|An introduction to TEIN|
The TNC2014 paper talks about the NREN community effort in Asia to take ownership of regional TEIN network in TEIN4 resulting in the formation of the TEIN*CC entity.
|An NREN for American University of Beirut (AUB)|
Presentation by Yousif Asfour on why the establishment of an NREN is strategic for AUB and Lebanon.
|Cookbook for ZAMREN applicants|
This Cookbook authored by Robert Janz is a guide to assess the ICT maturity level of institutions applying to join an NREN and its services. The 'recipes' should help an applicant to reach the entry level for NREN membership. Whilst specifically catering for ZAMREN applicants, this Cookbook contains useful guidelines for other NRENs.
|eTA - Education - Final report|
This report scans the global NREN environment and discusses NRENs and their motivation as well as the role they play in supporting the education sector, bringing out examples that can guide the development of African NRENs as well as the opportunities and challenges such NRENs face in Africa.
|Feasibility Study for a United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries|
Proposal submitted by an expert panel to the UN in Sept 2015, which outlines the role of NRENs in facilitating a Technology Bank for LDCs.
|GÉANT value added services|
GÉANT's development focus is targeted on the supply of demand-led value added products and services to ensure that it is best placed to continue to support the needs of the R&E community towards Horizon2020 and provide effective differentiation from commercial suppliers of networking services.
|NREN business model outline|
An outline of a Business Model document that has been used successfully in countries in Africa and Central Asia.
|NREN Capability Maturity Model (CMM)|
This paper by Duncan Greaves describes the typical stages of development of NRENs, which can serve as a useful guideline as to where on the scale NRENs in a region lie.
|NREN network access ‐ evaluating value for money|
This paper authored by Dai Davies deals with the question of pricing of NREN services, illustrating how money is saved in the commercial world by 'cutting corners'.
|NREN organisational best practice|
This paper by Dai Davies provides a checklist for a sustainable NREN by outlining organisational best practice.
|NRENs - Facing the challenge of relevance|
This TNC2013 presentation describes SURFnet's current vision and describes its three main challenges: (1) Add value over what commercial organisations deliver, (2) Reaching the end users, and (3) Connect our users to their relevant partners with IT.
|NRENs - The Economic Case|
There are various economic benefits that an NREN can bring to a country, particularly as a knowledge procurer of services and as a barometer of market competitiveness. This paper authored by Dai Davies deals with how an NREN can contribute to national value.
|Stages of NREN development|
Overview of NREN development and connectivity status across Africa, provided by Michael Foley (based on the Capability Maturity Model).
This report by Michael Foley on behalf of the World Bank provides guidance to governments, institutions, and development partners on how to approach the provision of ICT services to the higher education and research community
|The role of NRENs from a functional perspective|
This paper authored by Dai Davies sets out two groups of operational functions of an NREN. The first is a basic set of functions that summarise the capabilities that all NRENs should be able to deliver. The second group sets out areas where a more mature NREN could be expected to be engaged or have a policy perspective on.
|Understanding NRENs and key considerations for setting them up|
Paper by Alex Twinomugisha of 2006 on key considerations when setting up an NREN
|What is an NREN|
This paper by Michael Foley from the World Bank defines what an NREN is and looks at threats and opportunities.
|World Development Report 2016 - Digital dividends|
This World Bank document highlights the importance of ICT for a country and provides several examples of successful implementation.
|ZAMREN exploitation 2012-2016|
An example of a Financial Model of an NREN. This example has the actual financial data that was used to set up the NREN in Zambia.