One of KENET's mandates as an organization is to catalyze collaboration in research and education areas through facilitation of special interest groups (SIGS) and provision of innovation grants to researchers and member institutions.
KENET held five (5) half day research outreach forums from May 26 - June 16, 2023 in Nyeri, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru and Nairobi regions. The fprums were attended by 856 participants from over 400 institutions countrywide. The aim of the outreach forums was to create awareness on the availability of KENET research services and to publicize the call for proposals for Research and Innovation Grants in Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS), Computer Modelling and Material Science (CMMS) and Engineering for the Financial Year 2023/2024.
Research and Innovation are important pillars in the development of any society. For Kenya to industrialise and improve the wellbeing of her people, increasing investment in research and development within Engineering is a must. This call seeks to fund research in engineering with great potential for impact in Kenya.