The Celestini: Uganda program is a collaboration among the Marconi Society, a nonprofit dedicated to digital inclusion, Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU), and the ResilientAfrica Network (RANLab) to provide students with training, mentorship, and opportunities to develop their technical skills and make an impact on their local communities. The program consists of a subprogram, specifically designed for undergraduates, called eduroam.
The eduroam: Expanding Remote Access to Information initiative seeks undergraduate students entering their final year for a workforce development opportunity to gain skills in identity management and federation, database administration, mentorship from global leaders in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and post-program engagement managing their university’s rollout of eduroam, a platform that allows students and faculty access to university resources on and off-campus.
By deploying and maintaining this technology across universities in Uganda, this project aims to widen access to educational resources and communications and develop a more robust infrastructure of interconnected higher education institutions. The program runs for eight weeks, after which students will be required to work in their university during their final year to manage the ongoing administrative and technical responsibilities of the platform. This program runs during the summer of 2021.
To partcipate in this program, please see the details below to learn about the key dates, eligibility and how to submit your application.
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