ICT Directors Roundtable on Campus Wireless LAN Policies and Implementation Strategies

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KENET organised a one-day ICT Directors' Roundtable on November 28, 2012 at KENET training room, Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library, University of Nairobi. This is a special roundtable for about 20 ICT directors that are currently implementing or have implemented wireless LAN projects funded by KTCIP (10 institutions), Google infrastructure grant (five institutions) or institutions with technical support of KENET (four institutions).

As we have implemented the wireless LAN projects we have realized that we need institutions to discuss issues of wireless LAN access policies and to explain how institutional policies affect the development of a the Kenyan R & E network (KENET) for the benefit of our community. We especially want to address the issue of database authentication of wireless LAN users and the implementation of EDUROAM policies (we shall start with your institutions). We met some of your wireless LAN techies two weeks ago and realized we need to engage you as well for successful implementation of the wireless LAN projects.


KENET Training Room ,Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library, University of Nairobi.


ICT Directors Round table on Campus Wireless LAN Policies and Implementation Strategies

Date: 28th November 2012 Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon Venue: KENET Training room , JKML, UoN



Facilitator / Speaker

7.30am - 8.30am

Arrival, breakfast and introductions

KENET Secretariat

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM

KENET broadband infrastructure development strategy and the catalytic role of KENET in formulation and implementation of institutional e-readiness accession roadmaps.

What have been the costs and benefits of aggregating R & E traffic from institutions and building a shared broadband platform ?

Q & A and discussions

Meoli Kashorda

Exectutive Director and Secretary

to Management Board of KENET

9.30 – 10.30 AM

Campus backbone upgrade and Wireless LAN projects implementation status

The selection of beneficiary institutions, procurement processes , institutional commitments, and challenges of implementation

Josephat Karanja, Head of Infrastructure and KTCIP Project Manager for KENET

10.30 – 11.00 AM

Health Break

11.00 – 12.00 Noon

Wireless Users 'Database Authentication, Wireless LAN security and EDUROAM

implementation and policies

  • Implementing Database Authentication for Wireless LAN users

    - Maureen Wanja

  • Wireless LAN database authentication case studies – Kabarak University and University of Nairobi (Ibrahim Otieno and Moses Thiga)

  • Selection of Wireless LAN equipment an KENET recommendations

Josephat Karanja

Q & A and plenary discussions




Facilitator / Speaker

12.00 – 12.30 PM

EDUROAM policies and implementations

  • What will EDUROAM achieve of KENET community? - Meoli Kashorda

  • EDUROAM infrastructure and migration plans – Kennedy Aseda

Meoli Kashorda

12.30 – 1.00 PM

Plenary discussion on campus network policies and student services

Meoli Kashorda

1.00 – 2.00 PM


2.00 – 3.00 PM

KENET shared services and Visit to data center @ UoN

  • Uptake of shared services by institutions and potential benefits - Josephat Karanja

  • Visit to data center – Maureen Wanja

Meoli Kashorda

3.00 PM