Tag Archives: ICT4D

Women’s empowerment in Uganda goes beyond ICT use and access – Study reveals

A study carried out by web foundation shows that even with the increasing numbers in female mobile phone users, there is still more effort needed to achieve empowerment of women through technology. The study was based on a survey of ...

Using SMS technology to connect with communities more effectively – EAAI experience

BELOW is a link to a YouTube Video presentation of the Enhancing Access to Agricultural  Information using ICTs (EAAI)  project  WOUGNET implemented in Apac District between 2005-2010. Last week, we shared this video with the International Research and Exchanges Board ...

Internship Opportunity – Information/Communications – Deadline: 28th February

WOUGNET is seeking to recruit an Information/ Communications Intern. The Position will be based at the WOUGNET Secretariat in Kampala. The Candidate will work under the Information Sharing and Networking Program which aims at facilitating access to relevant information to ...

Fostering Civic Participation and Public Accountability through use of ICTs: East Africa

The Democratization process of the East African Countries still remains elusive as Civil and Political actors of Governments and top leadership remains major impediments in addressing the underlying problems to social evils such as corruption, poor governance, a declining press ...

Job Opportunity at WOUGNET: Project Officer – Governance and Accountability

  WOUGNET is recruiting a Project Officer to be based in Tororo district and work on the project “Promoting and strengthening citizens’ participation and demand for accountability in public service delivery through use of ICTs”. The suitable candidate must be comfortable and ...

Using mobile technologies to promote good governance and service delivery, Northern Uganda

Mobile technologies offer momentous opportunities for upholding good governance, effective service delivery, increasing Accountability and fighting corruption since they can reach citizens directly through interactive conduits of communication, they allow rapid data collection and access to information and offer ...

Promoting positive change for Youth through web 2.0 training and Social Media Learning Opportunities

The concept of web 2.0 are still new to many youth around the world and yet in many countries such as Uganda the largest percentage of people using Social Media are recorded largely between the age brackets of 18-24. Particularly ...

ALIN Receives International Library Award For Creating Knowledge Centers in Rural Areas

Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) is the recipient of the 2011 Access to Learning Award of $1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ALIN provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and ...

WOUGNET opens yet another Rural information centre in Amuru district, Northern Uganda

The volatile and rising global commodity prices have not only affected the rural farming communities but also set uncertainty among the farming communities. The World Bank earlier this week said that its index of food prices showed that the cost ...