Glo moves to boost educational research in West Africa

In its bid to boost research in West Africa, fully integrated
telecommunications service provider, Globacom has thrown its full
weight behind the third Annual Conference and fourth Annual General
Meeting of the West and Central African Research and Educational
Network (WACREN) holding in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday and
Friday, 30th and 31st respectively.

Globacom is a sponsor of the summit that will bring together policy
and decision-makers, scientists, researchers, network managers,
collaboration specialists, e-learning, identity and access management
experts, connectivity and equipment providers from across Africa and
the rest of the world.
With the main theme, “Catalyzing Quality Higher Education and
Research”, the conference will serve as a platform to generate
multi-faceted ideas to elevate the standard of education and advance
the cause of research and development across the African continent,
especially within the West African sub-region.
The company said: “Globacom appreciates the value of research and
development as a critical success factor to the development of West
Africa. This is why we are backing this summit to the hilt”. The
telecom company added that “it is simply apposite that we are
sponsoring this summit that is aimed at advancing education and
research in Africa’.
Globacom said it would seize the occasion of the summit to showcase
some of its cutting-edge solutions that can assist educational
institutions to stay ahead in the field of research and development.
The company said it would, for instance, be delighted to demonstrate
its capabilities to link up educational institutions in the West
African sub-region with their peers within and outside the continent
via fibre-optic cable to facilitate research collaboration.
“We will also showcase to institutions and business organisations some
of our solutions that can significantly cut their operational
expenditure, improve efficiency, and positively impact their bottom
lines,” said Folu Aderibigbe, the company’s Enterprise Group
Commercial Coordinator.
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