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Towards continental Research and Educational Network in Africa

Africa as a region and as individual countries, is slowly making a steady progress towards establishing national and Regional Research and Educational Networks (RRENs). Although still in its infancy compared to other world regions such as Europe where each country has an active National Research and Educational Networks (NRENs) with established regional networks such as TERENA, iMENTORS database provides evidence for tremendous progress over the past few years.

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There are currently three RRENs in Africa namely; West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), Ubuntu Alliance which consists of Eastern and Southern African countries,  and the North African block which belongs to Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN).

Overal, iMENTORS has mapped 23 individual NRENs, 13 of which are members of Ubuntu Alliance, 6 WACREN members and 4 ASREN members. Check out our map!

 

The development of these networks across Africa have led to the deployment of Eduroam services in Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.

But there may be more information that, we at iMENTORS are not yet aware of. If you have any comments or further information on NRENs and RRENs in Africa, please contact the iMENTORS team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

 

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