hosted by the Benin Research and Education Network (RBER).

The theme of the conference is: "Digital Transformation for Development".

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