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
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.