Guinea on its way to establish its NREN

WACREN CEO met several stakeholders for the establishment of a NREN in Guinea.  

In a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Minister of Vocational Training and the Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Economy, the idea of establishing a NREN in Guinea was strongly supported by the ministers.

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.


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