Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s vision is a society in which women are empowered through the use of ICTs for sustainable development.

WOUGNET’s mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women's organisations in Uganda so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development. ICTs such as email and the internet facilitate communication among local organisations and with the international community. Access to information about best practices, appropriate technologies, and the ideas and problems of other groups working on similar concerns have been identified as critical information and communication needs of women's organisations in Africa. WOUGNET activities are conducted under three programme areas: Information Sharing and Networking, Technical Support, and Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy.