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.
Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda

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Published on: Feb 17 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
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Published on: Feb 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
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Published on: Jan 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
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Published on: Jan 08 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
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Published on: Oct 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
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Published on: Sep 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality
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Published on: Sep 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
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Published on: Aug 01 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
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Published on: Jun 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage
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Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
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