A joint CHAIN-REDS / eI4Africa Workshop organised under the aegis of the European Commission (EC) and in co-location with UbuntuNet-Connect 2013
November 13, 2013, Kigali - Rwanda 

The CHAIN-REDS and eI4Africa EU/FP7 projects have a common interest in promoting the adoption of consolidated standards, both in the e-Infrastructure and certification authorities and Federated Identity services domains, with the ultimate aim of widening the number of potential users of e-Infrastructures in Africa. 
The CHAIN-REDS and eI4Africa partnerships organised a highly interactive joint event to present a set of activities implemented to date, including the deployment of Science Gateways and federated services (Certification Authorities and Identity Providers), a Knowledge Database, a e-Infrastructure application survey, as well as a large number of live demos in life science, healthcare and environmental sectors, among others.

The main objectives of this workshop were to: 
  • Enhance collaboration among African and European scientists
  • Raise awareness of the regional research and education networks and their potential
  • Propose alternate means of conducting research and delivering services; Demonstrate the relevance of e-Infrastructures and advanced networks
  • Provide a forum for discussions and debates on recent developments and perspectives in the field.
This thematic workshop took place on November 13, 2013, in Kigali, co-located with the UbuntuNet-Connect 2013 (Nov. 14-15, 2013) and it is organised by KIST and the UbuntuNet Alliance with the support of Sigma Orionis and all eI4Africa and CHAIN-REDS project partners. 

Pictures from the workshop are available here.

Download the delegate package for workshop participants.
Starts 13 Nov 2013 08:00
Ends 13 Nov 2013 20:30