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1 Victor Kyalo Workshop on EC Support to Research and Education Networking in Southern and Eastern Africa - Extending the reach of GÉANT Brussels, 6 – 7 March 2006 Status of KENET -2006

2 Agenda Background KENET –an overview Conclusions

3 Background -Challenges … ICT Human Capacity –Awareness of strategic impact of ICT at all levels –Limited or non-existent technical capacity in institutions ICT structures –Uncoordinated national ICT structures –Lack of sectoral ICT structures (Universities, schools, etc) Institutions commitment Taxation & Regulatory regimes

4 Partnerships & Resources mobilization (systems & human capital): –Different players –government, private & public sector –Sharing resources –institutional alliances, community involvement Motivation Overview…

5 Coverage/member institutions Overview…

6 Trustees Management Board Secretariat Director/CEO Admin / Finance Head Technical Operations Content Head Research & Development Systems Engineers Network Engineers Interns fully fledged operator setup Collaboration with others, libraries, etc Faculty from across board gives leadership in collaboration with others Institutional Framework & Network Model Overview…

7 KENET 2 nd Generation Network Univ. X College Y R.C. A Operators =JamboNet, IPPlanet, Intelsat Access Router KENET NOC Univ. Z Access Router POP1POP2POP3

8 Fibre prospects…

9 Established a fully functional institutional framework Currently boasts 51 member institutions comprising of universities, polytechnics, & research institutions Realized connectivity for all universities in Kenya –August 2003 Piloted and tested collaboration model for registry services, content delivery for teaching between member institutions faculty, and cooperation in research Milestones/Achievements

10 Milestones cont. Trained over 55 technical support staff for the institutions (in routing technology, systems admin, network management) Trained some of the faculty on e-learning deployment Currently working on our 3 rd generation network architecture to allow for connectivity scaling and efficient content delivery

11 Partners/support The Government of Kenya Public and Private Universities/institutions Research Institutions in Kenya (KARI, ILRI,ICIPE, etc) USAID –Leland/EDDI Initiatives Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) Telkom Kenya Ltd (TKL) Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) Kenya Data Network (KDN) Tufts University, USA (under the CCD project) Partnership for Higher Education in Africa NSRC –University of Oregon INASP UbuntuNet Alliance

12 Research & Education Network of Uganda -RENU Inception meeting –January 2006 Institutions have/are signing the collaboration MoU Should be on ground by end of the year

13 Thank You…


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