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 […]

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 […]

Unlocking the Power of Connectivity: How Digital Transformation Can Benefit African Higher Education Institutions – A Feasibility Study

The African higher education sector has immense potential in training the skilled workforce and building the knowledge base required for the countries’ transition to digital economies. However, it faces significant challenges such as falling quality, the mismatch between education and employability, and a lack of access to affordable and functional high-speed internet connectivity. The World […]

Breaking the Final Connectivity Barriers for Higher Education Institutions in Africa: The Next Steps and A Call to Action

During the late 90s, a growing wave of action started among African universities and research institutions, focusing on the need for global connectivity to provide access to especially journal databases and other online resources. Alongside this was the general continental move towards liberalization of the telecommunications sector to introduce more competition and reach more people. […]

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 […]