Tag: Uganda

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“Looking forward” in North Uganda

War has a devastating effect on the lives of the children caught up in it. Education is one of the first things to suffer the disruption to daily life caused by conflict, while the effects of trauma can last for many years after the end of hostilities. The Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in Northern Uganda became particularly notorious worldwide for the abduction and abuse […]

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Makerere University Innovation Centre: building ideas

The new and old buildings of Uganda’s oldest university, Makerere University, occupy an entire hill. In 2011 Makerere University became the first university in sub-Saharan Africa to have a Microsoft Innovation Center. The construction of the centre was as a result of a partnership between The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Microsoft to establish innovation hubs across Africa. Makerere University, a public […]


Ugandan drone causes buzz

This week in the Uganda News Review: the school in Malaba and the woman who built it up from scratch, the latest feat in Ugandan engineering, and the scheme to send 1,000 more students to University this year. Read on… Uganda News in Brief: floating island blocks Luzira port (Monitor) ++++  Infighting damages Museveni presidential campaign (Observer) ++++ National census to create 1000 jobs […]

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Learn with Grandma

At the 2011 eLearning Africa Conference in Tanzania, a Welsh grandmother and a Cameroonian Chief realised that they had the same fear – in the digital age, the past was being left behind.   by Jonathan Adebayo Gaston Donnat Bappa, from the Babimbi region of Cameroon, was concerned that “we are losing traditional skills in Africa at an alarming rate”. Valerie Wood Gaiger had come […]


Uganda: home of health innovations

Bonita Nanziri is a student at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest University. A friend of hers, Jonathan, was in his final year of medical school when he passed on due to sickle cell anaemia.  Together with three friends, she formed AfriGal Tech to work on technologies to fight this hereditary disease. by Mark Keith Muhumuza “Jonathan had always wanted to find a solution […]

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Mathematics teacher turns Gayaza hearts (repost)

 Ronald Ddungu, Deputy Head of Gayaza High School, Kampala, has been an eLearning aficionado ever since eLearning Africa 2008 in Kenya. At this year’s Conference he will be one of the leaders of a workshop entitled “Teachers in the 21st Century: opportunities provided by e- and mLearning“. This is his story. by Racheal Ninsiima  This article was originally published in the Observer In 2008, […]

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Uganda country profile

Home to the largest lake in Africa – Lake Victoria, source of the River Nile – Uganda is located in East Africa, with Kenya lying to the east, South Sudan to the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west and Rwanda and Tanzania to the south.   With a population of 35.4 million people [mid 2013 estimates], Uganda is becoming ever more densely […]


Dr Eric Hamilton – the “sublime, engrossing” experience of video

Dr Eric Hamilton is a Professor of Education with Joint Appointment in Mathematics at Pepperdine University, California. His education research has taken him across the globe: he is currently co-ordinating a Science Across Virtual Institutes project (SAVI), linking sixteen research groups in the USA and Finland. The SAVI is particularly interested in learner engagement and has formed links with Africa – a Kenyan “ICT […]

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Capturing the Continent’s creativity

Can ICT in Africa enrich and support traditional lifestyles and cultures? It certainly seems so, at least according to the entries already submitted to the 2013 eLearning Africa Photo Competition. Its theme, “Tradition and ICT Innovation: a couple with potential”, has drawn some inspiring work from budding photographers across the Continent, and will surely continue to attract more attention both in Africa and worldwide […]