Support for the Liberia Research and Education Network
Mr. President, one of the components enshrined in the National ICT Policy of Liberia 2019-2024, is a mandate for the establishment of a National Research and Education Network or NREN, to support higher education and research in Liberia. Subsequently, on December 13, 2018 the same group met and signed an agreement for the establishment of an NREN which was later named, the Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN). It is expected to connect to other regional and international Research and Education Networks (RENs), to boost research and education in Liberia; an endeavor that ultimately enhances our national economic development initiatives. The study tour was also intended to help accelerate acceptance of Liberia Research and Education Network or LRREN, and help stakeholders identify ways to ensure the its sustainability. For example, the Ghanaian government provides support to Ghanaâs Academic and Research Network (GARNET) through the countryâs e-Transform project.