Makerere University acknowledges that funds received from SIDA under the bilateral Research Cooperation enable Ugandan public universities to conduct impactful research, research capacity strengthening, institutional advancement, generate knowledge and promote research uptake for regional development, which is partly supported as part of the EDCTP programme supported by the European Union.

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317-2014 Project title: Building Research Capacity in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) for Sustainable Socio-economic Growth in Uganda

Research Phase

Research Phase: 

Currently there is wide penetration and adoption of ICT in Uganda in various sectors including education and health. However, the shortage of skills in software engineering, digital innovation and entrepreneurship is hindering the potential of sustainable ICTs for social and economic development.

This proposal aims to contribute towards sustainable socio-economic growth through capacity building in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) research and management by developing core skills in IT management (with focus on digital innovation, enterprise architecture, and entrepreneurship) and software engineering (focusing on practices and processes and software quality).

As application areas we will specifically target healthcare and education.  The project will train ten (10) staff members to the level of PhD (7 Sandwich and 3 local). The PhD candidates will be academic staff from Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.