Working together instead of in isolation to train engineers in Africa

Collaborating across borders to train the trainers creates new opportunities for developing the skills of more network engineers in Africa. This engineering workforce provides vital services that underpin research and education outcomes.

“Bringing brains together instead of working in isolation…giving them the means to collaborate in any way they want…and that creates output that would have been impossible.” – Tsutsu Tusubira, former CEO UbuntuNet Alliance.

The UbuntuNet Alliance, the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), and the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) teamed up to organize a network training and engineering assistance program in Uganda, in cooperation with staff from the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) the Kenya Education Network (KENET).

The program was conducted in May 2014 with network technicians from member countries of the UbuntuNet Alliance focused on human resource development, and cultivating a critical mass of African network engineers and trainers to expand the capabilities of the UbuntuNet Alliance community.

Watch the video to hear more about the power of this initiative.

Published: 09/2016

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