On October 27th-31st KENET held organized Scalable Campus Network Training residential hands-on course. The training is an advanced course for experienced network engineers and administrators. We had over 29 trainees from; Public Universities, Private Universities, and Constituent University Colleges.
Welcome to KENET
Kenya Education Network (KENET) is a National Research and Education Network that promotes the use of ICT in Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. KENET aims to interconnect all the Universities, Tertiary and Research Institutions in Kenya by setting up a cost effective and sustainable private network with high speed access to the global Internet. KENET also facilitates electronic communication among students and faculties in member institutions, share learning and teaching resources by collaboration in Research and Development of Educational content.
In appreciation of the constant changing trends in the Information Technology world and the need to improve expertise of our members in the use ICT in learning and research, we provide training to heads of institutions, technical personnel, and other staff personnel of our member institutions.
KENET has donated 24 HP switches as New Year gifts to 13 KENET member institutions, based on their network and bandwidth requirements. The collection of the switches is on-going at the KENET offices.
Our partners at the University of Oregon’s Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) gave the switches to KENET. The NSRCs mandate is to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in developing areas for collaborative research, education, and international partnerships.
The mission of KENET is to be a catalyst in the transformation of education using ICT. Since KENET Trust was constituted in 1999, it has focused on promotion of ICT usage in higher education institution. As of September 30, 2014, KENET had connected 152 campuses of universities and higher education institutions in different parts of the countries (see KENET coverage map at http://www.kenet.or.ke). However, the original vision of KENET was to use higher education institutions nodes to connect neighbouring schools both primary and secondary schools.
In their effort to set up their National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Burundi, the Burundi Education and Research Network (BERNet) team planned to visit some NRENs in the East Africa Community to learn from their experience. To that end on 15th October 2014, KENET has the pleasure of hosting the BERNet team. The team were represented by Mr. Pierre Ndamama the Executive Secretary of Secretariat for Information and Communication Technologies (SETIC), and Prof. Grégoire Njejimana BERNet Project Manager.
UbuntuNet-Connect 2014 is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. It is organized by UbuntuNet Alliance and hosted by member NRENs. The 7th Annual conference of the UbuntuNet Connect 2014 will take place on 13th to 14th November, 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia and will be hosted by Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN), the NREN of Zambia. The conference will be preceded by a series of other pre conference events from the 8th to 12th November, 2014.