Civic Technology in Uganda; A Networking Workshop on Data & Design
Are you a techie that’s looking to harness technology and design for the public good? Are you part of a government department or civil society organization interested in how data can improve public service delivery? Want to know what “service design” is all about? Then, this is the Civic Technology in Uganda organized by Pollicy is the perfect event for you!
Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation. They believe data and the ability to act upon data are critical to the development of any country. Any planning, allocation, and implementation requires data to effectively run/iterate programs, draw investments and adequately measure progress towards socio-economic goals.
Pollicy and the Collaboration in International ICT Policy for Eastern and Southern Africa (CIPESA) are once again excited to bring you the latest in civic technology in Uganda, but this time, with a focus on data and design. As issues of data ownership, digital security, censorship become more pertinent in our society, so does the need to appropriately harness the benefits of big data. Through a series of interesting panel discussions, lightening talks and a hands-on design training, they will walk you through how data can be used to revolutionize how citizens and governments interact for mutual benefit.
Civic Technology in Uganda Agenda
- Panel Discussion: Who own’s Citizen’s Data? Ethics, Privacy and Digital Security for Civic Technology Organizations
- Lightening Talks: Harnessing Big Data to Improve Service Delivery
- Lunch and Networking
- Workshop: Introduction to Service Design
Service design is the activity of planning and organizing an organizations resources (people, props, and processes) in order to
- directly improve the citizen’s experience, and
- indirectly, the citizen’s experience.
For this session, Design without Borders will introduce participants to the concept of service design and how to incorporate elements of service design into their work.
Event Date and Location
Civic Technology in Uganda workshop will be at Design Hub Kampala located on 5th street industrial area, Kampala and will run from 9:30 to 5:00 pm (EAT) on December 5th, 2017.
Entrance is absolutely FREE to all.
How to Attend
Interested? Follow the link below to register for a spot at the Civic Technology in Uganda workshop.
For more information, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their blog at medium.com/pollicy