AfricaConnect3 (AC3) is the third phase of the AfricaConnect project. It builds on the success of its predecessor projects, AfricaConnect and AfricaConnect2, in supporting the creation, development and use of advanced, reliable Internet connectivity for the teaching, learning and research communities of Africa.
AfricaConnect3 will connect Africa to unlimited possibilities by improving and enabling access for researchers, students and institutions to digital infrastructures and technologies.
Like the two previous projects, AfricaConnect3 also builds on the achievements of the EUMEDCONNECT project. Co-funded by the European Union (EU), EUMEDCONNECT – now in its third phase – has provided a high-capacity dedicated internet network for the research and education communities across the southern and eastern Mediterranean region since 2004. In 2015, its North African partner countries migrated to AfricaConnect2.