- Kenya MMUST project

Institution: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Project: Computer supported collaborative e-waste management research towards developing a national e-waste management strategy

Project coordinator: Mr Simon Maina Karume

Project highlights:

Develop a collaborative web-based e-waste information system, i.e., an e-waste management information clearing house for information exchange and collaborative learning: develop a web-based bulletin board for educating the general public about effects of e-waste and the need to adhere to strict procedures of e-waste management.

Use the collaborative web-based platform and organize an online curriculum symposium to refine the e-waste management curriculum developed by MMUST and Computers for Schools, Kenya (CFSK). Conduct investigation of existing e-waste management systems and post findings in the clearing house for other researchers to access. Develop web-based content for the modules in the e-waste management curriculum and post it in the clearing house for students and lecturers/researchers of concerned departments to access.

Collaboratively craft an environment-friendly e-waste management strategy for Kenya.

Establish an e-waste recycling centre at MMUST to cater for e-waste generated in Western Kenya.

Disseminate research findings by posting them on the clearing house and the bulletin board, publishing them in e-journal.

Disseminate knowledge about distributed computing through seminars and workshops to science, engineering and environment science lecturers/researchers. Said lecturers/researchers to identify a project within their department that can benefit from distributed computing technology.

Implement the distributed computing project that has been identified.



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