Uganda’s social security fund was the big winner at last friday’s annual communication’s innovation awards, which also presented a funny scenario where the Airtel CEO was called upon to give an award where MTN was one of the Nominees, the award however went to an organisation called ICT for education,the awards also saw Jinja college Students win an award for an innovation that is already in use somewhere else.
below is the list of winners
National Social Security Fund
Through their go smart project, national social Security Fund (NSSF) has been recognised as one of the country’s innovators in technology through their application. With the introduction of e-statements, Sms services, the mobile application and a revamped use of their social media, website and a host of other internal communications solutions, there has been a more tangible solution to their increasing subscribers’ base.
The communications for development Foundation of Uganda (CDFU) is a non-Government organization that adopts strategic communication skills to improve on the well being of people in Uganda and East Africa.
Through their “The Uganda Portal “ project, CDFU has managed to send information on Health, education, livelihoods, and cultures among other important contents to individuals in selected languages and they are collaborating with content developers to extend information to Ugandans. This has given them a better position with Uganda’s top ICT innovators.
Through their innovative applications, Grameen Foundation created a platform that helps to empower smallholder farmers to improve on their livelihoods by providing them with access to critical agricultural information. This kind of knowledge helps them improve on the private performance.
Developed by students at Jinja College, there has been technology that involves school grading system that generates computerized report cards using Microsoft programs, the students developed a system where grades are collated and computed to produce report cards hence saving the staff time and resources in the preparation of reports an activity that must be taken periodically.
The innovation focuses on creating digital learning and teaching content for use by primary school teachers. For a while, most primary teachers have been left out on issues to do with transformation of technology practices. Others are the pearl Guide Uganda Limited and E- learner Uganda.