Network Startup Resource Center

The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) "is a non-profit organization that has worked since the late 1980s to help develop and deploy networking technology in various projects throughout Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the New Independent States." (NSRC website, accessed 2007) It is based at the University of Oregon in the U.S.


NSRC "works directly with the indigenous network engineers and operators who develop and maintain the Internet infrastructure in their respective countries and regions by providing technical information, engineering assistance, training, donations of networking books, equipment and other resources. The end goal in this work is to make it easier for local scientists, engineers and educators to collaborate via the Internet with their international colleagues by helping to connect communities of interest." (NSRC website, accessed 2015-10-12)

It "provides technical and engineering assistance to international networking initiatives building access to the public Internet, especially to academic/research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)." (NSRC website, accessed 2007)

Some of NSCR's funding comes from the US National Science Foundation, specifically the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program.

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Organisations (InterAfrican & International)