Here, we share with you in brief, the programmes that justify our existence.
Something as simple as sharing a simple image of your child on the internet can lead to them being used as a meme. If such a child starts attending school and someone somehow makes the connection between them and the meme, it can be a potential cause for them being bullied. Their lives would never be the same again.
“ICT is an Equalizer,” is a phrase that rolls off the lips of experts in this industry very often. At Digital Literacy Initiative, we understand that, possessing this knowledge alone will not yield to even playing fields for target communities, if no clear action is taken to ensure the digital divide is dealt away with.
Whether you call it Digital Security or Digital Self-defense, the term broadly refers to the precautionary measure taken to protect one’s online identity, assets and technology in a non line and mobile world. These can include anti-virus software, web services, biometrics and secure personal devices. These devices are important for improving the quality of your life
Code Girls Uganda Program, a brainchild of Digital Literacy Initiative (DLI) will connect girls and women to information, role models and mentors who can freely share their wealth of knowledge with up and coming coders.
Digitization, the process of changing from analog to digital form has been steadily progressing in Africa for a couple of years now owing partly to the increase in ownership and access to ICT tools like phones, computers and the Internet.
If the outbreak of Covid 19 taught us anything, it has to be the untapped potential of using Digital Media platforms, especially Social Media to spread information fast, and to a large population. Facts on the outbreak, concerns, preventive measures, what to do in case symptoms manifest and other vital information spread like wildfire even before the disease made its way to most of Africa and Uganda.
How can we address Digital Literacy and Digital inclusion without turning our focus to a key segment among the disadvantaged – Persons with Disability (PwD)? Society is already built for a disability-free populace and yet, even in such a setting the digital gap is glaring. At Digital Literacy Initiative, we believe that area-specific solutions for the physically impaired is a must.
At Digital Literacy Initiative, our success is very much hinged on working with all stakeholders, and enabling them to come together. Under this Internet Governance Programme, we will create a forum for discussing key issues.
This programme will analyze the specific needs of students in both the rural and urban areas and present them with solutions. What some may need is the initial access to a computer to overcome the fear and naivety when it comes to handling the gadget.
In Uganda, Africa and the world at large, the representation of Women in the Technology space leaves a lot to be desired. Such is the case for Women in Cyber-security. The erroneous perception is that Cyber Security, like most tech fields, is a man’s world, and yet this could not be farther from the truth.