In what ways can Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) be used to the benefit of good governance? How can these technologies enable ordinary citizens to play a role in ensuring there is transparency and accountability in service provision in key sectors such as health, education, and water?
This was the focus the Promoting Good Governance and Accountability through use of ICTs in Uganda conference held at the end of June 2012, organised by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and CIPESA.
At the one-day national conference, which attracted participants from government departments, civil society, media and academia, the two organisations disseminated their field and research findings on the use of ICT in enhancing citizen participation in governance and monitoring service delivery. There were discussions on how to use ICT more gainfully, given that there has hitherto been limited national experience and documentation in this area.
The Proceedings of the conference are available here.