AfricaConnect: Africa-Europe research collaboration to be transformed

DANTE, the international research network operator, and the European Commission’s EuropeAid Cooperation Office have announced the signature of a 14.75m Euro contract for support to a sub-Saharan African intra-regional research networking infrastructure which is already connected to the pan-European research network GEANT. Eighty percent of the project’s funding will come from the European Commission’s EuropeAid Co-operation Office, and the remainder will be contributed by the African partners.

The contract represents a significant of capital to develop research networking infrastructure across sub-Saharan Africa and with Europe. The initiative will dramatically accelerate the development of the Information Society in Africa, providing advanced data communications infrastructure and enabling African researchers to collaborate more easily in advanced international research projects.

Nigel Palmer

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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