Pulse Lab Kampala – An Opportunity for Integrated Innovation
‘The initiative is timely for the UN given a recent launch of UN Uganda’s ‘Delivering as One’ – the ongoing implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Action Plan for the next two years, focusing on areas of convergence of actions by as many UN agencies as possible on ‘game changers’. These ‘game changers’ are interventions where the UN system agencies will work innovatively and collectively to make a significant difference. They are results that are attainable by the end of 2015 particularly in the three convergence areas of Maternal and Newborn Health, Youth Engagement and Employment; and Gender, Women Empowerment and Gender Based Violence’
Pulse Lab Kampala’s Ongoing Research
- In collaboration with UNFPA: an analysis of social media and UNICEF U-report data for emerging topics and perceptions related to contraception and teenage pregnancy. Although we are still receiving input from the different partners, the work-in-progress can be seen here.
- In collaboration with UNDP: an analysis of social media and UNICEF Ureport data to determine which Post-2015 Development Agenda themes are most discussed by Ugandans. We are currently receiving input from partners to contribute to a real-time dashboard. The work-in progress site can be seen here.
- In collaboration with UNAIDS: an analysis of social media and UNICEF U-report data to monitor public conversations related to HIV/AIDS in order to understand the emerging issues in real-time. The dashboard is still under review and is not yet live.