As its predecessors, CHAIN-REDS and eI4Africa, the Sci-GaIA project fosters the establishment of Identity Federations in Africa. Indeed, one of the tasks of the work plan, i.e. Task 3.2 – Support the creation of an African Policy Management Authority and the establishment of Identity Federations to be connected to eduGAIN, aims to support the expansion of the Identity Providers in the tegion both in terms of number and size and their consolidation into Identity Federations to be connected to eduGAIN.

The table below shows the current status of federated services deployed in Africa, including those developed in the context of Sci-GaIA during its first (Y1) and second (Y2) year.

 

Country Identity Federation Identity Providers Service Providers Notes
Algeria
DZ e-Science GRID Identity Provider DZ e-Science GRID Science Gateway
Atlases – PATHOLOGY IMAGES
African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
All other GrIDP Service Providers
Kenya
KENET Federation
KENET Catch-All Identity Provider African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
All other GrIDP Service Providers
Morocco
CNRST Moroccan Grid Science Gateway
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University Full text thesis repository Toubkal
Nigeria
NgREN Federation
NgREN Catchall Identity Provider African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
UNILAG Identity Provider Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
All other GrIDP Service Providers
South Africa
CSIR Filesender
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Mconf
TENET African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
University of Cape Town Africa Grid Science Gateway
University of the Western Cape Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Google Apps SANREN
Rodes University
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Tanzania
TERNET Federation
TERNET Catch-All Identity Provider African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
All other GrIDP Service Providers
Uganda RENU Federation RENU Catch-all Identity Provider (in progress)
Zambia ZAMREN Federation ZAMREN Catch-all Identity Provider (in progress)
ASREN (international)
ASREN Federation
ASREN Identity Provider African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
All other GrIDP Service Providers
WACREN (international)
NgREN Catchall Identity Provider Africa Grid Science Gateway
UNILAG Identity Provider African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
WACREN OpenIDP TANDEM Community Portal
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
WACREN EduID Resource Registry
Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
GrIDP (international)
African e-Infrastructure Web Forum Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
Sci-GaIA Online Courses Done in Sci-GaIA (Y1)
The MIPAR portal Done in Sci-GaIA (Y2)
The Kenya Public Health Gateway Done in Sci-GaIA (Y2)
The TTA Collaboration Portal Done in Sci-GaIA (Y2)
The PLANTISC-2 Science Gateway Done in Sci-GaIA (Y2)
The AgriSERVICOMM Science Gateway Done in Sci-GaIA (Y2)
All other GrIDP Service Providers