Second WACREN Regional Capacity Building Workshop successfully completed

WACREN has successfully completed its second regional capacity building workshop.  The workshop was hosted by the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) in Abuja on 28 September to 2 October and organized in collaboration with the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Network Startup Resource Centre (NSRC), and the GÉANT Association
The over-subscribed workshop on Network Monitoring and Measurement was attended by 33 participants from WACREN and Ubuntunet Alliance NRENs including FasoREN, GARNET,  NgREN, NigerREN,  RENU, RerBenin, RwedNET, snRER, SudREN, TogoRER and ZAMREN.

Save the dates: UbuntuNet Connect, Maputo, 12-20 November 2015 and e-AGE 2015, Casablanca, 7-8 December 2015

The Ubuntunet Alliance and ASREN annual conferences are around the corner.  Please see and for more information.

GÉANT appoints Steve Cotter as new CEO

GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education, has appointed a new CEO, Steve Cotter, to complete the restructuring of the organisation and take on the challenges of a rapidly changing global science environment.

WACREN on full thrust for TANDEM, Sci-GaIA and MAGIC

WACREN is actively involved as Consortium Member in the implementation of three (3) projects funded in the framework of European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme.   These projects selected after competitive bid, are:



TANDEM (TransAfrican Network Development) aims at creating the favourable conditions for WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network), enabling the Regional REN to draw maximum benefit from the forthcoming AfricaConnect2 project and ensuring its integration into the global Research and Education networking community and its long-term sustainability.

Sci-GaIA (Energizing Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa) aims at producing clearly structured guides and educational documents that can be used to train and support representatives of NRENs. Communities of Practice (CoPs), and, importantly, to get universities to develop Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa.

MAGIC (Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global Virtual Communities) aims at establishing a set of agreements for participating world regions to consolidate/complete middleware for a marketplace of services and real-time applications to benefit global science communities.

These projects will run simultaneously for a period of two (2) years, and WACREN counts on the support of its community for a successful implementation of these projects. 

For more information,  please click on the logos to visit the project websites or contact


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