[apops] Fwd: AfNOG Workshop Announcement & Application form

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  • From: Philip Smith <pfs at cisco dot com>
  • Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 04:09:38 +1000
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    • If anyone is interested in supporting our friends and colleagues in Africa, here is the announcement for this years AfNOG meeting. (Apologies if you have already seen this.)

      philip
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      From: "Ayitey Bulley" <abulley at ghana dot com>
      Subject: AfNOG Workshop Announcement & Application form
      Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 11:39:38 -0000
      
      Please find below the AfNOG Workshop Announcement & Application form.
      
      
      -------------------AfNOG 2003 announcement-------------------
      In conjunction with the fourth  meeting of African Network Operators
      Group
      (AfNOG) in June 2003, AfNOG is holding a Network Technology Workshop
      prior to the meeting.  The workshop will be held in facilities of the
      Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda, during June 08 - June 13, 2003. (see
      http://hotelafricana.com ). 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 fourth
      meeting, AfNOG 2003, and 1/2 day AfriNIC meeting session
      (www.afrinic.org), which will be held in Kampala on June 14th - 15th,
      following the workshop.
      
      This workshop builds upon the experiences of the previous AfNOG
      workshops held in Cape Town, South Africa, Accra, Ghana, Lome, Togo 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 instructional tracks presented
      in English, and one in French, 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
      
      TRACK 3. INFRASTRUCTURE RESEAUX IP (FRENCH TRACK: same as Track 2)
      
      Base des reseaux IP
      Bases de configuration des routeurs Cisco
      Routage statique (utilisation d'Unix et de Routeur Cisco)
      OSPF
      Architecture d'un reseau redondant
      BGP
      NOC services et application
      Securite Reseau
      
      PLACE
      
      Workshop activities to be held at the Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda.
      The workshop attendance fee includes room and board at the Hotel
      Africana 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 Kampala on or before 1800 hours on
      Saturday 7th June, 2003, and leave after 1800 hours on Sunday 15th June.
      Workshop sessions will be held starting in the afternoon, Sunday 8th
      June, and end in the evening of Friday 13th June.
      
      The AfNOG 2003 meeting begins at 0900 hours, Saturday 14th June 2003 and
      continues till 1200 hours on Sunday, 15 June 2003. AfriNIC session
      begins at 1400 hours, Sunday, 15th June 2003.
      
      
      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 & 2002 training or
      any of the INET Developing Countries Workshop will be considered
      eligible to attend the AfNOG 2003 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 31st March, 2003. 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 (if any), by April 14th.
      
      Please note that the workshop activity includes attendance at the AfNOG
      2003 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 Uganda must have a valid passport in order to obtain
      the necessary visa from Uganda. 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, an official letter of invitation 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
      Saturday, 07th June through Sunday, 15th June 2003.
      
      All meal charges for the period starting with dinner on Saturday
      evening, 07th June through dinner on Sunday evening, 15th June 2003.
      Registration at the AfNOG 2003 meeting ( Saturday 14th June) and the
      AfriNIC meeting (Sunday, 15th June), 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, 08
      June,2003 through Sunday, 15th June 2003.
      
      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 Kampala, 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.
      Preference will be given to qualified applicants who have own financial
      support.
      
      Payment of workshop fees may be made by funds transfer, certified check
      or in cash. Additional details will be provided in the admission letter.
      
      ================================
      
      AfNOG 2003 WORKSHOP ON NETWORK
      TECHNOLOGY FOR AFRICA
      APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM
      Please fill out completely and email it by 31st March, 2003 to
      workshop-apply at afnog dot org
      
      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
      
      Knowledge of French: 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 [ ] Track 3 INFRASTRUCTURE
      RESEAUX IP (French Track, same as English Track
      2)
      
      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? What varieties (e.g.
      Solaris, Linux, *BSD)? 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
      
      The workshop fee is USD 1,600.00.  This includes accommodation and
      meals, but does not include travel.  Applicants are usually expected to
      provide their own funding (from whatever sources).  However, AfNOG or
      its sponsors may make a limited amount of financial assistance available
      to deserving candidates.
      
      Even if you request financial assistance, you might not receive any
      financial assistance, and your acceptance into the workshop may be
      conditional on your ability to provide all or most of the funding
      yourself.  Even if you are very well qualified and in great need of
      assistance, it is unlikely that AfNOG or its sponsors will be able to
      provide more than U.S.$ 1,400.00 in financial assistance. Financial
      contribution to the workshop may be made by funds transfer, certified
      check or in cash. Details will be provided in the admission letter.
      
      
      1. Are you are requesting any financial assistance from AfNOG or its
      sponsors to help pay for the workshop fee?
      
          [ ] Yes, I request financial assistance.
          [ ] No, the workshop fee will be paid by myself or by other
      sponsors.
      
      
      2. If you are requesting financial assistance to help 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.  You may leave this blank if you are not requesting
      financial assistance.
      
          1. Your Institution -- U.S.$ __________
          2. Your Government -- U.S.$ __________
          3. Other sponsors (e.g. 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. Are you are requesting any financial assistance from AfNOG or its
      sponsors to help pay for your travel expenses?
      
          [ ] Yes, I request financial assistance.
          [ ] No, travel expenses will be paid by myself or by other sponsors.
      
      4. If you are requesting financial assistance fo help cover your travel
      expenses, please provide a good estimate of round trip, lowest economy
      excursion airfare between your place of residence and Kampala, Uganda.
      You may leave this blank if you are not requesting financial assistance.
      
          1. Airfare:
          2. Airline:
          3. Type of fare:
          4. City of departure:
          5. Source of your estimate (e.g. name and address of travel agent):
      
      5. If you are requesting financial assistance to help cover your travel
      expenses, 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 travel expenses.  You may leave this
      blank if you are not requesting financial assistance.
      
          1. Your Institution -- U.S.$ __________
          2. Your Government -- U.S.$ __________
          3. Other sponsors (e.g. international organizations) -- U.S.$
      __________
          4. Your personal contribution -- U.S.$ __________
          5. Amount you ask from AfNOG -- U.S.$ __________
          _________________________________
          TOTAL Income -- U.S.$ __________
          (Total should be the same as the estimate in part 4 above.)
      
      6. Justification for Financial Assistance
      
      If you are applying for financial assistance from AfNOG or its sponsors,
      please explain why you are not able to provide funding from other
      sources.  Please include a discussion of other funding sources that you
      have approached.
      
          _________________________________________________
          (Use as much space as necessary.)
      
      
      
      Signature (your name as you would sign it): __________________________
      Date:___________________
      
      
      YOU MUST SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION BY ELECTRONIC MAIL. Completed
      applications should be sent to: workshop-apply at afnog dot org The "Subject"
      line of the message should contain your surname or family name in the
      following format:
      Subject: AfNOG Workshop Application: <your-family-name>
      
      For example, if your name is Kofi Annan then the subject
      should be
      
      Subject: AfNOG Workshop Application: Annan
      
      If you have questions regarding this announcement and application, they
      may be addressed to: workshopinfo at afnog dot org To receive a copy of this
      announcement and application, send e-mail to: application at afnog dot org
      
      
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