“Dr Barry became the Coordinator the Research and Education Networking Unit at the Association of African Universities in 2006 and was elected Director of UbuntuNet Alliance in 2011.He has  brought great wisdom to the positions. When advice or information is sought from him, it is always given promptly yet thoughtfully.  WACREN and UbuntuNet Alliance have so much in common and the appointment of Dr Barry will cement this at the infrastructure, service level, as well as the relationship level”