WACREN is pleased to announce that National Computing Centre of Côte d’Ivoire (CNCCI) has joined WACREN. This brings to 18 the number of WACREN Member NRENs.

The Ivorian state organisation was formally accepted into the WACREN family after satisfying all requirements for membership.

CNCCI is a government agency that provides academic research with modern means of intensive computing and data processing (Datacenter) to facilitate research work and publications in order to reinforce the visibility and attractiveness of the universities of Côte d’Ivoire.

By joining WACREN, the Centre will participate in all WACREN activities including events and capacity building sessions.

WACREN looks forward to extending connectivity and cloud services to enhance the activities of CNCCI.

“We are particularly pleased to work with CNCCI to facilitate access to computing infrastructure that enables the use of scientific discovery and research to serve public good. This means that WACREN will help meet some of the SDGs, through our service to CNCCI,” Dr Boubakar Barry, CEO of WACREN said.

It can be recalled that WACREN-CNCCI discussions began with the working visit of WACREN CEO to the facility, earlier this year.

It is expected that the relationship will have various benefits including the availability and accessibility of CNCCI’s HPC to national RENs, research centres and higher education institutions.