Mapping Day on TechFest

November 22, 2011 - 3:32pm -- kim
Mapping Presentation on Techfest at Lugogo 18th Nov 2011

On Friday the 18th of November Fruits of Thought presented Mapping Day on Techfest during the business, art and education track. This half-day track covered topics such as business models, business intelligence, mobile technology, open-source software, content licensing, digital distribution and mapping.

The track was chaired by Simon Kaheru, Director of Business Convergence at SMS Media and Lead Analyst at Media Analyst. Speakers include Ketty Adoch and Douglas Ssebaggala (Fruits of Thought), Evelyn Namara (Solar Sisters), Sean Krepp (Grameen Foundation) and Agatha Gikunda (Nokia).

The talk of Fruits of Thought was about the previous Mapping Day focusing on the informal settlements in Kisugu parish. Together with Dr Ian Clarke's administration, L C’s from Namuwungo and students of ISSU we studied the four regions within this area.

Mapping the informal settlements in Kisugu enables the Makindye Division transparent and efficient public administration as community members themselves can provide information about the features that exist in their communities, an outlined area by making sketches of everything they see.

Tech fest was a success:
Good organization, nice presentations, a high number of participants and a few new leads for cooperation.