July 2014

NgREN commissioned

NgREN’s Secretariat and NMC was officially commissioned in Abuja on Tuesday 8 July 2014.

WACREN CEO and CTO were present at this important event

More at http://ngren.edu.ng/news/presidential-commissioning-of-the-ngren.

WACREN SETS UP A SUPPORT TEAM FOR IP RESOURCES APPLICATION

During discussions at AIS 14  in Djibouti, it came out that many African academic and research institutions find the application process at AfriNIC too complex, which is certainly just a perception.
 
Acknowledging the fact that many of us feel more comfortable with a one-on-one support rather than posting on mailing lists, WACREN has set up a Support Team on the issue to boost IP resources allocation requests from academic and research institutions.
 
The objective is to secure IPv4 resources for academic and research institutions. AfriNIC is presently the only RIR that still has IPv4 address blocks and they will disappear very fast. So, now is the time to request IPv4 blocks and at the same time IPv6 resources, and start implementing IPv6.

WACREN and the UbuntuNet Alliance formally adopt the Africa Training Initiative (ATI)

The West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, the regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa, have signed an agreement to adopt the Africa Training Initiative (ATI),  a programme that is highly expected to foster accelerated development of the Internet across the African continent.

This MOU serves to enable the two regional research and education networking bodies to implement the ATI as a defined and endorsed project under their auspices.
 

The ATI is an independent community initiative developed and previously operated by Eko-Konnect, a cluster of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) in the Lagos area.  

Apart from contributing to the development of the Internet in Africa, the ATI  which will be facilitated and supported through the NREN members, will also promote the  adoption of best practices in building and protecting the Internet as well as fostering the emergence of a productive environment for the growing community of African users.