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Announcement - Registration open for 2nd ERINA4Africa Workshop


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The 2nd ERINA4Africa workshop will be held at Kumbali Lodge, Lilongwe, Malawi, 6-7 October 2010 with sponsorship from the European Union under the EU FP7 project ERINA4Africa.

The event will provide participants with the opportunity to discover e-Infrastructures and their applications and to network with those interested in application development.

The second (optional) day of this workshop will feature demonstrations and presentations of potential e-Infrastructure applications.

The detailed programme is available here.

Participation is free of charge but limited to 30 participants. Register Now!

Context

e-Infrastructures enable research environments in which researchers globally collaborate and have shared access to scientific facilities (data, communications, computing and instruments).

The coming of the first fibre cables to East Africa in 2009 presented enhanced opportunities for enhanced harnessing of e-infrastructure in sub Saharan African region in a way that was not possible when VSAT was the main means of connectivity. The AfricaConnect initiative will enhance the development of these e-Infrastructures in the countries where it is implemented and also more broadly through their interconnection to the Global REN community. Once AfricaConnect is fully realised, what will be the major scientific applications that will use the network? The “Exploiting Research Infrastructures potential for boosting research and iNnovation in Africa” (ERINA4Africa) project is investigating these applications.

This workshop presents the opportunity to discuss this question and to outline the high priority applications of the future that urgently need to be developed.

Further information

For further information on the Workshop, please contact Margaret Nwgira (email: info@ubuntunet.net; phone: +265 1 754 535). To learn more on the Initiative, please visit the website or contact us at info@erina4africa.eu

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