Category Archives: News

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...

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...

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

esociety resource centre1 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...

Building Africa’s Capacity on Internet Governance

Participants listening to a speaker at the African School of Internet Governance By Juliet N. Nanfuka The growth of the internet has seen numerous efforts to ensure its equitable and sustainable use. A key outcome is  the...

Documenting the Impact of Aid Cuts on the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP)

The Kaladima Guru- Guru is one  of a  few main roads in the area. The broken culvert has rendered the road impassible 
for vehicles. By Lillian Nalwoga Between March and July 2014, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Northern...

Uganda Gov’t Officials Trained in Using Right to Information Portal

AYG Blog By Ashnah Kalemera On November 7, officials from 40 Uganda Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) were trained in promoting citizens’ right to information, including...