Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East
R&E networking in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East is coordinated by three regional networks.
ASREN (Arab States Research and Education Network) is the Regional Research and Education Network for North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The UbuntuNet Alliance is the Regional Research and Education Network serves Eastern and Southern Africa.
WACREN is the regional networking organisation for West and Central Africa.
EU Support for Regional Network Development
AfricaConnect3 is the third phase of the AfricaConnect project, building on the success of predecessor projects in supporting the creation, development and use of advanced, reliable internet connectivity for the teaching, learning and research communities of Africa. AfricaConnect3 is co-funded by the European Union and delivered locally by regional organisations - UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN and ASREN, together with GÉANT.
Providing a dedicated internet network for research and education for the Mediterranean since 2004, the
EUMEDCONNECT programme, coordinated by GÉANT with the participation of ASREN, and now in its 3rd phase connects NRENs in the eastern Mediterranean.