Using Technology against Gender-based Violence: Part 1 #16DaysofActivism

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, I participated in a #tweetchat on Empowering Women in Uganda. Each year, from November 25th (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10th (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign serves as a time [...]

By |2015-12-10T21:11:13+03:00November 30th, 2015|IVR|0 Comments

Is it time for M4D to get over the SMS hype?

No. Was that title a bit click-baity? Shame on me. At another interesting meeting, this time at The Bistro, over butternut squash/watermelon/avocado salad, our conversation fell upon the failure of SMS projects in the governance and accountability sector in Uganda. Later, I began to wonder if it is, in fact, time to quit the SMS [...]

By |2015-11-24T06:08:32+03:00November 25th, 2015|SMS|0 Comments

Stop! Don’t build that APP! 10 reasons your NGO does not need an app

The other day, over a delicious cappuccino at Javas, I got into a discussion with one of Uganda’s most famous innovators about the development of mobile apps in Uganda. As a developer, he had a lot of good points on why we should already be prepared with apps for when smartphone penetration rates rise.  We [...]

By |2015-11-18T15:00:20+03:00November 17th, 2015|Mobile Apps, rant|7 Comments