Regional networking organisations

The Ubuntunet Alliance, WACREN and ASREN are the three regional organisations that deliver AfricaConnect3 locally.

UbuntuNet Alliance (UA)

The UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional association of NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was established in the latter half of 2005 and currently comprises participating NRENs in 15 countries. The UbuntuNet Alliance manages UbuntuNet, the regional network backbone that interconnects NRENs and connects them to other regional networks, such as its pan-European counterpart GÉANT.

Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka

Golden Peacock Complex, P.O. Box: 2550, Lilongwe, Malawi

(+265) 999 989 300
matthews.mtumbuka@ubuntunet.net

West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN)

WACREN is the West and Central African Research and Education Network and currently has 15 established NREN members.

Dr. Boubakar Barry

VCG Office Complex, IPS Road, P.O. Box LG1279, Legon, Accra – Ghana

(+233) 302942873
boubakar.barry@wacren.net

Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN)

ASREN was launched in 2010 under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), to connect NRENs across the Arab region.

Building on the EUMEDCONNECT3 and Africaconnect2 networks, ASREN fosters long-term sustainability of e-infrastructures in North Africa and the neighbouring Gulf region, potentially serving a population of over 250 million people.

Yousef Torman

Shmeisani, P.O. Box: 921100, Amman 11192 Jordan

(+962) 65100900 / (+962) 779907900
torman@asrenorg.net

GÉANT – implementing partner

GÉANT is the pan-European network that interconnects Europe’s national research and education networking (NREN) organisations with a high bandwidth pan-European backbone and provides a range of additional services that support research and educational collaborations.

Together with its partner NRENs and RRENs, GÉANT makes high-performance connectivity available to research and education (R&E) institutions across the world, while also providing access to a range of value-added services that support collaboration and exchange between the various user groups in the R&E community.