Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2017

Innovation Africa Digital Summit 25 – 27 April 2017, Kampala

The IAD summit will be attended by a unique blend of around 300 high level decision makers from across Africa, including those people responsible for the development and implementation of Smart public sector projects e.g Smart Cities, Smart Government, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education. These CIOs, Project leaders, State Governors, City Mayors etc. will be joined by Policy Makers and Regulators from across Africa who are responsible for creating the facilitating environment. Communication Service Providers, Financial Institutions, UN Agencies and NGOs who are looking to Smarter Thinking as a way of improving services, profitability and efficiency will represent Civil Society and the Private Sectors and we are also inviting the best in class, global Consultants, Vendors, Solution Providers and Investors who will represent an effective solutions community who can facilitate Smart transformations.


Land Conflict Mapping Tool

The Land Conflict Mapping Tool (LCMT) is a project undertaken by Human Rights Focus, an NGO based in Gulu, northern Uganda with funding and support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Programme in Acholiland, and in particular the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, The United Nations Development Programme and the World Food Programme.

Through developing a tool to monitor and map land disputes throughout Acholi, the purpose of this project is to obtain and analyse data that enhance understanding of land disputes, and through this to inform policy, advocacy, and other relevant interventions on land rights, security, and access in the sub-region.



Kitgum District

10 subcounties, 55 parishes and 442 villages.

Parish level questionnaires – 44
Village level questionnaires – 673
Land conflict records – 204

Subcounties in Kitgum District

Kitgum Matidi  Kitgum Tc  Labongo Akwang  Labongo Amida  Labongo Layamo  Lagoro  Mucwini  Namokora  Omiya Anyima  Orom

HURIFO Land Conflict Mapping Tool – About Us.

Uganda adopts GIS-based addressing system

Digital mapping services and solutions provider, mapIT has announced the launch of the National Postcode & Addressing System, the Entebbe Pilot Project for Uganda. Joining hands with SatNav East Africa in May 2012, Uganda’s pioneer in GPS technology, the company has been working on the pilot project of the Entebbe SatCodes solution.

The project involved the digitalisation of Entebbe Maps for the implementation of the national postcode and addressing system.  This includes the GIS solution with five layers; the implementation of a National Property Identifier using SatCodes to provide address codes for “turn-by-turn” navigation; the placement of address placards on all houses in Entebbe as well as a marketing campaign to demonstrate and educate service providers on the benefits.

The National Postcode & Addressing System provides detailed and dynamic addressing information to support the operations of a wide range of users such as Posta Uganda, Entebbe Municipal Council, utility companies and other related service providers.

Geospatial World, 21 January 2013

Uganda adopts GIS-based addressing system.

Modernisation of land administration services in Uganda

The Land Information System will replace the current manual system of land allocation, deed plan preparation and land registration. The LIS will:

  • Provide a set of technical processes and procedures for the registration of rights and interests in real estate units in Uganda by supporting the MLHUD business workflows in its main fields of intervention (First Registration – Freehold/Leasehold, survey preparation, leasehold to Freehold Conversion, extension of Lease/Sublease, subsequent registration, request for copy of Deed Plan, certificate of customary ownership or certificate of occupancy…)
  • Simplify and automate the procedures for land and real estate transactions
  • Be the sole electronic source of land and real estate for mailo, freehold, leasehold and customary rights and interests held under a unified registry for the 6 pilot districts until early 2013 and thereafter for the whole country
  • Provide specific system administration tools to manage users, perform workflow management, security audits, system configuration and the configuration of charts of accounts and fee schedules
  • Support the generation of ground rent demands;
  • Support parcel creation from JRJs using standard cadastral editing tools and the ability to generate deed plans according to predefined template
  • Generate reports on staff productivity, registry content, and financial information on revenue for services provided by the DLOs
  • Generate standardized query and notification letters as well as other reports
  • Provide a public access module that allows general enquiries by the public within the DLO customer service areas
  • Support decentralized business workflows in the 6 pilot DLOs
  • Support the functions of a national land administration body called the National Land Information Centre.

What is the Land Information System?.

School Guide Uganda

School Guide Uganda provides information about all Schools and Education in Uganda. Parents and Students can easily find the type of school they want here, in any location in Uganda.

The schools directory includes all Government Schools,Private Schools, Religious Affiliated Schools,Special Needs Schools, International Schools,Vocational Training Schools,colleges and Universities in Uganda.

Basic listing includes school description, contact and address details, Email and Web Address Links, School logo and One Image.

Featured School Listings includes Complete School Profile, Email & Web Address Links, Direct Contact Form , Facebook and Twitter Links, 12 images a Live Google School map for Direction and any other information about the school Designed in the orignal School colours.

Grameen puts mobile technology to the test

In early 2009 the Grameen Foundation went to Uganda with the idea of creating a fluid and effective two way communication channel between rural farmers and the world of agricultural experts, development agencies, traders and commercial players. Through this loop, rural small holder farmers would be given livelihood saving agricultural information generated by the experts and the big players would keep informed on conditions on the farm from adoption of best practices to available produce for sale. Grameen has now published its Community Knowledge Worker pilot report to share some of the lessons learned on what it takes to sustainably build and expand such a network of information intermediaries.

New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile communications to improve public health.

Laboratories are currently the weakest link in the region’s public health defenses, seriously hindering each country’s ability to confirm and respond in a coordinated manner to disease outbreaks. By bolstering diagnostic and surveillance capacities, the new multi-country laboratory network will help to identify potentially devastating disease outbreaks at an early stage, enabling countries to act quickly to prevent the rapid spread of diseases across borders. Communicating outbreak-related information across national borders in real time is more important than ever before, as labor mobility is likely to increase shortly with the establishment of the East African Community common market and with growing global travel.

The network will also support the roll-out of new technology for drug resistance monitoring and more efficient tuberculosis diagnosis, most notably for people living with HIV/AIDS. Greater access to diagnostic services is expected to significantly contribute to improved health outcomes, and ultimately to attaining the Millennium Development Goals.

via World Bank Press Release, 25 May 2010

Kampala launches new local tax system

Kampala City Council has introduced a new computerised tax system that will monitor and identify new tax opportunities in the city. The global tax information system will require all the five city Divisions to register their businesses at the district so as to determine the number of taxable businesses, identify new revenue opportunities and identify tax defaulters. The innovation, according to the KCC Principal Finance Officer, Mr Patrick Kazoora, will fetch at least Shs71 billion ($35m) from the local revenue base, indicating an increment of Shs40 billion ($20m). In the 2008/9 financial year, KCC failed to hit the anticipated revenue projection registering a deficit of about Shs9 billion ($4.5m) due to alleged political interference.

Kampala Town Clerk, Ruth Kijjambu said KCC was lacking a reliable data base to closely monitor divisions’ revenue performance. “We expect to implement this system in the next financial year after acquiring new computer soft-ware. We shall also conduct a tax education workshop for the business community,” Ms Kijjambu said.

via Robert Mwanje at, 17 Feb 2010

Ugandan exam results delivered by SMS

Yesterday results of some 513, 219 pupils who sat their Primary Leaving Examinations in 2009 were made known to the public. Over 10% were delivered, for the first time, by SMS.

In December last year, the Uganda National Examinations Board announced that it had contracted a local company, SMS Media Uganda Ltd to distribute results for PLE, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UCE), otherwise called O-level, and its successor Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or A-level. Yesterday was a pioneering, and according to officials, a successful test run.

Not only has the system been delivered by a local company, but the software it employs – Zorilla – has been developed by local developers  Digital Solutions Ltd.

The traditional system is that once examination results are announced, head teachers of up country schools or their emissaries would request for cash for transport, lodging and allowances and pick a bus ride to the city to collect the results. The new system allows registered users to send a text to the central hub which replies with all results held for that user.

via Tabu Butagira, Flavia Nalubega & Mark Kirumira of The Monitor on, 20 Jan 2010

Tabu Butagira, Flavia Nalubega & Mark Kirumira