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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 […]

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 […]

Participation in the Africa Connect2 By Eastern Cluster of Higher Education Institutions

UPDATED ON 14/12/2017: Meeting has been postponed. Learn more here. Through the AC2 Project, the West and Central African Research and Education Network – WACREN is providing affordable high-capacity connectivity and network services for research and education in Nigeria in Quarter 1 of 2018. AfricaConnect2 supports the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and […]

NgREN Signs Agreement With WACREN On AfricaConnect2

The Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN), recorded a mile stone in its efforts of connecting and enabling Nigerian universities and institutions to share resources, communicate, collaborate and partner with member institutions and other countries for effective research and learning, as it signed an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network […]

Eko-Konnect Hosts Meeting on Nigerian Participation in AfricaConnect2

The AfricaConnect2 Project is 80% funded by the European Union with the potential of dramatically transforming Internet access for higher education and research institutions in Africa. Participating countries must collectively contribute the 20% counter funding to the total budget (€26.6 million) being provided by the European Union. As of March 2017 Nigeria had not paid its share […]

Call for papers – WACREN 2018

WACREN is organizing its 4th Annual Conference on 15-16 March 2018 in Lomé, hosted by TogoRER, the NREN of Togo. The main theme of the conference is: “WACREN – Unleashing Potentials”, with the following sub-themes: i)        Advanced Network Technologies and Services (SDN, Cloud services, mobility services, NOCaaS, …) ii)      Building and Strengthening User Communities (research communities, librarians, […]