Oct 9 – 13, 2017
Ghana-Korea Information Access Center, University of Ghana
Africa/Accra timezone






Workshop Objective: Focused on perfSONAR measurement meshes, students will learn how to set up a new mesh and what it means to have a measuring point participate in a mesh.  Will connect NREN and campus network administrators to the WACREN regional perfSONAR deployment.   

Targeted Audience: Engineers from NRENs who have subscribed to AC2 and will have connectivity from WACREN are the priority.   Other participants may have been in the 1st WACREN workshop in 2015 or are experienced network engineers who have successfully deployed perfSONAR in their home organisations.  All participants will require exposure to network monitoring, network performance measurements and perfSONAR.  

Expected Outcomes:  Measurements will be taken by participants from NRENs connected to the WACREN network as well as those from countries connected via other international transit. These participants would then be able to quantify the network reliability and performance improvements with the WACREN network compared to commodity Internet services.  

Language:  Conducted in English with bilingual trainers


  • All participants will have to secure funds for their travel, including visa fees where applicable.
  • International participants will be provided with free accommodation (from 8th October to 14 October 2017)
  • Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants for the duration of the workshop.

Applications from the ASREN and UbuntuNet Alliance regions are welcome and encouraged.

Deadline for application is 31 August 2017

Ghana-Korea Information Access Center, University of Ghana