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Call for Local Hosts for 2018 AFRINIC Training Workshops

In 2016, with the support of various stakeholders in the community, we were able to train 638 engineers and managers during eighteen (18) training workshops held in sixteen (16) different countries. Furthermore, so far in 2017, we have trained 297 engineers at  9 training workshops held in different countries. These training workshops covered the knowledge and skills of Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) and IPv6 planning and deployment. We are using this message to soliciting for partners to collaborate with us by hosting training workshops in their countries in 2018.

Who can host?

Any organisation that wants to take the lead in promoting the development of Internet technology in their country. Local hosts in the past have included:

  • Ministries of Information and Communications Technology
  • Government regulators 
  • National ISP or IXP Associations
  • Telecommunications and Internet Service Providers
  • Universities and other Higher Educational Institutions
  • Research and Education Network organisations
  • Country Network Operator Groups

Benefits of hosting

  1. Priority reserved places for 10 participants from your organisation.
  2. Raise your organisation's profile as a technical capacity building leader/facilitator in your country.
  3. Reduced training costs (travel and accommodation) for sending your staff to a different location.
  4. Show support as an AFRINIC partner in Internet Technology development in Africa.

Hosting requirements

  1. Publicise the event within your country.
  2. Provide a suitable venue for the workshop - the venue must be able to hold at least 40 participants in a classroom or U-shape sitting configuration.
  3. Provide light refreshments for the participants.
  4. Assist with getting visas and identifying suitable hotels for the accommodation of AFRINIC resource persons.
  5. Provide a high-speed Internet connectivity(at least 20Mbps), a multimedia projector, flipchart and marker, as well as other on-site logistics at the training venue.

Please download the AFRINIC Training Local Hosts Quick Guide for details.

Though not mandatory, local host can offer to cover flight tickets and accommodation for trainers. This enables us to offer training in countries that our budget for the year might not otherwise permit us to.

What AFRINIC provides

  1. Course organisation (registrations, participant screening and evaluation).
  2. Teaching the course and facilitating related conferences.
  3. Provide equipment for practical sessions.
  4. The best LIR (INRM) and IPv6 training program on the continent. 

Other conditions

  1. Courses are open to anyone but priority will be given to AFRINIC members.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, courses are free of tuition. However, attendees must pay for their own accommodation, travel and expenses.
  3. AFRINIC does not offer fellowships for attending training workshops.
  4. We require at least 30 participants before we can organise an open workshop.
  5. Priority is usually given to participants from the host country.

Next actions

  1. If you are interested in hosting a workshop for your country,  submit a hosting proposal by filling the 2018 TRAINING REQUEST FORM on the next tab. Deadline 24:00 UTC on the 31st January 2018.
  2. The announcement of selected hosts will be done latest 28th February 2018.

Please note that due to resource constraints, we can only do a limited number of onsite training workshops per year and so not all requests will be accepted for this year. Proposals shall be evaluated based upon the level of local support, level of community engagement and need. Only successful applicants will be contacted for follow up.

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Book IPv6 Testbed

Introduction:

A cornerstone of all our workshops is ensuring that at least 40% of the time is spent actually configuring equipment. We do this by running four (4) IPv6 testbed, located all over Africa. Each of these testbeds consists of 6 routers that can be booked and used for practice or workshops. To book this testbed, go to the Book AFRINIC IPv6 Testbed

The diagram below shows the testbed topology. Apart from a basic configuration to ensure access from any location, these routers are bereft of any configuration - a true testbed in every sense of the word. Our Lab manual is meant to be used with this testbed.

 afrinic testbed

Actually, to book an IPv6 you have to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and expect that you'll receive an answer on time. This document will introduce and explain how to use the AFRINIC IPv6 Testbed Booking System to reserve and use one of our (4) Testbeds

 

Definitions:

Resources

Resources are the following the IPv6 testbeds that can be bookable

  1. Mauritius
  2. Johannesburg
  3. Mombasa
  4. Cape Town

These resources can have many statuses, types and some accessories.

Resources Accessories

Accessories can be considered as an assistance, or help used during a reservation. As far as AFRINIC is concerned, an organization that book a testbed can request the following:

  1. Remote or live support for the lab: during the usage of the testbed, an AFRINIC staff can follow the requestor and help them in their practices; this is very important if the requestor has never used an AFRINIC testbed or participate in one of our IPv6 workshops.
  2. 2 hours IPv6 webinar: before the lab, participants can follow an initiation to IPv6 that can help them to start using the IPv6 testbed.

Resources Statuses

Statuses can be considered as the state of the resource during a reservation, we can have:

  1. Available = the resource can be booked
  2. Unavailable or IN-USE = the resource can't be booked because it's already booked for the requested period
  3. Maintenance or Hidden= the resource can't be booked for a maintenance task

Resources Types

Here, we have the Types of the resource we have:

  1. Testbeds = live routers
  2. Virtualised Routers = Routing function performed by VMs

 How to Book a Testbed:

Connect yourself to Testbed booking system and follow the steps bellow:

Actions Illustrations
In order to access to the platform you need to have an account; connect yourself to the website and click on "Create an Account" as shown on the picture bellow  log v6
fill the form with the required informations, don't forget to type the security code and click on "Register"  reg v6
Use your username and password, you just come to create an connect yourself to the platform as shown on the picture below  con v6
welcome to the dashboard, we have the following sections:
  1. Announcements: these are notifications sent by the platform managers, you must read and follow the instructions if need be
  2. Upcoming reservations: here listed your bookings
  3. Help for more detail in how to use the platform
  4. My Account: This menu allow you to manage your account
 book0 v6
From the dashboard, put the mouse on "Schedule" and click on "Bookings", as shown  book1 v6
On the Booking window we have:
  1. The resources
  2. The resources availability
click on the resource you want to reserve
book2 v6 
In order to book the selected Testbed you have to fill al the fields as shown in the picture below
  1. Here you have to choose the date and the time of your reservation
  2. The expected number of participants
  3. The purpose of this training
  4. The IP range or IP from which you'll log into the testbed
After these points you can also request for accessories click on the "add" link behind the Accessories menu as shown in the picture.
book3 v6 
Select from the Accessories window the desired Accessories:
  1. IPv6 webinar
  2. Live support during the lab
After having selected your Accessory you can click on the "done" button, and you'll be redirected on the booking form where you have to click on the "Update" button to save your reservation. PS: Your reservation is now on the pending state waiting for one of the Platform Administrators to validate it or not
book4 v6 

 

Dont esitate to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you don't receive any response from the AFRINIC two days, after your reservation

Training Schedule

Djibouti

 Djibouti - Djibouti | INRM & IPv6 Course | AFRINIC 20 | Closed


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Brice Abba.

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

South Africa

 South Africa - Cape Town | INRM & IPv6 | 24th - 27th June 2014 | Closed


 Trainers: Brice Abba &  Mukom Akong T

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Swaziland

 Swaziland - Mbabane | INRM & IPv6 Course | 8th - 11th June 2014 | Closed


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Brice Abba

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Chad

 Chad - NDjamena | INRM & IPv6 | 15th - 18th July 2014 | Closed


Trainers: Brice Abba &  Mukom Akong T

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Mauritius

 Mauritius - Mauritius | INRM & IPv6 Course | 22rd - 24th July 2014 | Private


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Brice Abba

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Nigeria

 Abuja - Nigeria | INRM & IPv6 | 5th - 8th August 2014 | Register


Trainers: Brice Abba &  Mukom Akong T

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Nigeria

 Lagos - Nigeria | INRM & IPv6 Course | 12th - 15th August 2014 | Register


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Nishal Goburdhan

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Senegal

 Dakar - Senegal | INRM & IPv6 | 26th - 29thth September 2014


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Nishal Goburdhan

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Cameroon

 Yaounde - Cameroon | INRM & IPv6 Course | 30th Sept. - 02nd October 2014


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Nishal Goburdhan

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Algeria

 Algiers - Algeria | INRM & IPv6 | 27th - 30th October 2014


Trainers: Brice Abba &  Alain Aina

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Tanzania

 Dar es salaam or Zanziba - Kenya| INRM & IPv6 Course | 18th - 21th Nov. 2014


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Ernest Byaruhanga

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Mauritius

 Mauritius - Mauritius | INRM & IPv6 | AFRINIC 21


Trainers: Nishal Goburdhan & Ernest Byaruhanga

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

 

On-site Training (Schedule 2014)

 

Upcoming Trainings

Mauritius

 Mauritius - Mauritius | INRM & IPv6 Course | 22rd - 24th July 2014 | Private


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Brice Abba

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Nigeria

 Abuja - Nigeria | INRM & IPv6 | 5th - 8th August 2014 | Register


Trainers: Brice Abba &  Mukom Akong T

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Nigeria

 Lagos - Nigeria | INRM & IPv6 Course | 12th - 15th August 2014 | Register


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Nishal Goburdhan

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Senegal

 Dakar - Senegal | INRM & IPv6 | 26th - 29thth September 2014| Register


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Nishal Goburdhan

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Cameroon

 Yaounde - Cameroon | INRM & IPv6 Course | 30th Sept. - 02nd October 2014


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Nishal Goburdhan

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Algeria

 Algiers - Algeria | INRM & IPv6 | 27th - 30th October 2014


Trainers: Brice Abba &  Alain Aina

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Tanzania

 Dar es salaam or Zanziba - Kenya| INRM & IPv6 Course | 18th - 21th Nov. 2014


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Ernest Byaruhanga

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Mauritius

 Mauritius - Mauritius | INRM & IPv6 | AFRINIC 21


Trainers: Nishal Goburdhan & Ernest Byaruhanga

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Past Trainings

Djibouti

 Djibouti - Djibouti | INRM & IPv6 Course | AFRINIC 20 | Closed


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Brice Abba.

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

South Africa

 South Africa - Cape Town | INRM & IPv6 | 24th - 27th June 2014 | Closed


 Trainers: Brice Abba &  Mukom Akong T

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

Swaziland

 Swaziland - Mbabane | INRM & IPv6 Course | 8th - 11th June 2014 | Closed


Trainers: Mukom Akong T & Brice Abba

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Transition Techniques 

Chad

 Chad - NDjamena | INRM & IPv6 | 15th - 18th July 2014 | Closed


Trainers: Brice Abba &  Mukom Akong T

Modules: Whois Database  |  IPv6 Foundations  |  IPv6 Address Planning  |  IPv6 Routing  |  IPv6 Tranisition Techniques

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