Objective: Understand the current challenges in higher education and determine requirements for an appropriate response. Highlight the role of the REN in overcoming the major challenges. Define a roadmap and action plan for effective support for Nigerian R&E during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Theme: The role of the REN in the response of Nigerian […]
Research and Education Networking
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We provide internet and connectivity within all the member institutions.
We offer a secure and reliable educational identity.
University of Lagos Hosts Eko-Konnect Youth In Technology Day
Eko-Konnect Youth in Technology Day 2020 (Theme: Connecting Youth Communities in Research and Education) took place on the 30th of January 2020, at the University of Lagos, Faculty of Engineering, Lagos with a total participation of 138 students participants from STEM-related courses. Uffa Modey, Community Outreach Coordinator, Eko-Konnect opened the event with a welcome address where she […]
Eko-Konnect Repository Workshop And eduID Policy Meeting
The pre-conference workshop brought University Librarians, ICT Directors, Researchers and REN managers together discuss the issues of how to strengthen Institutional Repositories of the universities and how best to collaborate to deliver a national repository for Nigerian researchers to contribute to and effectively utilise. Representatives from the National Informatics Institute of Japan were present to […]
Eko-Konnect 2020 Users Conference
Eko-Konnect Users Conference brings together practitioners in the research and education networking community, librarians, researchers, policymakers, and service providers from across Nigeria and West Africa. The conference creates a platform for the research and education community in Nigeria to discuss common challenges and opportunities in developing the sector through information and communications technology. This year’s […]
South Eastern Institutions agree to form Zik-Konnect
At the High Level Meeting held on Saturday the 17th of February, 2018 at Golden Royale Hotel, Enugu to discuss the urgent need for participation in the AfricaConnect2 Project. The meeting was attended by institutions in the South East part of Nigeria. The participants discussed the direct participation of higher education and research institutions in […]
WACREN is hiring
WACREN is recruiting staff to fill the following positions: Finance and Administration Officer – Read more Communications and Marketing Officer – Read more Network and Systems Engineer – Read more Please share widely.
WACREN forges strategic partnerships to support women in ICT
The West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) demonstrated its commitment to opening windows of opportunities for women, historically underrepresented in STEM fields, as it launched its first Women in WACREN event under the theme “Physical Computing with Python.” In addition to providing an opportunity for women to enhance programming skills, the conference […]
Press release: West and Central Africa connects to the global R&E network to unleash its potential
The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the tender call to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services. By signing the contract through AfricaConnect2, WACREN, the regional Research and Education Network in West and Central Africa, will join the […]
Registration for WACREN 2018 open!
Programme and Registration You can now register for the WACREN 2018 Conference and Annual General Meeting to be held in Lomé, Togo, on 15-16 March 2018. The WACREN network will be officially launched at this occasion. The Programme Committee has put together an exciting programme for the participants; please do also consult the General Schedule of the WACREN Week. Conference attendees […]
Women in WACREN – Physical Computing with Python – Lagos Edition
This “Women In WACREN” training and community event is held in collaboration with the Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative, a cluster the Nigerian NREN (NgREN), the Entrepreneurship & Skills Development Centre and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), and the AfricaConnect2 project. Leveraging a broader promotion of maker culture and hackerspaces in NRENs, the event […]