ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT - ICT4D

ICT 4 DEVELOPMENT

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In line with global commitments to improve digital inclusion and to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the Government of Uganda digital vision for Uganda aims at building digitally - enabled society that is"...secure, sustainable, innovative, transformative so as to create a positive social and economic impact through technology-based empowerment". Nonetheless, the vision is challenged by low levels of internet penetration in the country. According to the International Development Research Center (IDRC), in the report: 2019 After Access The State of ICT in Uganda, Uganda has one of the lowest (14%) internet penetration rates. The 2018 RIA After Access Survey confirms that the affordability of devices and services is the main constraint on uptake and use. Social Network taxes further compromise the situation, the digital gap, the internet use divisions between genders as well as urban and rural dwellers and the poor information infrastructure among others are barriers to ICT in Uganda
This sector offers internship opportunities that employ sustainable use of the available resources to promote Digital Literacy and ​the use of digital technology to increased information flows,​ productivity gains and opportunities for social upliftment. The focus is on the urban-rural and gender digital divide, the youth and people with disabilities (PWD).

Reason to participate in ICT4D Projects

Engaging in digital ICT4D projects will challenge you in finding ways of establishing mechanisms through which different development stakeholders can efficiently adopt or integrate aspects of digital ICT innovations in community based development project implementation in a bid of alleviating poverty in rural communities. Through conducting research studies, you will generate new knowledge about  the existing digital development ICT gaps for appropriate integration of new ICT innovation. The objective is for you to plan and design suitable and relevant tech systems and mobile applications which compliment different development actions by development agencies in community development. The mission is to maximize positive impact in the communities they serve.

Volunteer & Internship opportunities in ICT4D

Community based projects in ICT

Community based Research projects in ICT

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Your experience of community transformation starts here. FSD community development internship aims at reaching out to grassroots communities and provide support in enabling people build their capacities to leverage ICT to improve their livelihoods To apply click the link below

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