Capacity Building

For member institutions to enjoy the benefits of NREN connectivity, campus networks must be designed, implemented, and maintained in the best way possible. RENU runs capacity building programs to equip the campus network and systems engineers with the skills and confidence to set up, manage and maintain clean, robust, and efficient networks.

Major 2020 Workshops

Activity: Introduction to Network Operations

Period: 10th February to 6th March

Host: Online


Activity: DEA I

Period: 16th to 20th

Host: Mbale Clinical Research Institute

Team: RENU

Activity: Federation and Identity Management (FIM)

Period: 20th to 24th

Host: Mbale Clinical Research Institute

Team: RENU

Activity: DEA II

Period: 15th to 19th

Host: African Rural University

Team: RENU

Activity: perfSONAR

Period: 27th to 31st

Host: TBD

Team: RENU

Activity: DEA III

Period: 14th to 18th

Host: Ndejje University Main Campus

Team: RENU

Activity: DEA IV

Period: 19th to 23rd

Host: Kabale University

Team: RENU

Online Workshops

Since 2015 RENU has been running 2 online workshops under the themes:
  1. Introduction to Network Operations
  2. Advanced Network Services

Direct Engineering Assistance (DEA)

In addition to the workshops, selected member institutions connected to the RENU network have benefited from DEA activities. A typical DEA starts with a thorough review of an institution's network by a team from the RENU core engineering unit and the network and system engineering team of the instituition. After the review, appropriate changes are discussed by the two teams to come up with a new design for the institution's network. The new network design is then implemented by the institution's network and systems engineers, under the guidance and supervision of the RENU core engineering team.

Capacity Building Partners

The RENU capacity building activities are carried out in partnership with;
  1. Network Startup and Resource Center (NSRC)
  2. Internet Society (ISOC)
  3. UbuntuNet Alliance (UA)