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The First Showcase of Civic Tech Tools in Uganda - CIPESA and Outbox

Civic tech tools have gained prominence in the recent past, helping Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) perform their work in fighting corruption and promoting accountability. A number of these tools have been developed but not widely used. On the other hand, there is need to explore different opportunities that software developers can tap into to develop more civic tech tools that match the needs of CSOs.

Andela Technical Leadership Program

Apply today for the first ever Uganda Cohort 

What is Andela?

Outbox receives $19,581 support from Indigo Trust to support Open Government initiatives

Outbox intends to increase the availability of publicly available and fact-checked data to the public for improved service delivery, accountability and decision making.

UNFPA and Outbox launch Up Accelerate Innovation program focused on empowering youth to address sexual and reproductive health bottlenecks

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with Outbox, a local business incubator, today launched a health-based innovation accelerator dubbed ‘Up Accelerate.’

This innovative program is part of a regional initiative by UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, with funding from UKAID.

Up Accelerate seeks to explore new and engaging ways to tackle pressing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges in Uganda while promoting social entrepreneurship among young people.


Press Release - September 9th, 2016

On 30th September 2016, up to 10 of Uganda’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment.

Seedstars Kampala – 30th of September, 2016

Kids Computer Programming (KCP): Next Intake - 12th December 2015, Registration Now Open

The Kids Computer Programming (KCP) initiative seeks to build the next generation of creators by teaching kids (6-12 years of age) how to build their own games, stories and animations using software.

Registration is NOW OPEN for our next Kids' Computer Programming KCP classes due to start on 12th December 2015, well suited for holiday makers.

KCP Impact To Child - Wamuyu Kago (KCP Parent)

It has indeed been a great and interesting journey with Outbox and the KCP course. Kamal has been very focused and interested in his Saturday classes. He enjoys the lessons very much and looks forward to doing project homework.
He has become more focused at school and his class work has improved. It is no longer a fight for Kamal to do his school homework, and what would take him 1 - 2 hours before is done in 30 - 45 mins so that he can focus on his KCP work.

The Kids Computer Programing (KCP) Experience - Deborah, KCP Lead

For over 8 weeks in our third class of KCP, I'v been part of the team that facilitated teaching Computer Programming  to children aged 6-11 at Outbox. It’s been a wonderful experience so far and the kids too seem to enjoy it as well as expressed by one of the kids.
"I didn’t know anything about scratch but with time got familiar with it and got more interesting each time I came for the next class." said kamal on of the students in the Just concluded class/

Applications Open for Village Capital and Gearbox Hardware Accelerator

12 startups from across Africa will be selected to participate; Two ventures to secure $100,000 USD total in funding.

The Kids Computer Programming (KCP) - Enroll your Child, Build the Next Generation of Creators

The Kids Computer Programming (KCP) initiative seeks to build the next generation of creators by teaching kids (6-11 years of age) how to build their own games, stories and animations using software. 

The Kids Computer Programming was launched in May 2014, with up to 60 kids benefiting from this initiative ever since then, to include 25 in the previous classes of KCP at different levels (Apprentice and Novice) at Outbox and 35 in one of the International schools in Kampala, and still ongoing.


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