West and Central African
Research and Education Network

6th Annual Conference
2021

Digital Transformation for Development

LIBSENSE is strengthening
open science in Africa

Connecting Africa to
unlimited possibilities

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Services

Connectivity Service

The WACREN Global Transit Service (GTS) provides robust IP interconnectivity.

Video Conferencing

WACREN operates a cloud-hosted platform based on Zoom software which provides video conferencing.

Identity & Access Management

WACREN allows NRENs to provide secure access for their communities across network boundaries.

Network Performance

Connected WACREN members are provided with network monitoring and management services.

Security Services

The WACREN Network Operating Centre provides threat intelligence feeds for security policy enforcement.

Hosting

WACREN can provide hosting of domains on behalf of NREN beneficiaries.

Network Operating Centre

The network operation centre (NOC) is at the heart of NREN infrastructure, a vital piece providing services.

Capacity Building

Capacity building in WACREN is an iterative social program that engages the NREN and its community.

Projects

WACREN is actively involved as Consortium Member in the implementation of projects funded in the framework of European Commission Horizon Programme.

AfricaConnect3

AfricaConnect3 (AC3) is the third phase of the AfricaConnect project. It builds on the success of its predecessor projects: AfricaConnect and AfricaConnect2, in supporting the creation, development and use of advanced, reliable Internet connectivity for the teaching, learning and research communities of Africa.

TANDEM

The TransAfrican Network Development (TANDEM) aimed at creating the favourable conditions for WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network), enabling the Regional REN to draw maximum benefit from the forthcoming AfricaConnect2 project and ensuring its integration into the global Research and Education networking community and its long-term sustainability.

Magic

Magic (Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global Virtual Communities) aims at establishing a set of agreements for participating world regions to consolidate/complete middleware for a marketplace of services and real-time applications to benefit global science communities.

Sci-GaIA

The Energizing Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa (Sci-GaIA) was aimed at producing clearly structured guides and educational documents that can be used to train and support representatives of NRENs. Communities of Practice (CoPs), and, importantly, to get universities to develop Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa.

AfricaConnect2

AfricaConnect2 (AC2), a project funded by the European Union, aimed to support the development, consolidation and use of high-capacity national and regional research and education networks (NRENs) across Africa and set up connections to the pan-European GÉANT network, thus providing the African research and education (R&E) communities with unrivalled opportunities for global collaborations.