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Bandwidth optimisation and management training support

Research and educational institutions in developing countries are faced with major obstacles in their use of networked information resources. Costs of bandwidth are disproportionately high and it is costly and difficult to significantly expand international network connectivity (bandwidth). Effective management and optimisation of bandwidth is a key feature of increasing bandwidth availability for research and education purposes and yet the majority of universities in many developing countries take no actions to manage their bandwidth usage. Training, skills and knowledge development are urgently required in this area. INASP and a range of partners are currently developing a series of bandwidth optimisation and management training support activities to be undertaken in this area. This will include training, materials development and knowledge sharing to address the need for bandwidth and management, initially in African universities, and then with universities and research organisations in other regions of the world.

These activities are being undertaken with support from the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Further information...

For further information contact the INASP training manager - Martin Belcher