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The Role and Status of National Research and Education Networks in Africa

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18026
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Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER)
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Foley, Michael
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2017-03-15T15:39:40Z
dc.date.available
2017-03-15T15:39:40Z
dc.date.issued
2016
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The aim of this report is to provide guidance to governments, institutions, and development partners on how to approach the provision of advanced information and communication technology (ICT) services to the higher education and research community in Africa. The timing is appropriate as it coincides with a transformation in the telecom infrastructure and services on the continent as fiber optic connectivity, both undersea and on land, is expanding at a rapid pace. The premise of the report that the organization of ICT services and connectivity is best provided by a dedicated organization called the National Research and Education Network (NREN) is based on international best practice and the current plans of the stakeholders in the region. In the following pages, the nature of NRENs and the case for their establishment is outlined and the story of their development in Africa up to their current status is described in operation of NRENs are discussed as a prelude to a guidance note on how to go about establishing or strengthening an NREN, with recommendations to the government, the private sector, institutions, and development partners.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26258
dc.language
English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries
SABER-ICT Technical Paper Series;
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
NREN
dc.subject
governance
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education consortia
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higher education
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tertiary education
dc.title
The Role and Status of National Research and Education Networks in Africa
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Working Paper
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2017-02-28
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/233231488314835003/The-Role-and-Status-of-National-Research-and-Education-Networks-NRENs-in-Africa
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yes
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090224b0849997d4_1_0
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27234139
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113114
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/233231488314835003/pdf/113114-NRENSinAfrica-SABER-ICTno05.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Kenya
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Nigeria
okr.region.geographical
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Education :: Education For All
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Education :: Education for the Knowledge Economy
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Education :: Educational Institutions & Facilities
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Education :: Educational Technology and Distance Education
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Science and Technology Development :: Research and Development
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EDU GP GLOBAL (GEDGE)

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