WACREN organizes its 7th regional capacity building workshop in Lagos, Nigeria from 26 – 30 November 2018.

The workshop will be organized in collaboration with the Open CSIRT Foundation,  Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative, a cluster of the Nigerian NREN, the University of Lagos and AfricaConnect2.

The first two of the 5-day workshop will touch on topics of CSIRT/CERT community building, community organisation with Trusted Introducer as an example and maturity building using the SIM3 maturity model.

The remaining 3 days will be devoted to TRANSITS-I,  an introductory training for CSIRT/CERTs covering organisation, operational and legal aspects – as well as a technical introduction. 

All participants who complete the 3 days will receive an official TRANSITS I certificate.

Targeted Audience:  The primary target is NRENs, especially those participating in the AfricaConnect2 project but applications are also welcome from national CSIRTs/CERTs and network security related organisations who are key stakeholders in the trusted CSIRT community that will emerge in the region.

Requirements: Hands-on exercises. No laptop required. 

Language:  Conducted in English with bilingual assistance


  • All participants will have to secure funds for their travel, including visa fees where applicable.
  • International participants from NRENs participating in AfricaConnect2 will be fully sponsored (travel and accommodation from 25 to 30 November 2018).
  • Other international NREN participants and NgREN participants from outside Lagos will be provided with free accommodation (from 25 to 30 November 2018)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants for the duration of the workshop.

Please visit the workshop website to apply – https://indico.wacren.net/event/70/registration/

Deadline for application is 15 October 2018