Training on the use of ICT in Monitoring Service Delivery in the Rwenzori region, Western Uganda.

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WOUGNET was in August 2012, invited by a partner organisation, Toro Development Network (ToroDev) to conduct a rural monitors training workshop in online advocacy. The training, the first of a series, was held at ToroDev Resource Centre was attended by 10 Rural Monitors (including women and youth) from Kabarole District. The training was facilitated by Milton Aineruhanga from WOUGNET.

The monitors were trained the use of various web 2.0 tools for citizen participation in monitoring of governance and service delivery at the local level. The tools included; the Ushahidi platform, Twitter, Blogging, On-line documentation and report writing, Facebook, Skype and Advocacy and lobbying, and shared ways on how the information collected on service delivery by the rural monitors can be converged and publicised though the local radio stations, including hosting radio talk-shows to facilitate the dialogue between the local leadership and the community.