Consolidating African Research and Education Networking (CORENA) - Phase I

African universities and research institutions possess significant human capacity, but their contribution to national human development as well as their intellectual property output is still very limited. A major cause of this is lack of easy and affordable access to the global information infrastructure.

This grant will enable UbuntuNet to help integrate African universities and research institutions into the global research and education community by enabling them to obtain intra-African connectivity, and sufficient and affordable international bandwidth.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

End Date

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


12 months

IDRC Officer

Fourati, Khaled

Total funding

CA$ 293,300


North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Margaret E. Ngweira

Project Leader

Dr. Francis F. Tusubira


University of Malawi

Institution Country