WACREN 2019 Conference

WACREN is organizing its 5th Annual Conference on 14-15 March 2019 in Accra, hosted by the Ghanaian Academic and Research Network (GARNET).

The theme of the conference is: "Beyond Networks: Applications and Services" with the following sub-themes.

  • Applications and Services (Cloud Services and Collaboration Tools, Trust and Identity, Cybersecurity)
  • User and Science Engagement
  • Teaching and Learning
  • NREN Business Models and Use Cases
  • Advanced Network Technologies

The conference is organized in a special context: the first to be hosted in a country connected to the WACREN backbone amidst pilots of advanced services and collaborations aimed at maximum utilization and growth of the infrastructures.

For more information and registration: https://indico.wacren.net/event/71/overview


WACREN is the West and Central African Research and Education Network. The objectives of the organization are the promotion and establishment of interconnections between national research and education networks in West and Central Africa to form a regional research and education network, the interconnection of this network with other regional and continental networks, and the provision of services aiming at fostering collaboration between research and education institutions in the region, as well as between these institutions and their peers at a continental and international level. To achieve its goals, WACREN works not only with educational and research institutions, but also with bodies such as regional economic communities (ECOWAS, ECCAS, UEMOA), telecommunications regulators (WATRA) and a number of national policy and decision-making institutions in West and Central Africa.  WACREN was constituted in 2010 and currently includes 11 participating NRENs in the region.

For more information, visit www.wacren.net