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RENU 2021 Workshops and DEAs

The schedule for the RENU 2021 capacity building programme is ongoing with the Federation and Identity Management (FIM) Workshop taking place from 30th August to 3rd September 2021.

Please follow the updates on our pages in case of any amendments.

Capacity Building 2021

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Industrial Training for Undergraduates & Funding Opportunities for Masters & PhD Students

On 3rd May 2021, RENU together with the Marconi Society, Network Startup Resource Centre and RANLab launched the Celestini: Uganda Program, to build the capacity of undergraduates in eduroam and support Masters and PhD research projects in LoRaWAN IoT.

Click here to view the full press release.

Click here to view the application details.

Prof. Moses Muhwezi Joins RENU BoD

Prof. Muhwezi, Deputy Principal, Makerere University Business School (MUBS), emerged winner of a hotly contested election during RENU’s 12th AGM held on 15th April 2021, replacing Prof. Ezra Twesigomwe.

RENU Turns 15!

On 13th January 2021, RENU made 15 years!

To mark this important milestone, RENU held a number of events during the 2nd week of April 2021 to commemorate the milestone.

On 6th April 2021, RENU held a live talk show on NTV Uganda reflecting on its journey and the greater need for collaboration.

On 7th and 8th April 2021, RENU featured a pullout in both the Daily Monitor and New Vision, showcasing RENU's history, services, the partnerships and the future opportunities.

On 8th and 9th April 2021, RENU held an online conference under the theme, '15 Years of Enabling Research & Education Collaboration'.

On 11th April 2021, RENU concluded the celebration by broadcasting a documentary on NTV Uganda showcasing its journey.

We are grateful to all that joined to celebrate with us.

RENU Now Hosting a Google Global Cache in its Data Center!

On Friday 5th March 2021, RENU integrated one of the Google Global Caches [GGC] in its data center.

The GGC serves certain Google content such as YouTube and the Google PlayStore with greatly improved service performance.

Previously, this Google content was usually picked from the Uganda Internet eXchange Point [UIXP] or other different international destinations such as London or Cape Town.

The presence of the GGC will improve user experience on many web-based applications as content would be accessed faster.

RENU is among the few networks in Uganda that Google has chosen to host caches.

Employee of the Year 2020

Derrick Ssemanda

About Derrick Ssemanda

Derrick was recently overwhelmingly voted by fellow staff as RENU’s Employee of the Year (EoY) 2020!

Derrick Ssemanda, is a Systems and Software Engineer at RENU, having joined the team in September 2018.

His colleagues at RENU know him as being very committed to his work, and recognize him for having been very innovative in coming up with very useful solutions especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and exhibiting the spirit of mentorship towards both junior and other staff.

RENU appreciates Derrick for his hard work, sacrifices which have contributed enormously to giving our best to member institutions in the year.

Congratulations Derrick!