Mayuge SIT Report

By Juliet Nanfuka A recently concluded Situational Analysis Report focusing on the Education Department in Mayuge District, Eastern Uganda, found that voids exist in the flow of information between citizens and leaders, leading to restricted participation in decision making processes. The poor flow of information in the sector has contributed to poor service delivery and […] Read More

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The ICT4Democracy in East Africa network will participate in the first Buntwani conference scheduled to take place October 7–8, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference is aimed at exploring the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in strengthening citizen engagement and participation in Africa. The network is made up of organisations pursuing projects that […] Read More

NUMEC training

By Emily Mullins In early July, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) met with members of the Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) to discuss the Peace Recovery and Development Project (PRDP). First launched in October 2007, the PRDP sought to improve livelihoods in post-conflict Northern Uganda. Its stated objectives […] Read More


Growing the capacity of citizens and civic groups including human rights networks to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to foster free speech, human rights, access to information and open governance is one of the objectives of the ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network. Since April 2014, the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) in Tanzania […] Read More


This month, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the E-Society Resource Centre Kasese trained local leaders in Kasese district in the use of ICTs for improved governance and service delivery. During the March 20-21 2014 workshop, local leaders of the western Uganda district were also trained in using […] Read More


What is the price of security? Should it be your online freedom?  By Juliet Nanfuka Where do human rights and online rights meet? Is there a clash between online freedom and human rights? Is there room for self-regulation? These are some of the questions that a recently concluded online discussions report on Internet freedom in […] Read More

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The publication “ICT for Anti-corruption, Democracy and Education in East Africa” is the first product of the Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Region (Spider)’s Research Related to Projects initiative which was devised and first implemented in 2012. Connecting research directly to Spider supported projects aims to establish a closer connection between ICT4D research and […] Read More

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The ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network recognises that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to increase citizens' participation in decision-making processes, thus strengthening democratisation. In this issue of the newsletter: The Tanzania Commission For Human Rights Takes SMS to The Citizens Motivators And Hindrances to Use of ICTs in Citizen Participation in Uganda […] Read More

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