Building a State of the Art Network Infrastructure for Research and Education

WACREN will hold its first annual conference on 13 March 2014.

Focused on cost-effective access to high-capacity bandwidth, connectivity and services, the conference will bring together members of the community, decision and policy makers, international partners and communication services providers to get updates from the various NRENs in the region and discuss infrastructure, interconnection and other technical issues.

It will be followed on 14 March by WACREN’s Annual General Meeting.

Both events will be hosted in Lomé, Togo, by TogoRER. 

Participation in the events is open to everyone who is interested in research and education networking.

Registration is free but mandatory.  WACREN hopes to welcome you in Lomé for these events.

Joining information
Conference Programme
AGM Agenda


WACREN would like to thank the following sponsors who provided their kind support toward the success of this event


Ubuntunet Alliance Congratulates WACREN’s New CEO

“Dr Barry became the Coordinator the Research and Education Networking Unit at the Association of African Universities in 2006 and was elected Director of UbuntuNet Alliance in 2011.He has  brought great wisdom to the positions. When advice or information is sought from him, it is always given promptly yet thoughtfully.  WACREN and UbuntuNet Alliance have so much in common and the appointment of Dr Barry will cement this at the infrastructure, service level, as well as the relationship level"


WACREN has a new Board of Directors

After a search and nomination process by the WACREN community, the Search and Nomination Committee mandated to drive this process is happy to announce that the exercise has been completed successfully.

21 nominations of 15 Nominees were received and the Committee is particularly proud about the fact that all Nominees are members of the WACREN community with outstanding track records.

After a careful study of all nominations, the Committee has selected the following Nominees as Members of the Board of Directors of WACREN

Mr. Anicet Claude Andjouat – Université Omar Bongo, Gabon
Prof. Michael Faborode  Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Nigeria
Dr. Venant Palanga, Université de Lomé, Togo
Dr. Ousmane Moussa Tessa  Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger

The outgoing Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed this proposed selection.  These new Members join Dr. Nii Quaynor in the Board of Directors of WACREN; Dr. Quaynor was designated Chair of the Board of Directors at the 1st WACREN Annual General Assembly held in Abuja on 3 July 2013.

All Members of the now fully constituted Board of Directors of WACREN have a mandate of three (3) years.


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