RENATER and WACREN sign MoU extension during TNC 2016 Conference in Prague

RENATER and WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) entered partnership in 2011, when first memorandum of understanding defining collaboration between RENATER/CIRAD/IRD and RENATER was signed to bring technical, scientific, and organisational expertise to the building of Research and Education networks in the region. 

AfricaConnect2 Tender for WACREN Network is now open

Supplier companies wishing to participate in the AfricaConnect2 tender to provide high-capacity connectivity in WACREN are invited to register at the GÉANT procurement portal at to access the tender documents and description  


SLREN - First steps towards an NREN for Sierra Leone

WACREN, key stakeholders in Sierra Leone research and education community, Ministries and Departmental Agencies (MDAs), Telecom Providers, Donor Agencies and colleagues from Liberia gathered in Njala University for a workshop on the establishment of a National Research and Education Network in Sierra Leone (SLREN) on 26th April 2016.


The successful event led to adoption of the Njala Declaration on the establishment of the Sierra Leone Research and Education Network (SLREN) and the creation of an interim committee charged with the registration of the SLREN and proposing management and governance structure within 3 months.

Thank you for a wonderful WACREN 2016 conference

WACREN2016 Group

Dear WACREN Community, WACREN Friends and WACREN Partners,

The curtain has fallen on WACREN 2016 and we can all look back to a very intense and productive week in Dakar.

From the feedback we have received from the participants, the conference was a great success. And so were the pre-conference events, namely the workshop on Federated Identity Management, the workshop on promoting Open Science that adopted the Dakar Declaration on Open Science in Africa, the TANDEM workshop and meetings, and the AfricaConnect2 meetings.

This would not have been a success without the massive participation of the WACREN Community and WACREN Friends and Partners. A special thank you to our local hosts, the Ministry of Higher Education of Senegal and snRER, our sponsors, and our paper presenters.

For those who couldn’t make it to Dakar, we have archived the presentations, the live stream and some photos so you can share our experience.

We look forward to welcoming you again to the region on 16-17 March 2017 for WACREN 2017.  In the meantime, we invite you to follow and participate in WACREN activities by visiting our website regularly, and by subscribing to our Community list.

Again, thank you to all of you.

Boubakar Barry, CEO


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