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The AfricaConnect project aims to establish UbuntuNet, a high-capacity regional data network for research and education in Eastern and Southern Africa, and to improve the volume and reliability of connectivity to the global research and education community. This will complement the existing interconnection between the region and GÉANT, the pan-European research and education data network, enabling researchers and academics in Africa to collaborate seamlessly with each other and with research and education institutions around the world.

Key information

Total budget
EUR 37 500 000.00
EU contribution
EUR 30 000 000.00
December 2019 to December 2023
Implementing organisation
UbuntuNet Alliance, Wacren, ASREN, GEANT
Funding instrument
European Development Fund (EDF)