Dr. Dorothy Okello of WOUGNET wins the Women Achievers Award under Science and Technology Category

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Dr. Dorothy Okello of WOUGNET was one of the women achievers awarded by UWOPA and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) on Sunday night for her distinguished service in empowering women and girls through Science and Technology. This was in an event organised to mark 50 Years of Uganda’s Independence. The event provided an opportunity to reflect, review and revive both the women’s movement in Uganda and nation building holistically.

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively.

WOUGNET’s mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women organisations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development. The new ICTs, in particular, email and the Internet facilitate communication with each other and the international community. Indeed, access to information about best practices, appropriate technologies, ideas and problems of other groups working on similar concerns have been identified as critical information and communication needs of women organisations in Africa.

While our emphasis is directed towards Internet technologies, we are also interested in how these technologies can be integrated with traditional means of information exchange and dissemination including radio, video, television and print media. Our goal is to improve conditions of life for women by enhancing their capacities and opportunities for exchange, collaboration and information sharing.

WOUGNET activities are carried out under three major program areas:

  • Information Sharing and Networking
  • Technical Support
  • Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy

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WOUGNET, Kampala