WACREN and VCG sign agreement to host WACREN Secretariat

WACREN and Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG) have signed agreement for hosting the WACREN Secretariat at the VCG Office Complex in Accra.

Office space as well as space to host the WACREN Network Operation Center (NOC) have been allocated to WACREN.

CSIRT Maturity and TRANSITS-I Training Workshop - Lagos, Nigeria - November 26-30 2018

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

Thank you for another successful WACREN Annual Conference!

WACREN wishes to thank all of those who have contributed to a successful WACREN 2018 in Lomé on 15-16 March 2018, which featured the formal launch of the WACREN network.

The conference was preceded by a 3-day training workshop on BGP and Peering with more than 30 participants, as well as AfricaConnect2 and NEAAR meetings.

We recorded ca. 200 participants from 27 countries (many of the local participants did not register online) and we had 23 speakers, some of them remotely.

All presentations are available online at https://indico.wacren.net/event/59/speakers.

Photos and videos are also available online at http://flic.kr/s/aHsm8CEqiw (thank you to the GEANT communication team); more will be available soon.

Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers, partners, the Programme Committee and of course to the participants.  And a special thank you to our local hosts, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of Togo and TogoRER. Our gratitude also to the government of Togo, especially the patron of the event, HE Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé.

Don’t miss WACREN 2019. We will have another great host: GARNET. So, see you all in Accra, Ghana, on 14-15 March 2019!

Boubakar Barry, CEO

Registration for WACREN 2018 open!

Programme and Registration
You can now 
register for the WACREN 2018 Conference and Annual General Meeting to be held in Lomé, Togo, on 15-16 March 2018. The WACREN network will be officially launched at this occasion.

The Programme Committee has put together an exciting programme for the participants; please do also consult the General Schedule of the WACREN Week.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun and exciting social events. Each event offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the local culture and network with fellow attendees.  


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