From the feedback we got from the 160+ participants, the WACREN 2017 Conference and parallel events have been a great success.

Thank you to all of you who contributed to this success, including those who couldn’t make it to Abidjan, especially the Programme Committee Members and the partners of H2020 projects WACREN is participating in (MAGIC, Sci-GaIA and TANDEM).

The conference presentations are available at, the videos of the various sessions at  and photos at

The Abidjan Declaration on NRENs in the WACREN region is also available at Please share widely, especially with the policy and decision makers in West and Central Africa.

A special thank you is due to our hosts (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Côte d’Ivoire, RITER and UVCI), our Platinum Sponsor (AfricaConnect2), our Gold Sponsors (Glo and XON), our Silver Sponsor (MainOne), our Bronze Sponsor (ICANN), our Training Sponsors (FIRST, Radically Open Security and Université Félix Houphouët Boigny) and, last but not least, our Connectivity Sponsor (Orange CI).

Thank you again, and see you and other new friends at WACREN 2018 in Lomé, Togo.

Boubakar Barry