11-13 March 2019
Accra Marriot Hotel
Africa/Lome timezone

Workshop on BGP configuration and operation for NREN enginers with best current practices for peering with the WACREN network


A 3-day BGP configuration and operation hands-on training workshop on building resilient NRENs with ISIS/BGP routing and peering with WACREN network.

 Participants will learn REN architecture (Layer 2 and Layer3), basic IS-IS and BGP routing and best practices for traffic engineering and peering.

Participants will learn about WACREN routing policy, Network practices and services for a better interconnection and collaboration in building the Regional REN.

Network/systems administrators and engineers from campus networks and NRENs.

This workshop will cover:

  • NREN and RREN Network design
  • IGP design and best practices for networks operators
  • BGP protocol, filtering and policy control
  • BGP multihoming techniques
  • Peering Best Practices


  • Understanding of networking concepts
  • Experience with IP routing (IGP and BGP)
  • Familiarity with Cisco IOS configuration syntax.
  • Laptop with wireless capability
  • Documentation on participants network architecture, configurations and statistics


Day 1

  • Introduction to REN
  • IGP refresher
  • Introduction to BGP and BGP attributes

Day 2

  • BGP policies
  • BGP scaling Techniques
  • BGP multihoming
  • BGP communities
  • BGP Traffic Engineering


  • WACREN routing policy, Network practices and Services
  • Cases studies:  WACREN/NRENs  Interconnection (GARNET, NGREN, TogoRER,  FasoREN, MaliREN,RITER…)


     English with interactions in French


    Accra Marriott Hotel

Accra Marriot Hotel
Accra, Ghana

The workshop is organized in collaboration with  Network Startup Resource Center with the support of the AfricaConnect2 project.



  • Emmanuel Togo - GARNET
  • Patrick Okui -  NSRC
  • Alai AINA - WACREN