The Open Science Workshop hosted at KENET successfully concluded on August 10, 2018. The two-day workshop organized by the Bioinformatics Network led by Dr. Caleb Kibet, a Mozilla Science Lab grantee trained 30 participants on tools that foster Open Science. The researchers were drawn from seven institutions and encompassed master’s students in bioinformatics, and a lecturer. KENET hosted the workshop at its 40- seater capacity training room which is fully equipped with Internet access, video and audio technologies.
Four abstracts have been selected for the KENET Computer Science (CS) and Information Systems (IS) Mini-Grant. The Mini-Grant attracted 35 submissions from 16 public and private Universities when the call was announced on March 26, 2018. The grant amounts to Kshs. 1, 500, 000 (15,000 USD) for each winner and lasts for 12 months, starting August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.
KENET hosted Zambia’s Research and Education Network (ZAMREM) team during a networking visit on April 10-12, 2018. ZAMREN had tabled their request to visit KENET to learn on best practices that increase efficiency of KENET as a National Research and Education Network (NREN). Mrs. Kalunga Makoni, Finance Officer, and Ms. Lombe Mkonde, Client services Officer had an opportunity to interact with their KENET counterparts, Ms. Esther Muriuki, Services Accountant and Nelisa Mwongera, Community Relations Lead.