What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to economic opportunity.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
We have just started the pilot project and therefore have not yet measured the impacts.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Through our project,over 90 community libraries in Uganda will be powered with computers and internet access to serve local information needs.
More so through linkages with service providers,over 100 farmers groups will be able to move from subsistence farming to commercial farming.
At the moment,there's no public agricultural database in Uganda and through our project we will be able to avail the public with a fully built agricultural database.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
1)The community libraries we work with are scattered all over the country and it foresaw hardships in monitoring and managing the project so we embarked on training librarians and information officers that will be equipped with the skills to manage the project.
3)The current erratic power supply in the country.for which power is a critical input since we need to power the computers and internet routers.We have put a budget together to have Solar Systems installed in each of the libraries we are working with.
4)Language diversity in the country is likely to have a negative impact on the project.We have therefore resorted to translating the content into local languages for easy acess.
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