SRCC has undertaken several projects in consulting, training and implementing institutional management systems in a number of institutions. The following are some of the recent projects which SRCC has undertaken:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The name of the project: Pathways for Innovation in Blood Transfusion Systems in Kenya (PITS Kenya). The overarching goal of this project is to identify, develop, and test effective strategies to enhance the availability and delivery of safe blood for transfusion in Kenya. The project consisted of:
- three clinical contexts that determine the urgency of blood transfusion (elective, urgent, emergent
- three socioeconomic contexts within Kenya that represent both urban and rural settings (Nakuru, Siaya/Kisumu, and Turkana counties);
- three basic components of effective blood transfusion systems (availability, processing, and safe delivery).
Finnish National Agency for Education
Name of the project: Training Trainers for Teacher Education and Management in Kenya (TOTEMK). The target of this project was to strengthen Teacher Education and institutional Management in Kenya. The project contributed to:
- Modernizing teacher education through new pedagogical methods;
- Application of modern pedagogical technology;
- Empowering teacher’s work to respond effectively to Kenyan Competency-Based Curriculum under the Basic Education Curriculum Framework.
Royal Academy of Engineering
In this project, Strathmore University facilitated the training of engineering professionals and electrical technicians working in county healthcare ministries and county hospitals from 30 counties.
Strathmore University, in partnership with Britam, launched Tele-health services, dubbed “Britam Afya Mikononi”. This partnership was aimed at providing Britam’s clients with remote healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Medical Research Council
Strathmore university partnered with the Medical Research Council to develop a systems approach to examining health sector responses to cholera epidemics in Kenya.
Innovate UK – GOV.UK
This project was aimed at developing a precision farming model for Millet. Strathmore University and the client were keen to leverage remote sensing and ICT to facilitate yield maximization, structured trading and inclusive value chain participation for smallholder staple grain farmers in Kenya.
National Research Fund (NRF)
This project entailed Automated Human Body Language Analysis Algorithm for detecting concealed firearms on video surveillance in Kenya. The study was aimed at solving the problem of concealed firearm detection, by developing an algorithm for automated detection of people carrying firearms, through analyzing their body language on Video surveillance. With the help of Strathmore University, another project was undertaken to develop a Mathematical model on the In-Vivo HIV Optimal Therapy and Management. This study analyzed a mathematical model describing HIV dynamics taking into account therapy and the immune response of infected persons. The client also invited Strathmore University’s services in developing Mathematical Models for Heptacyclic Erthrocytic Dynamics and Therapeutic Control of Malaria. The study was aimed at improving the therapeutic control of malaria with a focus on malaria vaccine and antimalarial drugs that target the parasites at the pre-erythrocytic stage.
AGRA – Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Strathmore University provided its consultancy services to AGRA in developing animated training manuals on good agronomic practices on different crops. The training videos were used to train farmers across Africa. The animations were produced in languages majorly spoken throughout the African region, i.e. English, Swahili, French and Portuguese.
Trademark East Africa(TMEA) and Partner Organizations
This project entailed the Digitization of trade manuals and systems for ease of knowledge transfer to users (i.e. East African traders and new employees of TMEA, TCCIA, TWCC & ZNCCIA). Digitized (i.e. produced tutorials in the form of narrations, illustrations, text, graphics and cartoons) of the following systems and their manuals:
- Rules and Procedures of trading in the EAC region
- NTBs SMS and Online Reporting System
- Gender constraints SMS reporting system for TWCC
- Electronic Certificate of Origin System
- Electronic Payment System i.e. LIPAFASTA
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (Kenya) and The World Bank
In October 2014, @iLabAfrica Research Centre signed a collaboration agreement with the World Bank and KNBS to carry out a data visualization-based project that sought to enhance the Bureau’s county data dissemination capabilities through the use of ICT tools. Data source from key publications was visualized and hosted on an online portal, the KNBS County Data Visualization Portal. Main components- Backend, Data Analysis, Visualization, Mobile portal app, Bulk Download, Data Search.
This report was compiled by Odhiambo Obonyo.