Uganda continues to experience a lack of trained human resource in the use of spatial data sets for e-services. The need therefore remains for research and training in the design and implementation of spatially enabled e-services to address the required skills and technical gaps.
In the period 2016/2017, the project on spatially enabled e-services delivery in Uganda proposes to further this agenda by supporting students to train along the themes of:
- spatial predictive modeling for prevalence of infectious diseases in Uganda; Epidemiology intervention without location – a blind guess;
- A public participatory GIS for planning e- services for solid waste management; Spatial-temporal modeling of nodding syndrome;
- and Automated Diagnosis and spatial temporal Modeling of Mobile Microscopic Diseases
In the same period, the project also aimed to set up laboratory to support research and training in the area of e-services.
The Project aims to complement the existing PhD program in information systems at Makerere University with new courses in GIS and e-Services in order to train students that can design, implement and manage spatially enabled e-Services, and so contribute to sustainable delivery of e-government, e-health and e-learning in Uganda.