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Connecting West & Central Africa to the global research and education network

Björn Pehrson

Connecting West & Central Africa to the global research and education network

by Björn Pehrson

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Published by Association of African Universities in Accra-North, Ghana .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesConnecting West and Central Africa to the global research and education network, Connectivity of African higher education institutions :, Connectivity of African higher education institutions.
Statementresearched and authored by Björn Pehrson and Anders Comstedt with contributions from Boubakar Barry ... [et al.]. Connectivity of African higher education institutions : addressing the demand for connectivity in West and Central Africa / Paul Hamilton ... [et al.].
ContributionsComstedt, Anders, Barry, Boubakar, Association of African Universities
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 60, 84, xi p. :
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25048139M
ISBN 109789988589484, 9789988589492
LC Control Number2011343368

AfricaConnect2 ( - ) - a successor of the AfricaConnect () – is a research and education networking project which aims at connecting the participating national research and education network partners across and beyond (through the pan-European GÉANT network) Africa. "The AfricaConnect2 project comes at a time when the demand for adequate bandwidth and network . UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people.

National Research and Education (R&E) Networks (also known as NRENs) together provide critical communications infrastructure for universities and research institutes worldwide. This global network of interconnected networks is boosting international capacity where needed as part of the global rapid response to the recent novel coronavirus. Today, there are 16 submarine cables connecting Africa to America, Europe and Asia, and international connectivity is no longer a significant issue. This has allowed countries to share information, both within the continent and to the world, in a more direct way. It has created more space for innovation, research and education.

The Association of African Universities (AAU), the UbuntuNet Alliance (UA), the West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN), the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa are therefore calling for investments to support the development and.   WACREN: the West and Central African Research and Education Network was established in August , but efforts to have it established go as far back as ; its membership potential (West and Central Africa) is 22 NRENs, although only 2 NRENs have been formally established in this area;.


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Connecting West & Central Africa to the global research and education network by Björn Pehrson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Connecting West and Central Africa to the Global Research and Education Network Africa Regional Internet Development Dialogue -Internet Society Kigali, May 1 Boubakar Barry @ for Research and Higher Education Networks in Western and Central Africa Connecting West & Central Africa to the Global Research and Education Infrastructure Researched and authored by Björn Pehrson and Anders Comstedt with contributions from Boubakar Barry, Mumuni Dakubu, Norbert Hounkonnou, Aminu Ibrahim, Raphael Koffi, Tiemoman Kone.

Background. WACREN is the West and Central African Research and Education Network which supports interconnections and fosters collaboration between R&E institutions in the region and international peers by building and operating a world class network infrastructure, developing state of the art services, promoting collaboration among national, regional, and international.

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 JuneGÉANT has awarded a year contract to MainOne for connectivity services.

Connecting via video-conference, GÉANT CEO Erik Huizer congratulated WACREN - as well as the network and equipment operators MainOne and XON – on the newly launched network, bringing the West and Central African Research Network into the global. Education in West Africa is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in the region.

Written by regional experts, the book explores the education systems of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

It critically examines. Angola Cables, WACREN to expand connectivity among West and Central African education institutions Angola Cables has announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa.

Highlights Child Alert is a briefing series that presents the core challenges for children in a given crisis location at a given time. This issue examines attacks on children’s right to education in West and Central Africa, and provides examples of efforts to protect children and their learning opportunities in conflict-affected parts of the region.

AfricaConnect2 supports the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and education across Africa. It builds on existing networks in Eastern and Southern Africa and North Africa and will extend connectivity into West and Central Africa.

By collaborating with AfricaConnect2, the pan-European GÉANT network strengthens Europe's links with the African. Nine African countries have successfully established a sustainable National Research and Education Network promoting internet access to global educational resources and facilitating interaction at national and regional levels among universities and research institutions – boosting research productivity over the last decade.

Africa's global connections. especially in religion and education. This research theme involves the following projects: Mobile Africa revisited, communication, marginality and society in West, Central and Southern Africa.

Mirjam de Bruijn. Research project, Completed. Muslim Africa’s global connections. Social Science and Medicine Africa Network 26 Equitable Education African Forum for Children’s Literacy in Science and Technology 27 Education Research Network for West and Central Africa 62 to the global research constit uency.

Opinion - Globally, higher education policies have long been limited to assumptions and loose projections with little research-based evidence for policy.

However, higher education has a. The West and Central Africa region has made impressive gains in recent decades, but still has a long way to go in terms of rural transformation. Economic growth has been slow over the past few years.

GDP grew by an average of only per cent in the region in (Luanda, Angola) 11 December, – Angola Cables today announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa.

The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and Central Africa, including services that at foster collaboration between research and education. West African countries also benefit from the UN through the multilateral support offered by UN bodies such as United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO), especially for support in teacher training and cultural activities; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in seed variety improvement and irrigation; and the.

R&E networks operate nationally but connect globally. There are more than dedicated R&E networks across the world, working together as a global ‘network of networks’ to provide seamless connectivity and tailor-made services for their education and research communities at an unrivalled scale.

AfricaConnect3 project to extend pan-African high-speed internet connectivity and services for research and education 18th December | Brussels, Belgium. Following the success of predecessor projects ‘AfricaConnect’ and ‘AfricaConnect2’, Africa’s three regional Research and Education Networks (RENs) UbuntuNet Alliance, West and Central African Research and Education Network.

African-centered/Global Education Curriculum 5 Features include cross cultural- awareness, global issues, universal values, critical thinking, and experiential learning Teaches students to accept and respect different cultures and develop empathic understanding for others, as well as concern for what is happening in the world.

Omo Oaiya, “WACREN - Connecting West and Central Africa to the Global R&E Network”, CTO, West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), Nigeria Ognjen Prnjat, “ Supporting Open Science in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Europe: VI-SEEM Project ”, European and Regional e-Infrastructure Manager, The Greek.

The latest edition of the Digital Society Index (DSI) survey by global marketing agency Dentsu Aegis Network has launched today. The study highlights. Oladepo commended the resolve of WACREN to connect regional researchers to the global research and education communities across the world and reiterated MainOne’s commitment to providing the.Africa and Francophone Central and West Africa to increase their share of Africa’s overall consumption significantly.

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