WACREN Board Chair Speaks at the Nigeria Innovation Summit 2019


The Board Chair of WACREN and 'Father of the Internet in Africa', Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor, has challenged the continent to fully embrace innovation in technology in order to play in the highly-competitive, fast-paced global environment. 

WACREN Welcomes Two New Board Members

  The Board of WACREN has appointed two new Board members – Prof. Souleymane Oumtanaga (Côte d’Ivoire) and Dr. Joshua Atah (Nigeria) 

WACREN Delegation to Join TNC 2019 in Estonia

A delegation from the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) region, would join hundreds of others across the World, at this year’s TNC 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

TNC, organised by GÉANT, is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. 

The five-day event – June 16 to 20, 2019, is the 35theditionand will be hosted by EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network. 

From the WACREN region, there would be five participants:  the WACREN CEO and NREN representatives from Benin, Ghana and Nigeria. 

WACREN - COAR Agree to Continue Collaborating on Advancing Open Science in Africa

June 3, 2019 - COAR and WACREN are pleased to announce a new collaboration agreement to advance open access and open science in Africa.


Greater access to the results of research will contribute to improving the visibility and value of research outcomes. However, Africa is a large and very diverse continent and for open science to be adopted widely, services must reflect the variety of national and local priorities and needs in the region.


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