Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy
The program aims at effectively influencing the formulation and implementation of gender-sensitive ICT policies and programs, in collaboration with members and partners. WOUGNET also serves as the secretariat for the Uganda Women’s Caucus on ICT (UWCI) that undertakes advocacy activities geared towards addressing gender concerns within the ICT Policies and programs. Advocacy activities include research, studies, analysis, and advocacy of issues in areas of e-governance, e-access, and the review of national/local communications policies and strategies to establish what works, what does not, and the recommendations for a way forward. Issues raised by WOUGNET are addressed to policy and decision-makers, and we monitor and evaluate progress made to integrate a gender-perspective in programs, policies, and practices. WOUGNET has adopted a Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM)-approach in undertaking the researches/studies and analyses to ensure that a gender perspective is integrated. WOUGNET also implements projects and programs that promote gender equality among communities. Such projects aim at benefiting women and the youth, for example, empowering communities to monitor district service delivery through ICTs and promoting the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs.