NRENs Leadership Indaba


Despite being non-profit in nature, an NREN is a business enterprise. Running a successful NREN requires leaders to use most of the business practices and principles that commercial businesses use. This This Indaba will focus on the subject on Running a Sustainable NREN and will use case studies from existing NRENs. After the presentations, participants will have an open session to discuss issues around the central theme.

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    • 9:30 AM 9:40 AM
      Introduction and Welcome Remarks 10m
      Speaker: Dr Matthews Mtumbuka (UbuntuNet Alliance)
    • 9:40 AM 9:50 AM
      Opening Remarks from the Deputy Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance 10m
      Speaker: Dr Julianne Sansa-Otim (Makerere University)
    • 9:50 AM 10:20 AM
      Cookbook for a Sustainable NREN 30m
      Speaker: Mr Abdullahi Bihi Hussein (SomaliREN)
    • 10:20 AM 11:20 AM
      Open Discussion on Issues Affecting NREN Sustainability 1h

      Moderated by Dr Matthews Mtumbuka (UbuntuNet Alliance)

    • 11:20 AM 11:30 AM
      Closing Remarks 10m