BRIGHT project aims at contributing towards sustainable socio-economic growth in Uganda through capacity building in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) research. Ten (10) PhD students within the areas of digital innovation, software engineering and entrepreneurship will be trained through a research partnership between Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology of Sweden. The project is supported by Sida.
The objectives of the BRIGHT project are three-fold:
- To increase the number of staff with PhD training in ICT in Uganda
- To increase the number ICT innovations and entrepreneurs to facilitate social-economic growth in Uganda
- To improve the culture of developing ICT solutions that are designed for scalability and sustainability yet tailored to the local context