Uganda

Around the World, Activists Call for an End to Violence Against Women

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. But a global chorus of voices is calling for change.  Today is the start of an international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which mobilizes leaders, communities and individuals around the world to end the

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A new mobile app brings the digital revolution to adolescent maternal care in Uganda

From UNFPA For four months, Team GetIN worked late into the night, feverishly coding and brainstorming, dedicated to achieving two main objectives: One, develop a mobile app that could revolutionize maternal care for young mothers throughout Uganda – and eventually, they hoped, the world. And two, win First Prize in UNFPA’s Hack for Youth competition,

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Tech Meets Agriculture at #Hack4Ag in Uganda

From The World Bank Kampala, Uganda— Cellphone usage is expanding in Sub-Saharan Africa, and paving the way for information and communication technologies (ICT) to modernize and boost productivity in the region’s agricultural sector.   Apps like Kilimo Salama, which provides farmers with updated climate data, as well as Vet Africa, which helps diagnose livestock diseases, are

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UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency

Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’. Biogas - easily made© UN-Habitat/Gonzalez The training, running from 8 to 12 July 2013 was held by

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Youth call for more engagement in local government

The Commonwealth Local Government Young People's Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference  (CLGC) . The youth forum brought together young professionals, elected councillors and other key stakeholders working with local government across the Commonwealth to examine what

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