Girls in ICT Day 2020 Celebration: What does it mean for Girls in Tech

The International Girls in ICT day was celebrated on April 23, 2020, with the theme “Inspiring the Next Generations.” One would ask, what is being done to inspire the next generations of young women and girls to embrace Tech? Information and Communications Technology [ICT] is still a critical need for girls and women. As you […]

What do you know about typosquatting?

What is typosquatting? Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, a sting site, or a fake URL, is a form of cybersquatting, and possibly brandjacking which relies on mistakes such as typos made by Internet users when inputting a website address into a web browser. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led […]

My Experience Getting Started with Cherie Blair Foundation

Cherie Blair Foundation (CBF) is a mentorship programme for women in business where young women entrepreneurs in Uganda and other countries are matched with mentors from different parts of the world under CBF aimed at enabling women in business gain more knowledge and skills on how best they can improve on their businesses based on […]

Cultural Norms, Beliefs and Values: The Reconstruction of Stereotypes on Women

The saying goes, “behind every successful man, there is a woman” however many men are still blind about women’s values. Over the past decade, women have been restricted from a lot of opportunities. This has been constructed on cultural values, norms, beliefs plus the prevailing stereotypes on women. For instance, globally women are believed to […]

Youth Urged to Provide Evidence to Influence Public Policy

On the 21st march 2019, during the youth 4 polciy public dialogue and the launch of the second cohort fellowship that was held at Sheraton hotel in Kampala by KAS Uganda in partnership with Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA) and Public Policy Institute (IPP), offered a platform for 8 youth4policy fellows to present and discuss their […]

The centrality of internet rights in the contemporary digital landscape in Africa

The proliferation of Information and Communications Technologies in the global South and theopportunities that these tools have presented in transforming the world particularly in Africa is onethat can be described as phenomenal. The euphoria that has been encapsulated within the term‘Africa Rising’ according to researchers is attributed to Africa’s expanding middle class and thedevelopment of […]

How farmers can benefit from Agricultural Financing

According to the World Bank, demand for food is estimated to increase by 70% by 2050 and at least USD$80 Billion will be needed in annual investments to meet this demand. A huge chunk of these billions is expected to come from the private sector and in particular the banking sector.  Some governments and farmers […]

Taking Libraries closer to Communities

Copy & Paste or TypeOn July 7th 2017, WOUGNET participated in the March for the launch of the Mobile Library Project. The project consists of a Mobile Library, a truck with a library in the back, taking books to 10 different schools and communities around Kampala. The project is an initiative of the Forum for […]

Women discuss policy issues to inform Uganda’s REDD+ strategy development.

In March 2010, Uganda embarked on the preparation of its national process for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, fostering the role of forests in conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) through Readiness phase which is part of Uganda’s actions that contribute to the mitigation of climate change […]