Welcome to UbuntuNet Alliance Website

UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa. Our mission is to secure affordable broadband and efficient ICT access and usage for African NRENs and their associated communities of practice. We manage and operate UbuntuNet, the regional backbone network that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and connect them to other regional networks. Read more>>

Rolling out the regional network

The AfricaConnect project is rolling out the regional component of UbuntuNet, establishing a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa to provide the region with a gateway to global research collaboration. The project will last four years and will consist of two phases, the first of which will be to plan and procure the network and is expected to last up to twelve months. Read more >>

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Upcoming events

Participating in EU FP7 Projects

UbuntuNet Alliance is a partner in EU FP7 projects. At present, the Alliance is a partner in CHAIN-REDS and eI4Africa projects.

UbuntuNet Alliance Partners

UbuntuNet Alliance is grateful to its partners for their support on various fronts:





UbuntuNet-Connect 2014

13-14 November 2014, Lusaka, Zambia


 June 2014

The untold success story of SudREN and a new CEO

Dengue Fever Symposium demonstrates medical collaboration possibilities on research and education networks

Kenya needs increased PhDs to harness e-Readiness, 2013 Survey reveals

Hello ICT, hello African folktales

Malawi Librarians upgrade Web2.0 and Social Media for Development skills

Boubakar Barry scoops 2014 Network Information and Infrastructure Service Award skills

RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme to increase PhDs in Africa