[AfrICANN-discuss] AfriNIC reduces its fees for Research & Education Institutions

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 14:01:06 SAST 2007

News, Calls & Announcements    * AfriNIC reduces its fees for Research &
Education Institutions *    Upon a proposal from the Association of African
Universities (AAU), AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, has
agreed to provide special pricing to education and research institutions in
the AfriNIC service region.

>From July 1st 2007, research and education institutions in all African and
Indian Ocean Countries will be entitled to a 50% discount on set-up,
membership and assignment fees for IP number resources, which AfriNIC
assigns to them.

This measure is expected to increase research and development at university
level in IP technologies and Internet applications related development.

To the same end, AfriNIC will be holding two joint training sessions with
the AAU in 2007, to increase awareness and knowledge on the latest
developments in Internet technologies.

This close collaboration between AfriNIC and the Association of African
Universities in enhancing Internet access and capacity development for AAU
members and other education and research institutions follows the signing of
a Memorandum of Understanding
<http://www.aau.org/renu/detail.htm?ai=52>AfriNIC, AAU and AfNOG in
September 2006.

*About AfriNIC*
AfriNIC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit membership based
organisation. Its main role is to serve Africa region as Regional Internet
Registry, alike the four other continents which have their own RIR.

AfriNIC's mission is to provide professional and efficient distribution of
Internet number resources to the African Internet community, to support
Internet technology usage and development across the continent and
strengthen self Internet governance in Africa by encouraging a participative
policy development.

*About AAU*
The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organization and
forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among
institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of
higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports
networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research,
information exchange and dissemination.

The Mission of the AAU is to help raise the quality of higher education in
Africa and strengthen its contribution to African development by fostering
collaboration among its over 200 member institutions.

Through its Research and Education Networking Unit, the Association
facilitates the building of synergies among the many information and
communications technology (ICT) initiatives for higher education
institutions currently under way in Africa, especially the formation of
research and education networks. It also supports collective action in
relation to increased access to better and cheaper connectivity for the
education sector.

*26th June 2007

To contact AfriNIC: t: +230 4666616, f: +230 4666758, e: press at afrinic.net,

To contact AAU: t: +233 21774495, f: +233 21774821, e: info at aau.org,
    *Copyright (c) 1997 - 2007 Association of African Universities, P. O. Box
AN5744, Accra-North, Ghana.
Tel: +233-21-774495/761588 Fax:+233-21-774821
Email: info at aau.org <%20info at aau.org> *
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