AfREN is an open community-driven and self-coordinating forum promoting and developing research and education networking in Africa. It brings together African REN actors and their friends and partners around the world for experience sharing and integration of policy strategies and infrastructure.

Major stakeholders of this collaboration platform are the three regional RENs covering Africa (ASREN, UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN), African NRENs and African higher education and research institutions

AfREN is supported by the AAU, AfNOG, AfriNIC, other Af* organisations and international friends and partners of research and education networking in Africa.