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Nkumba University to host the first innovate for disability Hackathon

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Computer geniuses around the country are set convene at Nkumba University to engage in collaborative computer programming for the creation of solutions to challenges faced by people with disabilities, most especially the unprivilege.

The 5 day exercise will take place between 3rd and 7th October 2022 at Nkumba University. 

Participants will be drawn from students and recent graduates. The exercise is open for individual or team participation, Teams will be limited to 3 members.

The first of it’s kind, innovate for the disability Hackathon seeks to generate an environment for the creation of assistive technologies in sustainable lifestyles of Persons with Disabilities through boosting the access and optimal usage of resources without being limited by disability.

Organizers believe that this will incite several innovators to come up with ideas of creating disruptive technological solutions for disabled persons.

Innovators will be expected to come up with ICT solutions that can ease the access , Usage, and awareness of Information Technologies among persons with disabilities.

Presentation of prototypes will take place on the last day, Friday 7th October 2022 where a team of judges will decide the winner.

Due to the existing digital divide among persons with Disabilities in Uganda, Uganda Communications Commission in collaboration with 8tech and NUDIPU is implementing a project for enhancing knowledge management, ICT Adaption, Digital skills and access to E-services for people with disabilities in Uganda.

The hackathon is meant to register ICT innovations in a bid to close the digital divide.

Innovators have been called upon to come up with ideas that will be transformed into prototypes with potential to transform lives of Persons with Disabilities across Uganda and the world at large.


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Japheth Godwin Walakira
Japheth Godwin Walakira
Japheth Godwin Walakira, is an exceptionally talented Journalism student at Nkumba University, specializing in photojournalism, video editing, and writing. With an acute eye for detail and an unwavering passion for storytelling, Japheth possesses a natural gift for capturing powerful images and crafting compelling narratives that captivate audiences. As a dedicated and skilled communicator, Japheth excels in collaborating with diverse teams to achieve common goals. His commitment to making a positive impact in the world of media is evident through his multifaceted roles. Not only is he a proficient Journalism student, but he also serves as the Public Relations Officer at the Rotaract Club of Nkumba University. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Information Minister for the School of Social Sciences at Nkumba University, showcasing his leadership and organizational skills. Furthermore, Japheth's influence extends to the realm of student governance, where he proudly serves as the Guild Information Minister at Nkumba University. His dedication, drive, and passion for media make him a standout individual, poised to create meaningful change and leave a lasting legacy in his field.


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