Our goal in Uganda is to contribute to the country’s development plans set forth by Uganda Vision 2040. By 2040, Uganda aspires to be a country with equal access to education, improved quality of education, and reduced unemployment and corruption. Digitalisation is seen as one of the main catalysts for this vision, and in search of solutions Uganda is looking to Estonia for guidance in building a successful e-government.
The vision document is accompanied by five-year plans, the third of which is currently being implemented. The priorities of the Third National Development Plan are improving the quality of education, strengthening the private sector, creating jobs, and developing infrastructure and the agricultural sector. Together with various international organizations, local civil society organizations, and the public sector, ESTDEV contributes to education, teacher training, and digital transformation. Since many digital solutions are already in use in the Ugandan education system, there is a need to support the process of data collection, management, and analysis to ensure evidence-based decision-making in this area. In addition, one of ESTDEV’s goals for the coming year, together with local partners, is to help improve the quality of the IT workforce, which in the long run will also help increase the development and usability of the country’s e-services.
From 2009–2021, we supported Uganda through a number of development cooperation and humanitarian aid projects amounting to nearly 2 million euros and 16 implemented projects. The five currently active projects focus mainly on the deployment of e-learning solutions and digital competencies, as well as on youth entrepreneurship.
|Project||Project dates||Project implementer|
|Mitigating the Effects of COVID-19 in Education: Enhancing Digital Competencies in East Africa||01.01.2021–31.12.2022||NGO Mondo|
|Providing eKool services in Uganda||01.06.2021–31.12.2022||eKool AS|
|Strengthening Ugandan education system and supporting youth employability through digital competencies trainings with focus on West Nile region||01.08.2021–31.01.2023||NGO Mondo|
|Improved Market Access, Value addition and Increased Employment of the Ugandan Youth in Agriculture||30.08.2021–28.02.2023||NGO Peipsi Koostöö Keskus|
|Increasing digital competency and competitiveness among Ugandan youth and women||01.09.2021–31.03.2023||Garage48 OÜ|