22-23 November 2018
Hotel Verde Zanzibar
Africa/Dar_es_Salaam timezone

Call for Sponsorship

Towards SMART Universities: Services that Matter
22nd – 23rd November 2018, Zanzibar, Tanzania


UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 comes to Zanzibar!

UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 is the 11th UbuntuNet Alliance annual conference in the UbuntuNet - Connect conference series. It is a high - profile event bringing together 150-200 leading policy makers, infrastructure providers, regulators, network engineers, researchers and academics, not only from eastern and southern Africa but from the research and education community across Africa and beyond.

UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 will be preceded by a series of other events including capacity building activities and e-Infrastructure applications workshops. The Conference will be hosted by the Tanzanian Education and Research Network, TERNET, the NREN of Tanzania.

Showcase your Products and Services!

UbuntuNet-Connect presents a rare opportunity for companies to meet Africa’s research and education networking community and market their products and services. This is especially important to organisations and companies with a national, regional or global footprint.

The sponsorship will give your company the visibility that it needs and also the satisfaction for shareholders and customers of knowing that you are intrinsically involved in creating a bright tomorrow. Your sponsorship will support among other things: the paper presenters, panels, participation and also capacity building activities for young network engineers and NREN staff.

Sponsorship Levels and what you get for each category

The table below shows the price for each category and the marketing opportunities that go with it. The levels give marketing and brand association before, during and after the conference.



(one Only)









Visibility on name badges




Access to our Vice Chancellors Forum and Executive tracks    

Visibility on event portal

Space for an exhibition stand





Visibility in networking areas



Visibility in Plenary room



Visibility in conference documentation

Free Conference registration

4 people

2 People

1 person


Inclusion of organisation brochure in event pack



Visibility in event marketing communication

Presentation slot

10 mins at the opening ceremony

5 mins at the networking cocktail



Visibility in resulting event reports





The above list is non- exhaustive. We are open to suggestions from sponsors including “in-kind” support.

Previous conferences

Previous UbuntuNet-Connect conferences were held in Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Maputo, Entebbe and Addis Ababa. For further details and the Call for Papers for this year, see https://events.ubuntunet.net/event/16/abstracts/. 

Contact us

To discuss further please contact: info@ubuntunet.net or phone +265 1 754535.