Tag Archives: ICTs

Supporting Ugandan Women entrepreneurs to improve business and export growth

Supporting Ugandan women entrepreneurs is crucial, as they face major obstacles when trying to develop their business and export their products. From 23rd to 25thNovember 2015, WOUGNET organized, in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), a workshop for women ...

Gender Equality in Uganda: Why child marriage is slowing down women’s rights and how ICTs can help speed them back up

46% of girls under the age of 18 in Uganda are married, according to a 2013 report in New Vision. These are not legal under the Constitution of Uganda, which requires both men and women to be at least 18 ...

Women’s economic empowerment is a key driver of sustainable development

Although important strides have been made worldwide on issues regarding gender equality in the workplace, there still remains room for improvement in the realms of equal access to jobs and corresponding salaries. Many consider the unemployment of women, particularly in ...

Uganda: Rethinking the meaning of gender

At the most basic level of understanding, gender is commonly defined as the state of being male or female, typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones; otherwise known as the state of being feminine ...

Enhancing the adoption of web 2.0 skills for youth in Uganda

A three days training organized by WOUGNET in partnership with CTA  on web 2.0 and social media started on the 24th -26th February 2015  and was such  a huge success as various participants from different parts of the region and ...

National Conference on Good Governance and Accountability Through use of ICTs

Uganda currently stands at a population that shoots to over thirty million people, and it has become seemingly okay that more than half of these are utmost ignorant about even the minimum service delivery standards in their country. During the recently ...

Interview of the Month with Dr. Dorothy Okello – Uganda

Dr. Dorothy Okello is the founder of WOUGNET. Read about her profile and achievements as well as Vision for the future. Get to know much more about how WOUGNET came into being through this visionary lady who has won many accolades. Dr. ...

Are you aware of your rights and obligations, as a consumer of Communication services in Uganda?

Uganda Communications Commission joined the rest of the world in commemorating the Consumer Rights Day which takes place on 13th March of every year. It organized the first communications consumer parliament in Uganda on 13th March 2014 at Imperial Royale ...

A journey into the community – Perspectives from the WOUGNET Technology Center

Five months down the road and impact is already visible. April 2013, two young ladies were deployed by Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) at WOUGNET to facilitate DOTs, social economic programme ReachUp! Some of you may have already read about it ...

Why youth voices must feature prominently in Africa Agriculture Science Week

The priorities of youth farmers in rural areas should be clearly articulated at this year’s AASW A lot has been said about youth in Africa and there are still ongoing debates stressing the importance of involving young people in major development ...