Posted by in Uncategorized on May 11, 2014

WOUGNET Bridging the Gender Gap in Uganda by Using ICT

Network member Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)’s contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) focuses on empowering rural and urban based women to access and utilize ICT. WOUGNET is currently running governance and accountability projects in northern and eastern Uganda. ICT tools combined with community radio, mobile phones, the Internet and the Ushahidi crowdsourcing platform are highlighting awareness of public service delivery in the five districts of Apac, Kole, Oyam, Amuru and Gulu in northern Uganda. Now the local population can demand improved public services, greater access and efficiency, transparency and accountability of government processes. This in turn encourages citizens to participate in their own governance. As a consequence, people are now more likely to file complaints with the responsible authorities. Read more here.