Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor i/c Finance and Administration and the former Principal of the School of Public Health at the same university Prof William Bazeyo has commended young Ugandan innovators at the Resilient Africa Network (RAN) 2020 ICT Katale Zoom session that happened today morning.
Prof Bazeyo, who was the Chief ‘Guest’ at the conference said he had a chance to visit the Silicon Valley in America, a world renown tech hub with a myriad of tech giants like Facebook, Google and Apple that all started like the tech start ups in Uganda.
“I know the difficulties involved in linking to partners and other ventures. This is an opportunity for us and as you noticed, many partners were invited for this session.” Prof Bazeyo said.
He thanked the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance for investing in the tech incubation that happened at RAN all through the lockdown to be able to fine tune start up companies of the innovative Ugandans that were presenting before potential partners.
“We thank the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance for supporting these efforts by young Ugandans to make tech breakthroughs and encourage them to keep it up.” Prof Bazeyo said.
He said that with continued support to the young minds, Ugandan problems will be solved one by one and we shall soon attain the income status we all dream for our nation.
Among the start ups that pitched in the zoom conference were; UniCare, a mobile app that provides e-counseling services and information through voice, instant messaging, the Agro-VCM an online tool that facilitates the way different stakeholders interact and access information about the agro-trade cycle, the Mobile Tax Returns Filing System a standard mobile app that will enable the tax payer file their tax returns compliantly, with less complexity and in a timely manner.
Others were the MyLC1 an application-based directory for LC1’s through which they can be easily accessed and to facilitate their support to the community, Sample Tracker a mobile-based application platform that can be adopted to track the whereabouts of medical samples, agricultural inputs, among others, AgricMo that is being designed to support the tracking of funds allocated to government beneficiaries under the Operation Wealth Creation program and other similar programs that might be rolled out in the future.
Akatale Fresh offers customers a ‘green carpet’ online shopping experience for the delivery of the best quality fresh groceries to their doorstep! Jaguza is an online and offline, cloud-based livestock management system that incorporates the use of sensors, drones, livestock collars and GPS trackers to gather real-time information about location, speed, body temperature and stress levels of livestock.
MyLib is an interactive digital curriculum tailor made to suit the Ugandan curriculum for primary pupils for the subjects of Science and Mathematics. SignTapp seeks to ease the linking of Deaf persons to with interpreters. The Sign Language Dictionary and Translator is an innovation that has been designed to enhance communication and learning of the impaired deaf and dumb individuals in our society.
Blind Assistant Application is a mobile App that uses Artificial intelligence and Machine learning to assist the blind and visually impaired in reading text as they go about their life and lastly, Farm-Lite is a farm management system software tool built to facilitate record keeping on commercial farm entities.
Watch the full pitch here; https://web.facebook.com/ResilientAfricaNetwork/videos/1987637481366163/