WACREN Welcomes Two New Board Members

  The Board of WACREN has appointed two new Board members – Prof. Souleymane Oumtanaga (Côte d’Ivoire) and Dr. Joshua Atah (Nigeria) 

WACREN Delegation to Join TNC 2019 in Estonia

A delegation from the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) region, would join hundreds of others across the World, at this year’s TNC 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

TNC, organised by GÉANT, is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. 

The five-day event – June 16 to 20, 2019, is the 35theditionand will be hosted by EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network. 

From the WACREN region, there would be five participants:  the WACREN CEO and NREN representatives from Benin, Ghana and Nigeria. 

WACREN - COAR Agree to Continue Collaborating on Advancing Open Science in Africa

June 3, 2019 - COAR and WACREN are pleased to announce a new collaboration agreement to advance open access and open science in Africa.


Greater access to the results of research will contribute to improving the visibility and value of research outcomes. However, Africa is a large and very diverse continent and for open science to be adopted widely, services must reflect the variety of national and local priorities and needs in the region.

Thank you for a successful WACREN 2019 Conference!

WACREN wishes to thank members of the community, speakers, partners and sponsors who have all contributed to the success of the WACREN 2019 Conference held in Accra, Ghana, on 15-16 March 2019, preceded by the 2nd LIBSENSE workshop on 11-12 March, and the AfricaConnect2 Admin meeting and the public WACREN Board meeting on 13 March. 

The WACREN week was closed by the public WACREN Annual General Meeting.

The event was attended by more than 150 participants from 28 countries, with 24 excellent speakers selected by the Programme Committee whose members we also thank for their invaluable contribution.

All presentations are available online at https://indico.wacren.net/event/71/page/70-programme, and photos and videos at https://bit.ly/2FC9UEa.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their support: Microsoft (Platinum), Glo and MainOne (Gold), XON (Silver), ICANN and International Networks/Indiana University (Bronze), and Vodafone (Connectivity).

A special thank you to GARNET that has been a great host, as well as to the AfricaConnect2 project.

Don’t miss WACREN 2020 where we will celebrate WACREN @10. We will have another great host: Agence pour le Développement du Numérique (ADN). So, we hope to see you all again in Cotonou, Benin, in March 2020!

Boubakar Barry - CEO, WACREN


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