ngNOG 2013 Workshop and Meetings

2013-11-03 00:00
2013-11-08 23:59

The 8th edition of the annual Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) Workshop and Meetings will be held this year at the University of Benin (UniBen) from the 3rd - 9th November 2013.

The ancient city of Benin which is known for it's traditions and timeless artworks is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 25 miles north of the Benin River and is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos.

Participants will be accommodated at the Precious Palm Royal Hotel

Thank you as we look forward to your participation at the 8th edition of the ngNOG Workshop and Meetings.

ICT Strategy, Policy and Management (SPM) Workshop

2012-09-06 10:00
2012-09-07 13:31

The ICT Strategy, Policy and Management (SPM) Workshop is a highly interactive and intensive 2 day event which is targeted at Rectors, Deputy Rectors, and other Principal Officers and Upper Management Staff of TVET institutions.

The Policy workshop organized by The Nigeria ICT Forum in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will share experiences and empower delegates with information and best-practices on such issues as:

• Development/ refinement and monitoring of Institutional ICT strategic plans and policies;
• Optimal Organization and Provisioning of ICT Structures, Functions and Resources;
• Financing and other opportunities for TVET Institutions;
• Management strategies to ensure mainstreaming of ICTs in teaching, research, administration and service delivery; and
• Management strategies and requirements to ensure that investments in ICTs contribute to achievement of institutional mission objectives.

The workshop is schedule to take place as follows:

Date: Thursday 06th - Friday 07th 2012
Venue: NBTE- Center of Excellence, Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna

Deliberately, the SPM Workshop for Upper Management Staff of TVET Institutions has been planned to hold towards the end of the Moodle Technology workshop

A shared session will provide space for some interaction and feedback, regarding requirements to deploy and utilize eLearning technology in the institutions, as well as:
• Discuss institutional and systemic issues,
• Ensure that Policy Makers and Implementers are on similar pages, and
• Enable institutions to extract maximum benefit from both technical and management training.

To participate please send an e-mail to

AfNOG-13 and AfriNIC-16

2012-05-06 00:00
2012-05-18 00:00

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 13th AfNOG Workshop & Meeting and the AfriNIC-16 Meeting which will be held in Serekunda, The Gambia from 6th – 18th May 2012.

AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organizing a two-week event that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Advanced Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG Meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC Meeting.

More details available here

TVET Moodle Workshop

2012-09-02 10:56
2012-09-08 10:56

The Nigeria ICT Forum in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) is delighted to announce the first edition of the NBTE Moodle workshop for Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) Institutions.

The workshop which is aimed at training 30 participants to build, deploy and manage Open source E-Learning system to enhance learning capabilities in TVET campuses is scheduled as follows:

Date: 02 - 08 September 2012

Venue: NBTE- Center of Excellence, Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna

Target Participants: Systems/ Network Administrators, ICT Managers, Web Masters, Computer Science & Engineering Lecturers

ngNOG 2011 Workshop and Meetings

2011-10-16 15:35
2011-10-22 15:35

The sixth edition of the Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) Workshop and Meetings is schedule to take place as follows:

Date: 16th – 22nd October 2011-09-30
Venue: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife

ngNOG is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Nigeria.

The Group is principally constituted by technical staff drawn from the Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria and some private sector Operators.

Workshop structure available here

We look forward to your participation.

Campus Network Design Workshop

2011-07-11 22:13
2011-07-15 22:13

The Nigeria ICT Forum in collaboration with the Network Startup Resource Center(NSRC) will be holding a workshop on Campus Network Design.

The 5 day intensive training is targeted at 30 Network Engineers with an aim to help improve University Networks and also prepare for the creation of the physical infrastructure for a Nigerian Research and Education Network.

Date: 11th - 15th July 2011

Venue: Obafemi Awolowo University

For more details, please log on to NSRC/ngICT Forum Workshop

AfNOG-12 & AfriNIC-14

2011-05-29 10:15
2011-06-10 10:15

AfNOG-12 and AfriNIC-14: Meetings 29 May - 10 June, 2011

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 12th AfNOG Workshop and the AfriNIC-14 Meeting to be held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 29th May to 10th June 2011.

AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organizing a two-week event that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Advanced Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG Meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC Meeting.

In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in collaboration with other organizations.

Log on to AfNOG for further details on application and event timetable.

AfriNIC IPV6 Training

2010-09-28 08:46

AfriNIC annonces it's LIR + IPv6 workshop which is being hosted by the Nigerian Internet Exchange Point with the collaboration of The Nigeria ICT Forum .

The workshop will take place in Nigeria as follows;


Date: 28th - 30th September 2010

Venue: Chams City - Ikeja

No 2A Isaac John Street G.R.A Ikeja, Lagos.


Date: 04th - 06th 0ctober 2010

Venue: DBI (Digital Bridge Institute)

P.O.W. Mafemi Crescent, Off Solomon Lar Way, Utako District, Abuja


log on to Register

Participation in the training is FREE of charge and open to AfriNIC members and network operators in that priority as well as anyone interested in understanding the management of Internet number resources
and/or the operation of IPv6 networks.

Note that we will not bear any transportation and/or accommodation costs for the participants.

During this workshop,organisations will get help with their IP resource application process on site.

Course Highlights
LIR and IP Resource Planning Scenarious
IPv6 from an IPv4 perspective: Similarities and important differences
IPv6 Business Readiness Planning [Open discussion]
IPv6 Transition Techniques [Concepts and Configuration Scenarios]
IPv6 Intra-domain routing with OSPFv3
At least 8 hours of hands-on practical configuration scenarios.

Target Audience & Prerequisites:
Network engineers and systems administrators who can set up and manage
an IPv4 network. Good knowledge of IPv4 networking and routing protocols
as well as ability to use the Cisco CLI are mandatory.

ngNOG 2010

2010-10-10 00:00
2010-10-17 23:59

The Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions is delighted to announce the 2010 Nigerian Network Operators' Group (ngNOG) workshop. This years' workshop also coincides with the 5th anniversary of the event.

ngNOG V workshop and conference is schedule to take place at

Venue : University of Port Harcourt,Abuja Campus

Date : 10th - 17th October 2010

For more information you can contact us on

Phone : +234 09 874 6732
E-Mail :

We look forward to seeing you


2010-08-10 00:00
2010-08-13 23:59

Dear All,

Invitation to attend the Certified Fiber Optic Training Course, 10-13 August 2010, eDevelopment Centre, Nairobi,Kenya.

African eDevelopment Resource Center (AeRC) in collaboration with 3 Triple Play Fibre Optic Solutions would like to invite delegates to a 4 day unique, authoritative, high-value, hands-on practical course which will provide participants with essential skills and knowledge necessary to design, install, splice, connectorize, troubleshoot and test fiber optic systems.
AeRC is a not-for-profit organization championing ICT for capacity development initiatives in the region through knowledge sharing and skills development programmes. Formed in 2005, 3 Triple Play Fibre Optic Solutions based in South Africa is an organisation that specialises in installation and training in Fibre Optic Systems.

In today's high tech world, certification is considered proof of professional status and is often required for jobs 3 Triple Play Fiber Optic Solutions is an approved training centre for the Fiber Optic Association Inc. (FOA). Students will be eligible to write the FOA exam after completing the course. Successful students will receive the Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) accreditation, which includes a CFOT passport.

The FOA maintains a worldwide database of fiber optic installers, contractors and consultants as a resource for those searching for a designer or installer for fiber optic projects or trained employees. The database is searchable by location and fiber optic specialty.

As of the end of 2006, over 20,000 CFOT’s have been certified through training at over 135 schools worldwide. The FOA is the most recognized certification in fiber optics in the world.

Our Instructors

A number of instructors in this program are experienced academics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with considerable theoretical backgrounds as well as extensive industrial experience related to fiber optic technology. (View attached course outline for more Details on the Lead Trainer).

Who should attend

This training program is not limited to installers or technicians, it is an excellent credential for sales and marketing personnel, indicating their comprehensive knowledge of the industry and building confidence in their assistance to their customers.

What will you learn

This is a comprehensive, integrated training program which covers all aspects of both local and wide area optical networks to make sure that our students are fully prepared and employable. Optical fiber installation, splicing, connectorization, troubleshooting, acceptance testing and much more are taught with extensive hands-on practice.
Also covered is the use of transceivers, switching gear, splice enclosure hardware, and procedures pertaining to installing and testing them.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the workshop is US$1630 / Ksh 125,510 + 16 % VAT which will cover all the documentation, administration and meals during the workshop. To participate in this workshop, please fill out the attached registration form and return it to the email indicated. Due to the nature of the course we have a limited number of spaces available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please find attached the Course Outline and registration form.

Prescribed Text for the Course will be provided upon registration:

We look forward to be of service to you should you need more information on the Course.

Macharia Celestine
African eDevelopment Resource Centre
eDevelopment House : : 604 Limuru Road
Old Muthaiga : : P O Box 49475 00100
Nairobi : : Kenya
Landline +254 20 3741646/7 : : Cell +254 722 284 328
Training : : Research : : Consultancy : Publishing
2010 Capacity Building Opportunities:
 Computer Forensics course: 28-30 June (Kenya)
 VSAT Field Engineering: 7-9 July (Kenya)
 GIS Disaster Management: 14-16 July(Kenya)
 Knowledge Management Course: 21-23 July (Kenya)
 Enterprise Resource Planning: 28-30 July (Kenya)
 Certified Fibre Optic Technician: 10-13 August (Kenya)
 Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL): 18-20 August (Kenya)
 Satellite Communications Systems: 25-27 August (Kenya)
 Mini-MBA in Telecoms: 6-9 September (Kenya)
Book Now, Limited spaces available

ITIL v3 Foundation Course

2010-08-18 00:00
2010-08-20 23:59

Dear All,

Invitation: ITIL v3 Foundation Course, 18-20 August 2010, eDevelopment House, Nairobi, Kenya

ITIL the short-form of Information Technology Infrastructure Library is meant to define the organizational structure and skill requirements of an Information Technology Business. It also defines a set of customary operation management measures and practices that enable the business to handle an IT operation and associated infrastructure. ITIL is the most recognized and well-known set of best practices for IT Service Management. Used by thousands of organizations around the world, the ITIL Framework has matured and is now the defacto standard for the management of IT.

Against the above background African eDevelopment Resource Center in partnership with ITPrenuers is hosting a three-day (18-20 August 2010) Intensive ITIL v3 Foundation Course in Nairobi, Kenya, to bring IT Professionals up to speed with this very powerful program.

This training will be offered as combination of presentation (lectures), class discussions and case studies. There will be overnight case study assignments daily as well as a group projects. The overall delivery of the training is offered as follows:

• Class Presentations
o Lecture materials (Folder) will be provided to all participants
• Class Discussions
o Participants are encouraged to actively participate in class discussions and feel free to discuss their work project issues to share and learn from others as well as the new tools they are learning
• Case Studies
o Papers with cases studies will assigned everyday for participants to study overnight and take part in class discussions using the concepts learnt on the previous day

At the end of this intensive Course participants will sit for an ITIL and Project Management Institute accredited exam prior to Certification . The registration fee for this course is US$ 995 plus 16% VAT this includes the Course handbook and CD, administrative costs, meals and refreshments during the course, each participant will however be required to pay an extra US$ 160 to sit for the exam.

Attached, please find the course outline and the registration form for your use.

Kindest regards,

Macharia Celestine
African eDevelopment Resource Centre
eDevelopment House : : 604 Limuru Road
Old Muthaiga : : P O Box 49475 00100
Nairobi : : Kenya
Landline +254 20 3741646/7 : : Cell +254 722 284328
Training : : Research : : Consultancy : Publishing

July-August2010 Capacity Building Opportunities:

VSAT Field Engineering: 7-9 July (Kenya)
GIS Disaster Management: 14-16 July(Kenya)
Knowledge Management Course: 21-23 July (Kenya)
Enterprise Resource Planning: 28-30 July (Kenya)
Certified Fibre Optic Technician: 10-13 August (Kenya)
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL): 18-20 August (Kenya)
Satellite Communications Systems: 25-27 August (Kenya)
Mini-MBA in Telecoms: 6-9 September (Kenya)

Book Now, Limited spaces available

Python Africa Tour Nigeria

2010-06-14 00:00
2010-06-18 23:59

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is supporting the Nigerian stop of the Python Africa Tour as the first of a series of training workshops.

The 5-day software development workshop in the use of Python programming language will have volunteer python experts from across Africa and Europe in attendance to deliver training, programming workshops, and presentations in a BarCamp.

Python is a powerful dynamic programming language that is cross-platform and used in a wide variety of application domains. High level data structures and clear syntax make it an ideal first language and a flexible powerhouse for more experienced users. Full features, liberal licensing and good support has made it popular in scientific computing and rapid mobile application development in both business and academia.

Venue: African University of Science and Technology, Abuja

Date: 14 – 18 June 2010

Cost: FREE

More info at

Fibre Optic Cabling Training

2010-06-14 00:45
2010-06-18 17:45

The Nigeria ICT Forum in collaboration with Torque Technologies is delighted to announce its first training on deployment and management of Fibre Optic cabling for staff in Higher Education Institutions and relevant agencies

The Training is scheduled to hold as detailed below:

Date:14th-18th June 2010

Venue: ICT Directorate, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

Registration Fee:N140, 000 (Includes Study Material)

Admission is limited to only the first 23 successful Applicants.
Interested applicants could download application form here.

Kindly note that registration for the training would close on 28th May 2010.

For more information, please send an E-mail to or call 09-8746732.

IT Project Management (ITPM) Training Course

2010-05-18 00:00
2010-05-20 17:00

IT Project Management Training (ITPM) Course: CITS University of Lagos May 18-20 2010

Datasphir is pleased to announce that an IT Project Management Course will take place at the Centre for Information Technology & Systems (CITS) University of Lagos from May 18-20. The course will be facilitated by ESI International (South Africa).

Synopsis: IT project management provides unique challenge; besides dealing with the formidable task of traditional project management, IT project managers need to address specific areas of IT that include:
• Hardware
• Software
• Networks
• Systems Integration
• Human Resources

The Managing IT Projects course is the first of 7 courses leading to the award of a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, USA.

Target Audience: The course is a must for:
1. practitioners across the academic and commercial sectors who are Project Managers, Programme Managers and Project Leaders who wish to formalise or improve their project management methods and techniques;
2. Anyone in academic or commercial sectors who has (or is about to have) responsibilities for tasks that requires a project management approach.
3. Team Leaders participating in large systems development or implementation projects or simply anyone wishing to make a career out of managing IT projects and want to use the course as a step towards the Master’s Certificate and PMP certification.

Aim: The ITPM course is designed to extend traditional project management concepts into the IT arena. Participants will gain an understanding of the strategies and skills needed to manage IT projects of any size.

Benefits: Delegates will learn the following:
1.Identify project requirements using proven techniques
2. Learn how to staff your project team with shared resources
3. Estimate IT project costs and schedules using simple techniques
4. Determine the requirements for hardware and telecommunications projects
5. Understand and quantify the importance of different software testing methods

Materials: Delegates will receive pre-course reading notes and case study materials in addition to course material and access to online resources related to the course.

Price: The ITPM Course is N130,000.
- Delegates who pay before 10th May 2010 will receive a 5% (N6,500) discount;
- For delegates who require accommodation for the period, our registration desk can assist with booking accommodation at the University of Lagos Guest House or the nearby AHI Residence.

Registration: If you wish to attend the ITPM Course please send an e-mail with
your name, position, organisation, e-mail address, mobile number and
if you need assistance with booking accommodation to:

ML4D: Mobile Learning for Development

2010-03-01 00:00
2010-03-03 17:00

A participatory design workshop for educators.
Venue: Center for Information Tech & Systems, University of Lagos

Registration Form: Click here


New technologies offer endless opportunities for empowering individuals and communities through access to knowledge, means of expression, and coordinated action. Mobile and social technologies are penetrating every aspect of our life; personal, social and professional. Every day we witness new initiatives to leverage the potential of such technologies in education, government and civic society. Yet many of these initiatives fail, and those which succeed are often hard to replicate.

This workshop is designed to enable educators to design and develop solutions to the challenges they confront daily, by making innovative use of existing, off-the-shelf, free resources. The first day will focus on outlining the state of the art in mobile and social technology for learning and development. The second day will lead participants through a hands-on design experience.

Target Audience

This workshop is aimed at development practitioners across the academic, commercial and NGO sectors. The typical participants will be involved in the practical work of designing and developing a mobile application to support learning and/or training. The workshop has been designed for 20-25 participants at beginner and intermediate levels.


The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with the capacity to design their own mobile learning activities. This will build on techniques developed over the past three years and on the course module 'Designing mobile learning activities', run at the London Knowledge Lab.


The following questions will be addressed:

  • How can we support mobile design capacity in developing regions sustainably?
  • How can individual projects work in partnership with local educational and research organisations to develop capacity in mobile design?
  • How can roles be configured and negotiated to maximize both the chances of developing successful products and enhancing local capability?

Participants will also:

  • Understand how to use the latest mobile applications in their development practice
  • Develop skills in the design of mobile learning activities directly related to their everyday practice
  • Become part of the mobile learning for development network, being established as a result of the workshop series

During the workshop

Day 1: Surveying the Landscape

The workshop facilitators will present participants with several case stories of effective use of mobile technologies. Participants will be given an opportunity to test some of the tools used in these case stories. Working in groups, participants will discuss these cases and relate them to their personal experiences.

Examples of case stories (these are not necessarily the cases which will be discussed):

  • Ushahidi in Haiti
  • Twitter in Zanzibar
  • CoMo
  • SMS: Medic

Day 2: Participatory Design and Prototyping

The morning will allow participants to introduce themselves, their experience, and the current challenges which brought them to the workshop. Working in groups of four they will use collaborative concept mapping and force mapping techniques to articulate these challenges in the context of mobile technology. These will be presented back to the whole group and iterated upon, reflecting on the diversity but also the commonalities raised within the group. In this way, we will explore the specific issues; collate concrete examples of similar experiences between the participants; and explore possible responses. Having done this each group will be well positioned to identify the defining characteristics of their context, which will afford discussion of design solutions.

The afternoon of the workshop will focus on authoring responses to the identified issues. The aim will be to produce a set of mobile resources of use to practitioners and educators. Workshop participants will design a resource to address one of the following challenges:

(i) how to support the integration of mobiles into practice;
(ii) how analysis of mobile data can provide new insights into learning processes; or
(iii) the role played by mobiles in personal support and guidance for learners.

Their design will again be shared with the whole group.

After the workshop

Post-workshop meetings will be used for reflections and discussing possible projects and support requirements. The on-line space will be used to share the resources, i.e. sharable design knowledge (Winters and Mor, 2008) that have been produced with interested researchers who are not able to attend the workshop. We are investigating the possibility of editing a special issue of an appropriate journal, based around the workshop topics.


Participants will need individual access to computers and there will be desktops available but personal laptops with wireless are welcome.

Large A3 sheets of paper and markers and 5 smart phones are provided for the group work. Participants may also want to bring in their smart phones.



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