NRENs are essential in providing advanced ICT services to the research and education communities. Whilst they are well established in Europe, countries in other parts of the world face difficult challenges persuading stakeholders of the inherent value in operating an NREN.
There is no one-size-fits-all model for a successful NREN. However, many share similar challenges and can benefit from being part of a learning and sharing community.
In that spirit we have gathered materials to assist NRENs, particularly novice ones, find the information, messages and tools to demonstrate the role and value of NRENs and progress towards sustainable organisations.
The portal was developed in response to demand from a number of regional networks where NRENs are starting up to share global experiences and best practice.
Members of the Review Group that compiled this portal include veteran R&E networking professionals and representatives of the regional network organisations from outside Europe. Find out more.
Feasibility Study for a UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed CountriesProposal submitted by an expert panel to the UN in Sept 2015, which
outlines the role of NRENs in facilitating a Technology Bank for LDCs.download the pdf Cookbook for ZAMREN applicantsGuidelines to assess the ICT maturity level of institutions applying to join ZAMREN, applicable also to other emerging NRENs.download the pdf
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Stages of NREN developmentOverview of NREN development and connectivity status across Africa.download the pdf