Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) Update Newsletter | May 2015


WOUGNET Update Newsletter
May 2015

Dear Readers,

WOUGNET is pleased to share with you her May e-Newsletter. In this Newsletter, we announce our new partnership with the World Wide Web Foundation. “Women’s Rights Online” is a global research and advocacy initiative on women’s empowerment and the web, sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). In addition we will also be conducting a national assessment of Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society (GEKS) 2015.


In addition, the e-Newsletter features interesting opportunities for instance Web 2.0 training.  If you are interested in participating in our web2.0 and social media trainings, contact us at:

Enjoy the read,

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Women’s Rights Online
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the World Wide Web Foundation. “Women’s Rights Online” is a global research and advocacy initiative on women’s empowerment and the web, sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Read more...

Changing girls mindset on Technology
Naturally girls are believed to be the weaker sex according to culture and due to family structure impose which instils in them low self-confidence, for example, from childhood girls are given dolls to play with and all they can do is comb it’s hair while as the boys are given play stations, toy cars which they can dismantle and assemble. With this, the girl child grows up with the mindset that tough things are meant to be handled by boys. Read more...

UNICEF U-report and Barefoot Lawyers introduce FREE SMS legal Advise
UNICEF U-report and Barefoot Lawyers are pleased to announce a unique collaboration. Barefoot Lawyers has agreed to reply to legal concerns from over 288,000 U-reporters from all across Uganda. If a U-reporter sends a SMS with a question on legal issues to 8500 (free across all networks in Uganda) the SMS is immediately forwarded to a certified and highly qualified lawyer. The lawyer makes an assessment of the issue and can reply directly to the U-reporter with an appropriate response or ask them to provide more information where necessary. Read more...

National Gender Forum on Natural Resource Governance and situation of women
Uganda Women’s Network organized a half day National gender forum under the theme, “Natural Resource Governance and situation of women: Looking into the post 2015 development frameworks”. Mr. Godber Tumushabe, Prof. Maggie Kigozi, Molly from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and Ms. Angella Nakafeero were the panellists. Read more...



WOUGNET: Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, 23 – 25 June 2015
We will be conducting a web 2.0 and Social Media training opportunity scheduled to take place in Kampala, Kamwokya – on the 23 – 25 June 2015. We will introduce participants to selected web 2.0 applications including social media and will learn how to use them hands-on. Read more...

ICT4D Conference, Singapore 15-18 May 2015
The Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015) will be hosted at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, May 15 – 18 2015. Read more...
10th eLearning Africa Conference
eLearning Africa is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. As the largest annual conference of its kind, the three-day event is a must for those wanting to develop multinational and cross-industry partnerships and contacts whilst enhancing their knowledge, expertise and abilities. Read more...

13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries


Jobs, Awards and Other Opportunities

Call for applications for the third African School on Internet Governance
Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? Even in Africa, where connectivity is still not nearly sufficient, the internet touches on multiple aspects of daily life: personal, business and government communications all make use of the internet in one way or another. Read more...

Wanted: Young entrepreneur to address UN General Assembly session on climate change
Are you or do you know a young person from a developing country with an inspiring story about climate action? If so, the United Nations wants to hear from you. 

CfP: ITU Kaleidoscope 2015 – Trust in the Information Society
Kaleidoscope 2015: Trust in the Information Society is the seventh in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU to bring together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions. The aim of the Kaleidoscope conferences is to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to aid the healthy development of the Information Society. Read more...

Collaborative Research 2015: Call for proposals
The Uganda Communications Act, 2013 under section 5(1)(c) requires Uganda Communications Commission to allocate, license, standardize and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum resources in a manner that ensures widest variety of programming and optimal utilization of spectrum resources. Read more...


Tech Support

April 2015: Phone storage running low
Have you ever used your phone and all of a sudden you get a notification that your phone storage is running low? Read more...


Gender and ICT Policy


WOUGNET to conduct the national assessments of Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society (GEKS) 2015

WOUGNET will conduct the national assessment of GEKS 2015 with the aim of collecting data on and developing analysis of factors that affect the STI participation of women and girls that can lead to cross-country and global comparisons. Read more...



WOUGNET attends the National Conference on Land Tenure, Property Rights and Food Security in Uganda
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) had the privilege to be part of Uganda Episcopal conference held on 9th /04/2015 at Pop Paul VI Memorial hotel Rubaga, the national conference was organised by Jesuit Center Hakimani Center in collaboration with National Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Uganda to discuss and distill the findings of the study for possible policy formulation and necessary interventions on emerging issues on land tenure, property rights, Read more...

WOUGNET attends the networking reception on innovations against poverty at the Swedish Residence, Kololo
Support to innovation is an important way of achieving results in the Swedish Development Cooperation with Uganda. On 23rd April, WOUGNET attended a reception at the Swedish residence which was aimed at networking and discussing innovations against poverty. Read more...

Empowering women through the web
With support from the World Wide Web Foundation, WOUGNET carried out a 2-day pilot test on 16th-17th of March 2015 in Kamwokya. The aim was to find out the level of access and usage of technology in empowering women. Random sampling was used to get (19 females and 6 males) 25 respondents from one of the slum areas within a Kampala suburb of Kamwokya. Read more...

The second Communications Consumer Parliament held at Imperial Royal Hotel
The 2nd Communications Consumer Parliament was organized by the Uganda Communications Commission; the consumer parliament was intended to bring together a spectrum of consumers face to face with telecom operators, in the presence of the regulator to present their grievances in a candid but straight forward manner. Read more...


Additional stories can be got from our Youth ICT4D wing on Paper.Li HERE
Recent news from WOUGNET @FACEBOOK @
A sample of posts on Facebook 


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Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organization initiated in May 2000  by several women's organizations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication  technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively.

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