Mission Statement

We are an all-inclusive network of data scientists, enthusiasts, and organisations inspired to grow data science skills and their usage to contribute to Uganda's development aspirations (NDPIII)


To create a forum for interaction amongst data scientists, enthusiasts, government, academia, UN, NGO, private sector, and civil society organisations keen on data science and its use for social good;

To increase Uganda's data science capacity by raising awareness and stimulating interest through a pool of local case studies and training;

To provide information and access to various data science resources and artifacts, including data, jobs, internships, scholarships and funding;

To support the improvement of the policy and regulatory environment for data science in Uganda by inspiring new policies and/or amend and harmonize existing policies. These include policies around data access and sharing, data privacy, and issues of fairness and ethics.

Proposed Activities

Regular data science meet-ups and convenings on topical issues including; data, techniques, technology, career guidance, policy and application-specific issues.

Capacity building events target all stakeholders, especially students and early career professionals, through workshops and short courses online and offline.

Hackathons, training of trainers, grant-writing, result presentation and management sessions.

Stakeholder engagements, including specific project planning and implementation meetings, ensure ownership and wholesome contribution to the local chapter's successful implementation.

Producing an annual state of data science report for Uganda.

Collaborative research and project implementation with the different stakeholders in the data science ecosystem of Uganda.

Data science consulting and advisory services.

Interim Coordination Team

  • Joyce Nabende, PHD

    Joyce Nabende, PHD

    Program Chair

  • Martin Gordon Mubangizi

    Martin Gordon Mubangizi

    General Chair

  • Egineer Bainomugisha, PhD

    Egineer Bainomugisha, PhD

    Academic Coordinator

  • Ernest Mwebaze, PhD

    Ernest Mwebaze, PhD

    Strategy lead

  • Daudi Jjingo, PhD

    Daudi Jjingo, PhD

    Health Sector Coordinator ACE

  • Morine Amutorine

    Morine Amutorine

    Media and Communications

  • Micheal Niyitegeka

    Micheal Niyitegeka

    Private Sector Coordinator

  • Osbert Osamai

    Osbert Osamai

    Government Coordinator

  • Mukiibi Ivan

    Mukiibi Ivan

    Strategic Partner

  • Clare Babirye

    Clare Babirye


  • Upcoming Events