19 Aug 2020 - AfricaConnect3 and AfriGEO joint workshop on potential collaborations

The main objective of this workshop was to provide insight on potential collaboration between the African Regional Research and Education Networks, with the support of the AfricaConnect3 project, and the African Group on Earth Observation (AfriGEO)

This one-day workshop was introduced by Stephanie Truille-Baurens, International Cooperation Officer, European Commission - Belgium, Ms Phoebe Odour, PoC AfriGEO Secretariat, RCMRD, and Mr. Yousef Torman, Managing Directer, ASREN - representing African RENS .

It surveyed various topics and among them the connectivity issues in the region(s), the GEO Advanced Communications Infrastructures and Services (ACIS), how AfriConnect intends to enhance the digital technologies in Africa and to support AfriGEO community. Discover the agenda and the workshop presentations, access to the video (01:50:00)

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About AfricaConnect3

Following the success of AfricaConnect1 (2011-2014) and AfricaConnect2 (2015-2019), AfricaConnect3 Project started in November 2019 as a continuation of the European Commission to support the developments of research and education networks and infrastructures in Africa with more focus on users and research and education communities to satisfy their needs in terms of services and applications. To support the African RRENs, the European Commission decided to sign the AfricaConnect3 project contract directly with UA, WACREN and ASREN to cover the services for their respective regions in addition to GÉANT for network capacity and cloud infrastructures procurement. More

About Afrigeo

The African Earth Observation community is continuously growing and is establishing its presence in the region and in the global arena, taking also benefit from the national and regional programs and from the on-going cooperation initiatives with a great number of external Partners. The AfriGEO initiative, developed within the GEO framework, will strengthen the link between the current GEO activities with existing capabilities and initiatives in Africa and will provide the necessary framework for countries and organizations to access and leverage on-going bilateral and multilateral EO-based initiatives across Africa, thereby creating synergies and minimizing duplication for the benefit of the entire continent. More


Yousef Torman | Managing Director | Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) |  www.asrenorg.net  | +962779907900


  1. On behalf of the African Regional Research and Education Networks and the AfricaConenct3 Project, I would like to thank our colleagues at GMES and Africa for sharing this news at their blog.

    We look forward to work closely with GMES and Africa .


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