Welcome to E-Waste for Brain Gain Project
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in collaboration with ERMIS Africa, NEMA, Computer for Schools and SHALIN are implementing a UNESCO-HP funded project on “Computer Supported collaborative E-Waste Management Research towards Developing a National E-Waste Management Strategy for Sustainable Development in Kenya”.
The project will utilize Grid Computing Technologies to link the Students and mentorship within the Kenya and the Diaspora to optimize on Brain Gain from the eminent Brain Drain phenomenon characteristic of most developing countries.
The project will mentors 15 students by training them to train other 200 students using Grid Computing and E-waste curriculum developed and facilitated by the project partners. In addition, the primary lecturers involved in the project will train other 15 lectures drawn from relevant departments cultivate a practices of sound E-waste management.
Further the NGOs’ will train other 10 NGO’s to inculcate the same practice. Together the trained stakeholder will form a community of sound E-waste Management in Kenya. The project will assess the incidences of E-waste in some selected towns in Kenya (Kakamega, Kisumu, ELdoret, Nakuru, Nairobi, Garissa, Mombasa) which is jointly undertaken by the partners, NEMA and local authority representatives in the various districts.Training key stakeholders identified within the various urban centres will be conducted focusing on sound e-waste management strategies within the various urban centres.
The Grid Computing technology will utilise multiple administrative domains with the main ones located at Masinde Muliro and ERMIS Africa. Currently, a domain http://www.e-waster.co.ke has been registered and set-up for piloting the Grid Computing Architecture.
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