WINNER OF UNITED NATIONS
WSIS -WORLD PRIZE 2019
CATEGORY : 15
ICT For All
I.C.T For Girls & Women
ICT For Refugees
ICT For the Disabled
ICT For the Deaf Children
Digital Jobs For Youth
Chief Programs & Operations
Ms. Gloria Nandutu is the Director of Programs & Operations at Uganda Computer Aid . She is a graduate of Business Computing. She over sees UCAid's Programs and Projects .She also fosters the Digital Gender Equality projects.
Mr.Spencer French is the Honorary Patron
of Uganda Computer Aid Since 2019 .
He has done a lot in supporting this Charity cause of empowering refugees,Marginalized Youth and girls with I.C.T Skills in Uganda, East Africa
Cheif Executive Officer
Benson Musabe is the CEO of Uganda Computer Aid. His amazing commitment and courage ,might work has pushed the mission and vision of Uganda Computer Aid to move forward.
1. I.C.T F or Girls & Women
2. I.C.T For the Disabled
3. I.C.T For the Refugees
ICT For development in Uganda
information and communication technologies (ICT) toward social, economic, and political development, with a particular emphasis on helping poor and marginalized people and communities. It aims to help in international development by bridging the digital divide and providing equitable access to technologies. ICT4D is grounded in the notions of "development", "growth", "progress" and "globalization" and is often interpreted as the use of technology to deliver a greater good. Another similar term used in the literature is "digital development". ICT4D draws on theories and frameworks from many disciplines, including sociology, economics, development studies, library, information science, and communication studies.
ICT CAN POSTIVELY AFFECT THE TRANSFORMATION OF GLOBAL COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD
ICT development includes many types of infrastructure and services, ranging from telecommunications, such as voice, data, and media services, to specific applications, such as banking, education, or health, to the implementation of electronic government (e-government). Each of these types has its own trends that vary across countries and regions.
One of the most positive trends has been observed in voice communications. Thus, the proportion of mobile phone subscriptions in developing countries increased from about 30 percent of the world total in 2000 to more than 50 percent in 2004 and to almost 70 percent in 2007. In India, the total number of mobile phone subscriptions reached 851.70 million in June 2011, among which 289.57 million came from rural areas, with a higher percentage of increase than that in urban areas. Only about 35 percent of the population in developing countries has access to the Internet (versus about 80 percent in advanced economies).[17
Access to ICTs in the developing world has been framed through the concepts of digital divide and use / non-use. Market liberalization and competition as well as various regulatory and technical solutions are believed to be useful in closing the digital divide and ensuring the universal access to ICTs. The general perception is that people who have access to ICT will benefit from it, and those who don't would not. Benefits include boundless information sharing, connectivity, participation in the global economy. The use of mobile phones as part of ICT4D initiatives shows some positive effects in improving access to information and services. For example, the arrival of mobiles brought reduction in the variability of price and the amount of waste in the fishing system along the Kerala coast, India. A study in Kenya identified innovation in mobile technologies for development, in particular the success of M-PESA mobile banking through the partnerships between private and public sectors. Another analysis of mobile phone use in developing countries shows that the use of mobile phones improves access to information, helps to address market inefficiencies, and can be used in disaster relief.
In contrast, studies from rural regions in Ethiopia, India, and Indonesia suggest that farmers use mobile phones to connect to those who are already in their social network, which limits the usability of mobile phones for wider information sharing and change in practices.
Furthermore, it has been suggested that those who don't have access to technology run the risk of being marginalized and bypassed.