WACREN has a new membership structure

In order to allow participation of a larger panel of organizations interested in research and education networking and the development of research and education in Africa, WACREN has reviewed its membership structure.

Education and research institutions, non-governmental organizations, for-profit entities as well as individuals can now be members of WACREN.

Please see the "Membership" section for more information.

WACREN held its first Annual Conference and second AGM in Lomé, Togo

WACREN has successfully held its first Annual Conference and second Annual General Meeting on 13 – 14 March 2014 in Lomé, Togo. They were preceded by a meeting of the Board of Directors of WACREN on 12 March 2014.

eI4Africa Workshop: Leveraging Science Gateways & Virtual Research Communities in African e-Science

The eI4Africa third workshop “Leveraging Science Gateways & Virtual Research Communities in African e-Science” is taking place on March 19, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. Organised by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and the UbuntuNet Alliance in collaboration with Sigma Orionis and all the eI4Africa consortium members, the workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR), an activity centre of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), and the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative.

The workshop’s main objectives are to:

  • Enhance collaboration among West & Central African and European scientists
  • Raise awareness on the regional research and education networks and their transformative potential
  • Propose alternate means of conducting research and delivering services
  • Demonstrate the relevance of e-Infrastructures and advanced networks
  • Provide a forum for discussions and debates on recent development and perspectives in the field

For more details, see the tentative agenda here.

Registrations, free of charge, are now open: register today!

Event Location: 
Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

2014 WACREN CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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


 

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