DOT Uganda does not work in isolation but delivers its programs in partnership with a network of government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local community based organizations (CBOs), institutions of higher learning, and corporations.
This is because we believe in local ownership and service delivery with associates that share our vision. These partnerships help us in transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women, girls, boys and men; who in turn help us to transform the lives of thousands more.
Although we have only highlighted a selection of some of our partners here, we consider all of our partners to be vital to our work.
The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U): Established by an Act of Parliament (National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act of 2009), NITA-U is one of the government organizations that we are partnering with. Her statutory mandate is to coordinate, promote and monitor Information Technology (IT) developments in Uganda within the context of National Social and Economic development. NITA-U envisions a globally competitive Uganda through the use of information technology. Her mission is "to transform Uganda into a knowledge-based society by leveraging IT as a strategic resource to enhance government services, enrich business and empower citizens."
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology: Established in June 2006 with the mandate of providing strategic and technical leadership, and overall coordination, support and advocacy on all matters of policy, laws, regulations and strategy for the ICT sector, the Ministry of ICT is another state owned institution that we are partnering with in our interventions. It is also charged with the responsibility of ensuring sustainable, efficient and effective development, and harnessing and utilization of ICT in all spheres of life to enable the country achieve its national development goals.
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a national NGO that promotes and supports the use of ICTs by women and women organizations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development
The Council for Economic Empowerment for Women of Africa (CEEWA)-Uganda chapter; whose aim is to promote the economic empowerment of women in the development process through advocacy, training, research and documentation and information dissemination is another NGO that we partner with.
Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD), a registered indigenous/local Non Governmental Organization responds to the causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS and poverty. Inspired by God's love for humanity, KIFAD stands out to challenge and respond to causes and consequences of disease, poverty and ignorance with a commitment to mobilize communities to solve their own problems and live with dignity.
Uganda National Association of the Blind (UNAB): Established in 1970 as one of the first Disabled Persons' Organizations (DPOs) in Uganda, UNAB is a member organization of and for blind and partially sighted persons. The organization also runs a Hi-Tech Training Centre in Kampala and the Nabumali Training Centre in the Eastern part of Uganda. It envisions a society where blind and partially sighted persons enjoy equal rights, social inclusion and full participation in development.
Mothers' Union Mukono is a Christian charity that supports families and communities within Mukono District. Its members are not only mothers or even all women as there are many parents, men, widows, singles and grandparents involved in her work. The organization's main aim is to support marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity.
Maendeleo Foundation: "Maendeleo" means "progress" in the Swahili language. This Foundation is therefore committed to helping build a productive computer services industry in East Africa, connecting people and information using the latest Internet technologies, thereby increasing personal incomes and boosting the local economy. In doing so, part of their aim is to set an example for other NGOs, businesses and government organizations to join in and help grow the ICT industry. The organization seeks to complement the existing education system by making computers available to people of all ages, providing customized training, and encouraging and supporting the formation of Information Communication Technology businesses.
Located in Mpigi District, Buwana Telecentre, like any other, provides community members in and around Buwana Trading Centre with internet and computer assess, and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others while they develop essential digital skills.
Nkozi Agribusiness Training Association (NABTA Nkozi) is a farmers' association supported by Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi. The organization represents, and supports farmers' interests.
Kampabits, another one of our Host Partner organizations, is a youth based organization that uses ICT multimedia creatively to improve the lives of less privileged youth in Uganda. These young people are mostly from the informal sector, and are usually faced with many socio-economic challenges that hinder them from progressing in life and making meaningful contribution to their societies.
Institutions of Higher Learning
Makerere University (MAK): Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, MAK is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. Of special interest to DOT is the University's School of Computing and Information Technology.
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU): Established in October 1993, UMU is one of the best private universities in Uganda. The university has over 10 campuses country wide, and is committed to the development of each individual through education at all levels, stressing in particular the creation of an environment where intellectual and moral values are prioritized.
Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT) is a Public Tertiary Institution. The institute was established to train and develop human resource needed for the effective and sustainable operation and management of Uganda's ICT sector. It is owned and managed by Uganda Communications Commission. UICT strives towards being "a leading center of excellence supporting ICT enabled human resource development in Uganda and beyond." The institution's mission is "to provide quality market driven and sustainable training, research and consultancy services that support the ICT sector."