This week has been all about learning more about Uganda, its history, its people, and its culture. This is very important to me as I feel that any design to be used by people in Uganda has to have the ability to be integrated with the least impact possible on the local culture and lifestyle.
On September 13th we met with Navin Parekh of CanUgan, one of the organizations we will be working with throughout this project. The meeting gave us a lot of insight into the work that CanUgan does in Uganda and also a lot more insight into living conditions and state of Uganda. Navin also helped by giving examples of possible projects we could work on.
On September 18th we were invited to a brown bag lunch with the department of African studies where Bjarki Hallgrimsson, our 4th year professor, gave a presentation on last years work done by Carleton students for CanUgan. This was quite beneficial as some very interesting points were raised during the presentation as well as during the discussion following the presentation.
Here is a summary facts about Uganda:
Here are some interesting TED talks I've watched on Uganda, and development in Africa: