AfricaConnect2 (AC2), a project funded by the European Union, aimed to support the development, consolidation and use of high-capacity national and regional research and education networks (NRENs) across Africa and set up connections to the pan-European GÉANT network, thus providing the African research and education (R&E) communities with unrivalled opportunities for global collaborations. WACREN was the implementing partner of the project in West and Central Africa.

Under AC2, WACREN has connected three countries (NRENs) to the backbone: GARNET (Ghana) - 2019, NgREN (Nigeria) - 2019 and TogoRER (Togo) - 2020. Through AC2, hundreds of thousands of students and researchers in our region have been able to connect to a high-speed data communications network to send and receive huge volumes of data for research, access electronic resources and collaborate with their peers around the world.

AfricaConnect2 website