We have previously worked with Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) on a service delivery project that you can read more about here. We are delighted to announce a second grant to them of £19,673. This funding will go towards training the duty bearers/leaders in the use of mobile applications, use of internet, Ushahidi and using social […]
Today, Damian Radcliffe published an article in Nuviun based on an interview with me on our work in the field of mHealth and eHealth. You can read the article here. It gives an overview of some of the projects we support and reminds us to be realistic when planning interventions.
The following was prepared by Apio Lillian Mercy, WOUGNET’s Information Officer. Although large parts of Uganda have witnessed a long dry spell in recent months, some of the country’s roads have recently been flooded, including in Oyam district where Indigo grantee, WOUGNET, have been busy training local Voluntary Social Accountability Committees (VSAC).
The following article has been provided by Mercy Apio Ogema at Indigo grantee WOUGNET Access to health care in many public hospitals is still wanting, especially in rural parts of Uganda. Many health centres are understaffed, have inadequate drug stocks, limited facilities and medical supplies and hidden costs. These are all barriers that hinder people […]
In August 2012, we awarded Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) a grant to undertake work with voluntary social accountability committees (VSACs) to monitor service delivery in a number of communities. The following post from WOUGNET’s Information Officer, Lillian Mercy Apio, reflects on some of the successes and challenges that the project team have encountered.
The following story was kindly provided to us by Victoria Mbigidde and Brenda Otika at WOUGNET. Nowadays, the need for social accountability and gaining citizen contribution in promoting good governance cannot go without being noticed. This is why WOUGNET, with support from the Indigo Trust, initiated the project “Strengthening citizen’s capacity to monitor and report […]
Corruption is a very serious issue in most African countries and it has negatively impacted on service delivery. Corruption leads to misallocation of scarce resources where public priorities are distorted to facilitate lifestyles of public officials instead of focusing on the ordinary citizens.
For many years, northern Uganda was at the heart of a brutal conflict that displaced many thousands of people. As security has been restored, so issues of service delivery, accountability and corruption are becoming increasingly important. We have already awarded a grant to CIPESA to allow them to use Ushahidi to monitor the state of […]