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AFRIK-IT  January 2002

AFRIK-IT January 2002

Subject:

AfNOG 2002 Announcement and Application Form

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Ayitey Bulley <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 11 Jan 2002 17:46:17 -0500

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AfNOG 2002 WORKSHOP ON NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

In conjunction with the third meeting of African Network Operators Group
(AfNOG) in May 2002, AfNOG is holding a Network Technology Workshop prior
to the meeting. The workshop will be held in facilities of the Mercure
Hotel, Sarakawa, Lome, Togo, during May 05 - May 10, 2002. The workshop
will offer advanced training to operators of existing African Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) who are participants in the process of developing
and enhancing a national Internet with regional and international
connectivity.
Attendance at the workshop includes attendance at AfNOG's third meeting,
AfNOG 2002 (www.afnog.org), and the third of AfriNIC (www.afrinic.org),
which will be held in Lome on May 12th-13th and 14th respectively,
following the workshop.
This workshop builds upon the experiences of the previous AfNOG workshops
held in Cape Town, South Africa, Accra, Ghana and the INET workshops held
during 1993-2000 at eight locations around the world.

GOALS
The goals of the workshop are:
1. To train a critical mass of trainers and professionals in network
infrastructure and services to be able to support an extension of
Internet-related activities within the African countries represented.
2. To identify and share individual and institutional contacts as well as
information sources that will assist the process of national development,
using international Internet connections.
3. To build robust professional linkages between all participants in the
programs so that the mentor-student and colleague-colleague relationships
formed during the workshop and conferences will remain strong and of
continuing usefulness well beyond the workshop and conference.
4. To increase the level of co-operation among existing projects and
activities for establishing public data networks in Africa.
5. To train people and groups of people who will return to their country
and region and who will teach others what they have learned at the workshop.

PROGRAM
An intensive program of instruction is planned for the workshop, composed
of two instructional tracks.
Participants attend only one of the two tracks, since the tracks run
concurrently.
All participants will engage in extensive hands-on training, setting up and
managing prototype infrastructure and services.
The course descriptions below include for each instructional track:
1. Who should attend this course.
2. What you need to know to enter this course and benefit from it
(Prerequisites).
3. What you will learn in this course (Subjects).

TRACK 1. SCALABLE INTERNET SERVICES
Who should attend: Technical staff who are now providing mail, file, web,
and other TCP/IP based services to local and/or dial-up end users.
Prerequisites: UNIX use and some Unix system administration.
Subjects: large-scale provision of UNIX-based TCP/IP services such as:
       DNS (Domain Name Service)
       SMTP mail exchange
       POP mail delivery
       Mailing lists
       HTTP web service
       Security

TRACK 2. SCALABLE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
Who should attend: Technical staff who are now operating a wide area TCP/IP
network, likely with international and/or multi-provider connectivity.
Those who will be involved in the establishment and/or operation of a basic
national network infrastructure in the country.
Prerequisites: experience using TCP/IP-based networking technologies.
Subjects: configuration and operation of larger scale backbones, including:
       Basic routing
       OSPF routing
       BGP routing (limited)
       Management of router configuration
       NOC (Network Operation Center)
       Exchange points between networks
       Security

PLACE
The workshop activities to be held at the Mercure Hotel, Sarakawa, Lome,
Togo . Sponsored participants will be offered room and board at the Mercure
Hotel during the workshop and the AfNOG and AfriNIC meetings, which follow.
Shuttle bus and taxi transportation is available from the airport to the
workshop accommodations.


DATES
Participants should plan to arrive in Lome on or before 1800 hours on
Saturday 4th May,2002, and leave after 1800 hours on Tuesday 14th May.
Workshop sessions will be held starting in the afternoon, Sunday 05th May,
and end in the evening of Friday 05th May.
The AfNOG 2002 meeting begins at 0900 hours, Sunday 12th May 2002, and
AfriNIC begins at 0900 hours, Tuesday, 14th May 2002.

ELIGIBILITY
The workshop is specifically directed toward the needs of people from
Africa who are playing an important part in introducing and extending
public internetworking in their countries and region. Attendees should be
involved in establishing the Internet's presence, in institutionalising its
operation, and in assisting the country's schools and universities,
governmental agencies, local firms, and residents in exploiting the range
of services available through the net. By the Internet, we mean the
publicly accessible Internet, with unrestricted access for educational and
commercial institutions and the not-for-profit community.
Working engineers from international and bilateral technical co-operation
agencies, as well as engineering professionals having substantial
involvement in international technical assistance activities, are also
eligible for admission as space allows.
Participants who have attended the AfNOG 2000 & 2001 training or any of the
INET Developing Countries Workshop will be considered eligible to attend
the AfNOG 2002 workshop on a space-available basis; however, these former
participants must apply for a course of study other than subjects studied
previously. Their request must be consistent with their responsibilities in
a national and/or regional context, and a convincing argument for repeated
attendance must accompany the application. This should include a statement
of the activities carried out as a result of the previous workshop. Less
financial aid will be available for repeat attendees than for first-time
applicants.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
To apply for admission, please complete the application form and return it
as soon as possible, but no later than 21st February, 2002. If you expect
to attend the workshop as the result of being awarded a United Nations or
similar fellowship awarded by a multilateral of bilateral aid agency,
please inform us of the details in your application.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program and the
amount of financial aid available to them by March 15th.
Please note that the workshop activity includes attendance at the AfNOG
2002 and AfriNIC meetings. If you are admitted to the workshop, you should
NOT register separately for the meeting; that will be done automatically
for you.
NOTE: Applicants are required to submit their application via email, and
also to give an electronic mail address for future correspondence regarding
the workshop. A reliable FAX number should also be included on your
application.
Please be sure that all of the contact information you submit is legible
and accurate, or we will not be able to contact you.

VISAS
Every visitor to Togo must have a valid passport in order to obtain the
necessary visa from Togo. If you apply to attend the workshop, be prepared
to obtain a passport immediately upon receiving an invitation to attend, or
sooner if practical, since visa procedures may be lengthy.
It is the responsibility of participants to ascertain the visa requirements
that apply to them and to obtain any appropriate visas (including transit
visas) needed to attend the workshop and the related meetings. (see
www.republicoftogo.com/english/pratiques.php).AfNOG will assist applicants
in this matter by providing visa application information as well as
information regarding the Workshop, AfNOG and its professional goals and
activities.

HEALTH RESTRICTIONS
Accepted participants will be notified of any health restrictions and
regulations for entry into the country.

COSTS
The cost of attending the workshop and associated events is U.S.$1600 .This
fee includes:
All tuition and fees for the workshop. All lodging charges from Sunday,
05th May through Tuesday, 14th May 2002.
All meal charges for the period starting with dinner on Sunday evening,
05th May through dinner on Tuesday evening, 14th May 2002. Registration at
the AfNOG 2002 meeting ( 12-13th May) and the AfriNIC meeting (Tuesday,
14th May), including the midday meals included in registration for those
meetings.
Participants should bring the equivalent of U.S. $30 for airport transfers.
They may wish to budget approximately U.S.$50 for optional travel and other
needs and activities (laundry, etc.) Sunday, 05 May,2002 through Tuesday,
14th May 2002.
For some candidates, the AfNOG Workshop will provide financial assistance
to cover a part or all of each participant's overall expenditures. If you
request financial aid for the workshop, please be certain to provide the
financial information that is requested in the application for admission.
Financial aid will take the form of either pre-paid airline tickets for
travel to and from Lome a partial or total coverage of the workshop fee, or
both.
The overall amount of aid available will be extremely limited. Please make
all possible efforts to secure whatever funding is possible from sources
known to you. If you are requesting financial aid from the Workshop, please
tell us why it is necessary, how you expect to fund part of your expenses,
and what efforts you have made and are making to obtain additional aid.
Please note that aid from AfNOG may depend upon your ability to obtain
partial financial support from other sources.









APPLICATION FORM
AfNOG 2002 WORKSHOP ON NETWORK
TECHNOLOGY FOR AFRICA
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Please fill out completely and email it by 21st February, 2002 to
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A. Personal data
FAMILY NAME (LAST NAME, SURNAME) ONLY:
Full Name:
Employer/Organization:
Position/Title:
Business Address:
Business Telephone:
Alternate Telephone:
E-mail address:
Fax:
Date of birth:
Nationality:
Name as it appears on passport or other travel document:
Passport number:
Country issuing passport:
Date passport was issued:
Date of passport expiration:
Knowledge of English: Please rate your knowledge in these categories:
Listening/comprehension: minimal / fair / good / excellent
Reading: minimal / fair / good / excellent
Speaking: minimal / fair / good / excellent
Writing: minimal / fair / good / excellent
Please indicate with an asterisk (*) the most reliable addresses and
telephone/fax numbers above which can be used to reach you.
B. Course of Instruction
Instructional track applied for (Please select only one track; the tracks
will run concurrently):
[ ] Track 1 SCALABLE INTERNET SERVICES
[ ] Track 2 SCALABLE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
Please indicate your specific interests within the area you have chosen:
C. Technical Skills
1. Are you a UNIX user? How much have you used it?
2. Have you been a UNIX system administrator? Describe your experience
(length of time, versions, etc.).
3 Have you used/administered TCP/IP networks? Describe.
4. Have you set up and/or administered any of the following?
Please give details.
       nameservers
       sendmail/smail/exim
       majordomo or other list manager
       web systems
5. Have you configured or otherwise managed any of the following?
Details, please.
       routers
       switches
       network monitoring
       noc
D. Description of Role in National Networking Activities
Bearing in mind that this information will be used to determine whether to
admit you to the workshop, please provide in the format of your choice the
following information about yourself. Please be sure that it is
sufficiently clear, well organized and adequate for this purpose.
1. A description of your current employer, your position, your duties and
responsibilities, and how they relate to current and future data networking
activities in your country.
2. A brief description of your computing and networking environment
(operating systems, networking software, modems, etc.), including the
connectivity of your organization to the Internet and your country's
connectivity to the international Internet.
3a. Scope of your institution (check all categories that apply):
[ ] Commercial Network Provider
[ ] Academic Network Provider
[ ] NGO Network Provider
[ ] Other (Specify)______________
3b. Approximate number of full time staff at your institution:________
4. How your training and current work prepare and qualify you for the track
you wish to attend.
5. How you expect to use the knowledge you gain at the workshop after you
return to your country.
6. If you have previously attended AfNOG/INET Workshops for Developing
Countries,
a. Year and track you attended:
b. A precise description of how you have used the training
you have received in the past:
c. The significant advances in networking which have
occurred in your country specifically because of your
knowledge and effort:
E. Financial Information
Your application must contain the following complete information if you
wish to be considered for financial support to attend the workshop.
NOTE: Your acceptance into the workshop may depend on your ability to
provide some or all of the funding.
1. Are you are requesting financial aid from the AfNOG Workshop for
attending the workshop and meetings?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
2. If you are requesting financial aid to cover the workshop fee, please
provide a complete list of funding sources in the following form. The list
should contain all sources of funds that are available to you for payment
of the workshop fee. The amounts should total U.S.$1,600.
1. Your Institution -- U.S.$ __________
2. Your Government -- U.S.$ __________
3. From international organizations -- U.S.$ __________
4. Your personal contribution -- U.S.$ __________
5. Amount you ask from AfNOG -- U.S.$ __________
_________________________________
TOTAL Income = U.S.$1,600.00
3. Will you need financial assistance for airfare? If so, how much will you
or your institution be contributing?
[ ] No, assistance for airfare not needed.
[ ] Yes, assistance needed.
Amount of your contribution: U.S.$_________
4. If you are requesting financial support for airfare, please provide a
good estimate of round trip, lowest economy excursion airfare next May
between your place of residence and Lome, Togo.
1. Airfare:
2. Airline:
3. Type of fare:
4. City of departure:
5. Source of your estimate:
Signature (your name as you would sign it): __________________________
Date:___________________


YOU MUST SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION BY ELECTRONIC MAIL.
Completed applications should be sent to: [log in to unmask]
The "Subject" line of the message should contain your surname or family
name in the following format:
Subject: AfNOG Workshop Application: <your-family-name>
If you have questions regarding this announcement and application, they may
be addressed to: [log in to unmask]
To receive a copy of this announcement and application, send e-mail to:
[log in to unmask]

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