The article by Emily Comfort Maractho looks at how women’s visibility and voice remain limited in public affairs programming in Uganda. The article examines how mass media reproduce cultural narratives that affect women in Uganda. It is part of a larger study on representation, interaction and engagement of women and broadcast media in Uganda. Ugandan women have made tremendous strides in public life, and hold strategic positions in politics and policy-making. This increased participation in public life is attributed to Uganda’s focused pro-women constitution and affirmative action policy. In spite of this progress, women’s visibility and voice remain limited in public affairs programming in Uganda.
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SPIDER is an independent centre focusing on the digitalisation of international development. It brings together actors in development to promote human centered technology for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By combining practical work and applied research, SPIDER contributes to empirical knowledge on ICT for Development (ICT4D).
Since November 2017, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) with funding from Spider has been implementing an e-learning project that incorporates use of information and communication technology (ICT) into the teaching and learning of mathematics and basic health education in Nakivale refugee camp.
Both teachers and students perceived the platform to be useful in terms of improving performance by enabling access to learning materials they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, especially multimedia tutorials in video and audio formats.
Currently the e-learning platform is in use after introductory teacher trainings. The challenges that remain untackled include the lack of pedagogy skills for teachers, limited access to internet, modern library and sufficient computer resources, the overwhelming number of learners in classrooms, and students’ negative attitudes about mathematics and science. The project support and efforts towards overcoming the highlighted challenges is ongoing. An evaluation study will present the findings of the project interventions.
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This practical How-To Guide contains three separate sections.
- Section One: The Power of Participatory Mapping explains how these methods are in fact a means of mainstreaming protection into operations.
- Section Two: Refugee Contexts reviews all of the different factors an organization should consider before engaging in a project.
- Finally, Section Three: Tools and Processes is the true heart of the toolkit – it is a series of powerful tools and processes that span the lifecycle of mapping, from remote to field mapping, quality assurance to map creation. It has everything you need to begin, and links out to more in depth resources such as our growing Github toolbox.
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With the ability to reach many farmers with timely and accessible content, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for agriculture (ICT4Ag) has the potential to transform farming and food production, worldwide. ICT4Ag supports new methods in the monitoring and management of soils, plants and livestock (precision agriculture), access to online markets, and improved communication between value chain stakeholders, among others. The services provided are vital in connecting farmers with the information they need to improve their agricultural productivity and reduce poverty. Through case studies and examples of ICT4Ag initiatives from across Asia, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, the first chapter looks at how ICT4Ag actually works to drive economic development across developing economies.
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