Uchaguzi is a mobile and web based application that is designed to ease access to information on Uganda’s forthcoming general elections 2021. It is chiefly designed to educate voters and sensitize citizens on the electoral process.
This civic education platform is a project of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance under the Government Citizen’s Interaction Centre (GCIC), in collaboration with the Uganda Electoral Commission. This project is supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda & South Sudan.
Through access to information, Uchaguzi will bridge the citizen’s electoral knowledge gap, facilitate voter education and provide a platform to engage with key constituents of the electoral process.
Objectives of the project;
- To facilitate voter education and improve voter participation
- To debunk misinformation and fight fake news during the electoral cycle
- To bridge interaction between voters and the electoral commission on key issues like verification among others
About the Project Partners
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a German political foundation closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). With over 200 projects in more than 120 countries, the foundation engages in the promotion of the values of democracy, freedom and liberty, peace and justice, and solidarity, through civic education and political dialogue. In Uganda, the foundation has been active for several decades and established strong partnerships with government institutions, civil society and media organizations.
The Government Citizen’s Interaction Centre (GCIC), is a department under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance which facilitates online interaction between Ugandan citizens and the Government through various digital channels. As a primary contact to citizens, GCIC enhances the monitoring of service delivery by providing channels for feedback and suggestions to promote open governance. The data generated through these interactions is analyzed to inform policy decisions, guide in the formulation of policy interventions and in the creation of targeted messages to citizens.