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AFRIK-IT  December 1999

AFRIK-IT December 1999

Subject:

Relating to AFNOG 2000 Workshop

From:

Clement Dzidonu <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 28 Dec 1999 18:29:36 +0000

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Hello All:

Received the following relating to AFNOG.  In case you want to check it
out..

Bye

Clement


====================================

Final version.
 _____________________________________________________

                THE AFRICAN NETWORK OPERATORS GROUP
        AFNOG 2000 WORKSHOP ON NETWORK TECHNOLOGY FOR     AFRICA

 In conjunction with the inaugural meeting of African Network Operators
 Group (AFNOG) in May 2000, AFNOG will hold a Network Technology
 Workshop prior to the meeting.  The workshop will take place in
facilities
of the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South
Africa,
 from 30 April to 5 May 2000.  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 inaugural
meeting, AFNOG 2000 (www.afnog.org), and the introductory meeting of
AfriNIC  (www.afrinic.org), which will be held in Cape Town on 6 May
2000
 and 7 May 2000 respectively, following the workshop.  The programs of
these two meetings will be available as they develop at:

                  //www.afnog.org    and    //www.afrinic.org.


 GOALS

 The goals of the AFNOG 2000 workshop are:

 1. To train a critical mass of trainers and professionals in network
 infrastructure and services in order 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 cooperation 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 tracks: infrastructure and services.

 A participant may attend only one of the two tracks, since the tracks
run
 concurrently.

 All participants will engage in extensive laboratory-based 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
 * RADIUS dialup authentication
 * HTTP web service
 * Help desk


 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 are 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


 PLACE

 The workshop activities will be held at The Breakwater Lodge conference

 facility, operated by the Graduate School of Business, University of
Cape
 Town, South Africa.  Participants will be offered room and board
 at The Breakwater Lodge residence 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.


 WORKING LANGUAGE

 The working language of the workshop will be English; good
comprehension
of  spoken and written English will be required of each participant.
The
 organizers will try to ensure that some members of the instructional
staff
 will speak French and/or Portuguese.


 DATES

 Participants should plan to arrive in Cape Town on or before 1800 hours
on
 Saturday 29 April, and leave after 1800 hours on Sunday 7 May.

 Workshop sessions will be held starting in the afternoon, Sunday 30
April,
 and end in the evening of Friday 5 May.

 The AFNOG 2000 meeting begins at 0900 hours, Saturday 6 May, and
 AfriNIC begins at 0900 hours, Sunday, 7 May.


 ELIGIBILITY

 The workshop is specifically directed toward the needs of people from
 Africa who are currently 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
 institutionalizing 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 one or more INET Developing Countries
 Workshop will be considered eligible to attend the AFNOG 2000 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 attached form and return it
as
 soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 2000.  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 15.

 Please note that the workshop activity includes attendance at the AFNOG

 2000  and AfriNIC meetings.  If you are admitted to the workshop, you
 should NOT register separately for the meetings; 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.  Please also include a reliable FAX number on
your
application.

 Please be sure that all of the contact information you submit is clear
 and accurate, or we will not be able to contact you.


 VISAS

 Every visitor to South Africa must have a valid passport in order to
obtain the necessary visa from South Africa.  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.  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

 South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination received at
least
 10 days prior to entry from all visitors who enter from a yellow
 fever-affected country.  Accepted participants will be notified of any
 other health restrictions and regulations for entry into the country.

 COSTS

 The cost of attending the workshop and associated events is U.S.
$1,500.
 This fee includes:

 * All tuition and fees for the workshop.
 * All lodging charges from Saturday 29 April through Sunday 7 May.
 * All meal charges for the period starting with dinner on Saturday
evening, 29 April through dinner on Sunday evening, 7 May.
 * Registration at the AFNOG 2000 meeting (Saturday 6 May) and the
    AfriNIC meeting (Sunday 7 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.) Saturday 29 April
through
 Sunday 7 May.

 FINANCIAL AID

 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
all
 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 Cape Town, 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.


 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 Specific questions regarding the workshop may be directed
electronically
to:

          [log in to unmask]

 Information about AFNOG and the May AFNOG meeting in Capetown is
available
at:

          //www.afnog.org

 AfriNIC information can be found at:

          //www.afrinic.org

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *


                  THE AFRICAN NETWORK OPERATORS GROUP
   AFNOG 2000 WORKSHOP ON NETWORK TECHNOLOGY FOR AFRICA

                APPLICATION  FOR  ADMISSION

 Please fill out this questionnaire completely and email it by February
1,
 2000 to

                [log in to unmask]

 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 any 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______________


  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 INET Workshops for Developing
Countries,

    1. Year and track you attended:

    2. A precise description of how you have used the training you have
       received in the past:

    3. 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.

   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.$1,000.00


 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 June

 between your place of residence and Cape Town, South Africa.

   1. Airfare:
   2. Airline:
   3. Type of fare:
   4. City of departure:
   5. Source of your estimate:



 Signature: ____________________________     Date: ___________________

 _________________________________________________________________________

 For a blank copy of this announcement and application, send e-mail to:


                 [log in to unmask]


YOU MUST  SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION BY ELECTRONIC MAIL.


 Completed applications should be submitted 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]

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