Pascal Hoba was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the UbuntuNet Alliance with effect from January 1, 2015.

Dr.Hoba is coming from the Association of African Universities (AAU) Based in Accra, Ghana where he has been Director of Knowledge Management and ICT Services since 2005. In his role at the AAU, Dr Hoba was also Coordinator of the Europe-Africa quality Connect project and the Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD) programme. He is credited for initiating the Open Access process with the DATAD programme as a regional repository. He served on the advisory Board of the Pan-African E-Network project at the African Union commission and authors of several scientific articles and book chapters.

Pascal Hoba holds two masters degrees in Business Law and Information communication and PhD scientific and technical information from the University of Marseille, France.

About UbuntuNet Alliance:

UbuntuNet Alliance is a regional association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa.  It was established in the latter half of 2005 by five established and emerging NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa with, these are: MAREN (Malawi), MoRENet, (Mozambique), KENET (Kenya), RwEdNet (Rwanda) and TENET (South Africa). The driving vision was that of securing high speed and affordable Internet connectivity for the African research and education community in Gb/s rather than in Kb/s.

To date, the Alliance’s foot print has stretched across the largest land mass of Eastern and Southern Africa with participating NRENs in 16 countries. 

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