Practical Insights on Uganda

How Ugandans Use ICT4D in Uganda to Improve their Country

Ugandans are using ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) to accelerate social and economic development by improving access to information, opportunities, and services, and by promoting innovation and efficiency in various sectors. Some examples include:

  • Agriculture: ICTs are being used to improve the efficiency and productivity of smallholder farmers, through the use of precision agriculture technologies such as remote sensing and GPS-based farming tools.
  • Financial inclusion: ICTs are being used to expand access to financial services, including mobile banking and other digital financial technologies, which can help to increase financial inclusion and improve the lives of people who are unbanked or underbanked.
  • Education: ICTs are being used to improve the quality of education and expand access to learning opportunities, through the use of e-learning platforms and other digital tools.
  • Healthcare: ICTs are being used to improve access to healthcare and health information, through the use of telemedicine and other digital health technologies.
  • Infrastructure: ICTs are being used to improve infrastructure, including transportation and energy systems, through the use of smart city technologies and other digital innovations.
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Published on: Nov 09 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data
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Mapping Trends in African Government Internet Freedom Restrictions

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Published on: Mar 16 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping Trends in African Government Internet Freedom Restrictions
Internet freedom in Africa has been on the decline over the past years with several countries continually adopting aggressive and sophisticated measures that...
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Published on: Mar 10 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 National Digital Identity Recommendations for 10 African Countries
Efforts to establish or improve national identification systems in Africa have coincided with the increasing deployment of mobile technology. This has led to the...
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Published on: Jan 03 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
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Published on: Nov 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
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Published on: Oct 14 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
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How to Improve Human Resource Information Systems for Health

Published on: Oct 13 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Improve Human Resource Information Systems for Health
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the WHO’s Year of the Health and Care Worker, the importance of the health workforce has never been more apparent. However, many...
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Published on: Oct 06 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity
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Published on: Oct 04 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
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Published on: Sep 30 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
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