Pulse Lab Kampala


Pulse Lab Kampala combines traditional data sources with new technologies to gain greater insight into how to better serve people living on the African continent. 

The Lab was established as an inter-agency initiative under the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda. It contributes to the UN’s ‘Delivering as One’ process by supporting joint programming, monitoring and evaluation to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Research and Policy Impact

The first innovation lab in Africa, Pulse Lab Kampala brings together data scientists, data engineers, partnership specialists, academics and technical experts who create high impact tools to address local and regional challenges. These innovative tools support UN partners and government in monitoring and responding to the needs of vulnerable populations, and in anticipating the impacts of crises for early mitigation and warning response. Through its extensive network of partners, Pulse Lab Kampala advances rights-centric innovation to ensure a safe and equitable digital future and continuously engages in knowledge sharing through workshops, events, and learning sessions.

Become A Pulse Lab Partner

Pulse Lab Kampala works with companies and organizations to utilize data analytics and new technologies to benefit all people in Africa. 

Organizations can join our efforts by:

  • Becoming a research partner and working on a project with the Lab
  • Becoming a Data Philanthropy partner and sharing data sets for analysis
  • Becoming a technology partner and building prototypes or testing new tools
  • Sponsoring a Data Fellow to join the Pulse Lab
  • Providing funding, or in-kind, support to Pulse Lab Kampala

To collaborate with the Lab, please contact us at: pulselabkampala@unglobalpulse.org.

Read Our Latest Annual Report

UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2020

UN Global PulseAnnual Report2020 Download Annual Report Download the full report as a pdf file UN Global Pulse is the UN Secretary-General’s initiative on digital innovation. We are funded entirely through voluntary contributions from UN Member States, foundations and private sector entities. Our role, much as the innovation landscape, is fluid which means we continuously reposition

News, thoughts and ideas about big data and AI, data privacy and ethics from the lab in Kampala. Read posts from the whole network on the blog.

Building ethical AI approaches in the African context

The UN Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies calls for the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence and other frontier technologies — like the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, blockchain, robotics, autonomous vehicles,

Below you can find our eight latest examples of our collaborative research, prototypes and experiments, where we analyse digital data to advance global development, support humanitarian action, and promote peace. For more, go to the research projects page.

Below you can find the newest digital tools and microsites from Pulse Lab Kampala. For more, go to the microsites & tools page.

The Kampala Team

Agnes Ilongu

Project Associate

Charles Okua


Eric Eyotre

Language Analyst

Janet Ndagire

Project Associate

Joseph Kambarage

Language Analyst

Martin Gordon Mubangizi

Officer - Data Science

Morine Amutorine

Analytics Associate

Pius Kavuma Mugagga

Data Engineer

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