Forum on Social and Civic Tech in Uganda -Role of Civic Tech
Starts: Tuesday, 4 July, 2017 05:30am
Ends: Tuesday, 4 July, 2017 01:00pm
A number of technology tools exist to support civil society organisations in Uganda perform their work. These are commonly known as social and civic tech tools. These range from tools to support CSOs in data collection, tracking of public expenditure, citizen journalism, environmental monitoring to mention but a few. A number of these digital technologies have not been fully embraced by civil society organisations in Uganda, their target groups and Government. This can be attributed to the lack of awareness among civil society actors on the tools, less demand vs supply due to limited involvement by target audiences in the development of the tools among other issues.
The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with Outbox seeks to host a series of events to showcase the social and civic tech tools within the local Ugandan ecosystem, towards creating awareness among civil society actors and push for the adoption of civic technologies.
The first event in Uganda will be held at Outbox on Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm under the theme; “Role of Civic Tech in Accountability,” and will target Civil society organisations (CSOs), journalists, software developers, donors in the transparency and accountability space, and Government.
Under the ICT4Democracy in East Africa initiative, the events across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of civic and social tech and promoting opportunities for collaboration between transparency, accountability and human rights actors, and technologists.
The forum will be hosted from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, with presentations from different stakeholders showcasing the different tools which are being used or have been developed.
Each team will have 10 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer questions from the audience about the tools.
We shall also have speakers presenting on the theme “Role of Civic Tech in Accountability,” while exploring different avenues for sustainability and partnerships.