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Events, networking, workshop
When US giants like Google, Microsoft and Facebook invest millions in the African tech sector we should take note. This is not only driven by the desire to conquer the future African digital consumer. There is also a huge opportunity to cultivate and recruit African tech talent to fill the international talent gap. Two years ago Tunga started in Kampala to fill this gap.

Tunga builds reliable software and software teams consisting of talented and ambitious African developers that have a solid understanding of international standards for clients worldwide. Also, Tunga is based on Impact Sourcing: the integration of socioeconomically disadvantaged workers either through outsourcing or by setting up remote or virtual teams using digital technology.

This meeting is a fantastic opportunity for you or your company to gain insights into the potential of the African tech sector for your business.


15:00-15:15 – Walk-in
15:15-15:45 – Ernesto Spruyt – CEO at Tunga
15:45-16:30 – Speed dates
16:30-16:45 – Ineke Aquarius – Managing director at Mango Tree, Founder at Design hub
16:45-17:00 – Remo Samuel Paul – Project manager at Tunga
17:00-18:00 – Informal drinks

If you would like to take part in this FREE event please sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tunga-digital-solutions-for-social-problems-tickets-42491284576

Events, Learning, workshop
Data Ladies brings together women data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data.

Pollicy is holding its first meeting (of many to come) with a small group of ladies that have a keen interest in using data for their work, for research, for insights or just for fun. The aim of the meetup is to bring women together to explore different open-source tools, discuss the challenges within the statistics/data science field in Uganda, support each other in our data journeys and ultimately, to have a good time together.

Be sure to bring your laptops as we’ll begin our explorations into data from meeting 1!

5:00pm – 5:15pm: Introductions & Icebreakers
Get to know your fellow DataLadies

5:15pm – 5:45pm: Data science: What and Why?
What IS Data Science? What’s all the buzz about?

5:45pm – 6:00pm: Interactive Group Work
We will brainstorm together on potential group project ideas

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Our First Data Science Project
Learn data mining and a brief introduction to R

6:45pm – 7:00pm: Feedback & Resource Sharing
Did you have a good time? What would you like to learn next?

We’ll have some drinks and snacks to keep you fueled.

For more information, email us at info@pollicy.org or visit our blog at medium.com/pollicy

Co-Creation, Events, Fashion, workshop
This week Design Hub Kampala is participating in the Kampala Innovation Week and is organising the Dutch Design Mission (27 November – 1 December). As part of the activities that are taking place we would like to invite you for the following masterclasses:

Tourism Marketing Concepts, a Netherlands based company offers a wide range of services to consumer brands and governmental organisations. They offer Travel PR, Travel Marketing & Representation. Destination marketing, Branding and Advertising concepts, Media Planning and – Buying and they have a profound knowledge of the market and media landscape. This session is a must attend for everyone working in or affiliated with the tourism / hospitality sector in Uganda, be it hotel businesses or local tour operators.

W.Green is a Branded Communication Agency with a specialty in the area of sustainable fashion & lifestyle. They adopted a holistic branding approach, with a fresh look ahead and an innovative and critical vision for now and the future. They are familiar with old models and ideas but rather pioneer to find new models and solutions still applicable in the (near) future, such as vlogging and other social media approaches. This session is very interesting for young, trendy start-ups that aim to launch their brand or product with new audiences in mind.

Jan Boelo is an internationally known fashion designer from the Netherlands. He is currently exploring the aesthetics of the Karamojong and collaborating with Kampala based designers. He will talk about how to create a high fashion label and the journey of becoming an international known name.

Afriek is a Dutch Rwandan based company, bringing African heritage to the North of Europe. Currently they are exploring new styles for both fabric and print in collaboration with Kampala based designers. Afriek will talk about how to commercialise your product with a sound financial foundation.

Entrance is free.

Co-Creation, Events, workshop
Data Club Uganda brings together data enthusiasts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to chat, discover and network on all things data.

The event aims to create a sense of community amongst people and organizations working with data and to provide resources, support and opportunities to both aspiring data scientists and companies looking for data services.

Learn Data Visualization on Atlas
Lydia Namubiru, Data Lead and Media Researcher at African Center for Media Excellence (ACME) will teach a 30 minute session on how to use Atlas, a free platform from Quartz for creating and sharing great charts. Lydia will also tell us more about the Open Data movement in Uganda: www.data.ug.

Opening Chat
Angela Kiconco, Senior Statistician and Diana Nabukalu, Statistician from Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) will give give a few remarks on the importance of national data and how it can be made more available and understandable by the public.

Lightening Talks

  • Facebook versus Census: Bernard Wright @ GeoGecko

  • The WOW Factor- Creating on the fly Dashboards for your Data: Joseph Kaizzi @ ThinVoid

  • More Languages, More Problems – Unpacking Farmer Data via SMS: Fhiwa Ndou @ WeFarm

Activities and Networking Data doesn’t have to be boring! This is a club, after all. Make new friends over a drink, snacks and some popping music from our resident DJ.

2 November 2017

Time: 17:00 – 20:00hrs 

For more information, email us at info@pollicy.org or visit their blog at medium.com/pollicy


Co-Creation, Events, workshop
The #GlobalGoalsJam 2017 is a two day event consisting of short design sprints. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit. Together, we will create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term goals.

Do you want to join a global community of change-makers, ranging from Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Copenhagen to Amman, Delhi, Fukuoka and more? Join us to Design 2030 Now!

Kampala will participate in a local design sprint at Design Hub Kampala 
More info: #globalgoalsjam  http://globalgoalsjam.org/

Events, Training, workshop
We are incredibly excited to announce the upcoming DATA4CHAN.GE workshop to be held in partnership with DefendDefenders at Design Hub in Kampala. 

DATA4CHAN.GE brings talented people in the visual storytelling community together with human rights organisations that have fascinating original datasets and powerful stories to tell.  During our workshops interdisciplinary teams consisting of data researchers, coders, UX designers, graphic designers and human rights organisations create data visualisations and devise innovative advocacy strategies.

During the workshops interdisciplinary teams consisting of data researchers, coders, UX designers, graphic designers and human rights organisations create data visualisations and devise innovative communication-based campaigns. DATA4CHAN.GE is a workshop where human rights organisations and the creative sector can collaborate to create data visualisations aimed at elevating public engagement and effective advocacy, which in turn could bring about real positive change.

Training, workshop
Have you considered how online marketing can promote your organisation? Which social media channels are best? How much time do I need to invest in email marketing? What skills do I need to write a blog? If you have these – or any other questions – you’re welcome to attend next Friday’s free lunchtime talk. Based on your feedback, we’re planning a series of talks. Feel free to make suggestions!

Facilitator: Charlotte Beauvoisin
Free for Design Hub members – Large Boardroom at DHK, or event space if we are many 🙂 
Kindly RSVP if you’d like to attend.

Charlotte Beauvoisin is an online marketing manager. She’s recently started working at Design Hub and invites you to share some of the skills she’s learned blogging at www.diaryfamuzungu.com