Track 1: The most innovative ICT idea that makes it's easy for children and youth to access information in a safe way
Track 2: Explain how you would use postal, broadcasting, telecommunications facilities to improve nutrition or promote sustainable agriculture in your community
(In additional to UCC prizes and certificates; partnership opportunities exist; were extra prize by a partner to further innovation may be awarded )
The advanced level subsidiary ICT syllabus seeks to empower learners with knowledge and skills to solve the day-to-day problems in the society using ICTs. It addresses skills in Word processing, electronic spreadsheets, electronic presentation, electronic publication and Databases. It also covers the knowledge areas like computer hardware and software, data communication, system security, ICT ethical issues and emerging technologies.
The ordinary level computer syllabus seeks to among others foster a learner as a computer literate and capable citizen who can develop, communicate and implement innovative, practical and responsible ICT solutions to problems. The challenge is tapping on the innovative ideas of the students while building an entrepreneurship culture among the youth through the application of ICTs.
Track 1 is expected to enable young innovators innovate for their own community as children and to promote collaborations and partnerships with organisations working on child specific ICT innovations.
Track 2 is motivated by the fact that Uganda remains a heavily agricultural based economy and this challenge also speaks to the SDGs.
Track 1: A student project with demonstrable proof of concept on how to use ICTs to address a social, environmental, technological such as online protection or other problem faced by youth and children in Uganda
Track 2: A student project with demonstrable proof of concept on how local artisans can use ICTs to improve their businesses
Eligibility is limited to past (completed in 2015-2016) or present student projects of vocational, tertiary or other higher institutions of learning.
This challenge seeks to foster critical awareness among students of the impact of ICT and inspire the application of communication technology in deriving solutions to real local problems that they face as youth and children such as safety while online among others.
It further recognizes the creativity and entrepreneurship of young local artisans who are predominant in our rural communities, who can harness benefits from ICT. The challenge is also expected to attract local content in developing ICT solutions for the local artisan industry.