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. The area of focus for the grants were Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and Big Data Analytics (BDA).

Out of the 20 entries in BDA and 15 in DLTs, two mini-grants were awarded per research area of focus. The Mini-Grant is intended to promote early stage CS/IS research and development in current and emerging research areas, as well as strengthen the CS/IS Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  Early stage research was the focal point of the Mini-Grant to enable researchers to undertake proof-of-concept work to support Research and Design (R&D) ideas and concepts.

The winners worked in group led by the lead researcher while others had the option of submitting their individual research proposal. The winners represented KENET member institutions; Africa Nazarene University, Murang’a University of Technology, University of Nairobi and Strathmore University.

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