Conceived as a pan-African umbrella connectivity project, AfricaConnect2 adopts a modular approach adjusted to the geographical, cultural and organisational context of the African regions and their different stages of NREN development, as well as their sources of funding and long-term prospects.
AfricaConnect2 therefore comprises three geographical areas (or "clusters") that involve their respective regional networking organisations in the delivery of the project.
Cluster 1: Eastern and Southern Africa
Current AfricaConnect countries plus the newly ready countries in Eastern and Southern Africa
These are organised under the UbuntuNet
, the implementing partner for this cluster (administrative and financial responsibility and technical operations).
Cluster 2: Western and Central Africa
Newly ready countries in Western and Central Africa organised under WACREN, the West and Central African Research and Education Network.
Cluster 3: North Africa
North African countries associated in ASREN, the Arab States Research and Education Network.
The UbuntuNet Alliance is the implementing partner for Cluster 1, whilst networking organisation GÉANT is responsible for the administrative, financial and operational aspects of Cluster 2 and 3 and will deliver the project in conjunction with WACREN and ASREN.
GÉANT and the UbuntuNet Alliance collaborate closely to ensure coherence in the project implementation with a view to exploit synergies.