UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. It is organised by UbuntuNet Alliance and hosted by member NRENs. The Conference brings together practitioners in the research and education networking community, researchers, policy makers, academicians, connectivity providers, and a pool of expertise from across Africa and beyond. In previous years, the conference has attracted sponsorship from leading commercial companies and service providers.
This year, UbuntuNet-Connect 2018, the 11th edition of the series of UbuntuNet-Connect conferences will be held in Zanzibar and will be hosted by the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), the NREN of Tanzania. The conference will take place on 22-23 November 2018.
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To be participated by all...
Getting to know each other and expectations
Insights into attitudes of scholars and academics (focus on Southern and East Africa)
Presentations from countries in the UbuntuNet Alliance region
Presentation of results of LIBSENSE survey and discussion
Breakout group discussion
A case study from Europe
Database of African Theses and Dissertations
A case study from Latin America
Breakout session to identify next steps towards cohesive network(s) of repositories in Africa, including harvester(s), interoperability of repositories and support frameworks
The minister for Education, Science and Technology
The panel is composed of representatives the two sub-regional university associations, an NREN CEO, a Vice Chancellor, and a Librarian