Category Archives: News

Access to Information in Tanzania: Laws, Policies and Practice

RTI in Tanzania By Lillian Nalwoga | Despite the absence of a Right to Information law in Tanzania, advancements in the adoption of Information and Communication technology (ICT)...

Here’s What CIPESA is Up To in 2015

Internet_Cafe ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network: With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), CIPESA is coordinating this project, which includes sub-granting to the...

Uganda Government Launches Open Data Readiness Assessment Study

Open_Data_stickers By Ashnah Kalemera The government of Uganda has officially launched an Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) study to review the country’s state of play of...

Advancing the Right to Information Amongst Ugandan Journalists

Media Training on AYG Uganda’s Access to Information Act (ATIA), 2005 is gaining traction as more journalists and citizens become aware of how they could utilise it to demand...

Promoting Community Dialogue on Service Delivery Failures in Northern Uganda

The PRDP coordinator for Gulu district Ocen Peter listens to the LC3 of Odek Sub County Adebe Workorach during a talk show on the PRDP. By Gladys Oroma | In 2014, the Collaboration on International Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Northern Uganda Media Centre...

Reflections on Uganda’s Draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2014

Data Towards the end of 2014, Uganda’s government through the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U), Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MoICT) and the Ministry of...

Understanding Information Flows in the Education Sector in Mayuge, Uganda

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...

In Search of Local Knowledge on ICTS in Africa

Carnegie-LIT-REVIEW-Cover By reviewing and comparing literature on the role of ICTs in statebuilding and peacebuilding in Africa, with a particular focus on neighboring Somalia, Kenya, and...

Citizens’ Use of ICTs in Social Accountability in Uganda’s Kasese District

15991447414_4c8f6c4f3c_z By Ashnah Kalemera The eSociety Resource Centre Kasese is a community centre hosted by the Kasese district local government in Western Uganda. It acts as...

Call for Partnerships: Technology/Innovation Institutions

OpenNetWordpress The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is seeking partnerships with local tech communities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi...