Technology and the Environment: A Two-Way Street for Sustainable Africa

Before we look at the unique unfolding story of the challenges of environmental sustainability intertwined with the burgeoning potential of technology, let us start with understanding the concept of digitainability. Digitainability is a concept that merges digital technology with sustainability principles to address environmental challenges. It focuses on leveraging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to […]

Unlocking the Potential of East African Online Markets: A Digital Agenda for Business Growth

A digital environment has significant impact on how organizations will develop globally in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world. This is nowhere more apparent than in East Africa, a region with a growing market eager to embrace internet business. However, there are still a lot of difficulties and impediments that prevent the expansion of e-commerce on this […]

Motivations and Aspirations that Drive Learners to Engage in Certificate Programs; Case Study CMU-Africa.

Online learning has grown significantly across Africa in recent years as Internet access improves to complement traditional higher education, where educational institutions look for new ways to overcome infrastructure constraints to serve growing numbers of students. The forced closure of schools, universities and colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote working accelerated […]

Connecting all HEIs to High-Speed Broadband

Broadband connectivity is a critical enabler for modernizing higher education institutions (HEIs) in their mission of teaching, research, and community outreach. Connecting African HEIs for improved learning, research collaboration, and access to global scientific resources has been on national and global development agendas for many years but has never achieved top-priority policy consideration.The higher education […]

The State of ICT in Uganda (2019)

This research, under the auspices of Research ICT Africa, was made possible by the support received from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC and SIDA). The nationally representative ICT access and use survey referenced in this report form part of a survey of 22 countries in the Global South (10 in Africa) that canvasses barriers […]

Evaluation of the Bilateral Research Cooperation Between Sweden and Uganda

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has been providing support to universities in Uganda to strengthen research capacity and research training that are also relevant to poverty reduction and sustainable development. Starting with Makerere University (Mak) in 2000, the program has grown to encompass a network involving five universities in Uganda and 17 universities/institutions […]

National Information Technology Survey Final Report

The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), with funding from the government of Uganda, conducted the National Information Technology (IT) Survey 2022 to provide data and information that informs and supports the monitoring of national development policies and international frameworks related to information technology (IT). This third edition of the National IT Survey provides information on […]

Uganda National Broadband Baseline Survey and Infrastructure Blueprint

The main objective of this study was to establish a national broadband baseline and subsequently develop a 10-year National Broadband Infrastructure Blueprint (2022/23 – 2032/33). This study, commissioned by the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance (MoICT&NG), was funded through the World Bank’s Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (RCIP). Under the third National Development Plan (2020/21–2024/25) […]