In 2016-2017, Pulse Lab Kampala worked with various UN agencies and development partners in Uganda and the region to test, explore and develop 17 innovation projects. The Lab also furthered the development of tools and technologies that leverage data sources from radio content, social media, mobile phones and satellite imagery, and created technology toolkits. These toolkits
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 ImpactThe 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This story is a contribution by UN Global Pulse to a new series launched by the UN Foundation. The #InnovationInAction series showcases the many ways the United Nations
UN Global Pulse is working with partners to explore how data from social media and radio shows can inform peace and security efforts in Africa.
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
Martin Gordon Mubangizi
Officer - Data Science
Pius Kavuma Mugagga
Senior Data Engineer
Viola Paulynn Akuma