The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is committed to increasing access to and use of digital services in the North and West Nile regions of Uganda. The organization announced on March 19, 2020 the signing, for this purpose, of partnerships with digital service providers. It will help them develop digital solutions and make them available to communities that do not have access to digital services due to their isolation or their limited income and capacities.
“In line with our strategy of” Leaving no one behind in the digital age “, partnerships aim to break down the barriers that limit the reach of digital services in rural communities. Our goal is to enable at least one million people in rural Uganda to use digital services that will enable them to lead productive and healthy lives while contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, “ said Jenifer Bukokhe Wakhugu, Deputy Head of the UNCDF Office in Uganda.
The “Leave no one behind in the digital age” program is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (AIDS). It aims to build an inclusive digital economy in Uganda by empowering rural communities to use digital services in their daily lives for impact on development in agriculture, health, education and finance.