East Africa PDC Place

Nairobi city center – capital city of Kenya, East Africa

Events will be hosted by the School of Computing and Informatics Technology at Makerere University, Kampala with face to face events happening both at Makerere and in Nairobi.

Two face to face and hybrid events are planned (one in Kampala, one in Nairobi). On-line conversations are planned during the conference and in the post-conference period.

Nairobi is noted as a centre of ICT activity on the continent due to the number of tech universities, start-ups, venture capital funds and tech organisations. Kampala is a converging point for many organisations (NGOs, Civil society, Institutions and Innovation hubs) using different participatory approaches to introduce and use technologies.

Kagonya Awori kagonyaawori@microsoft.com
Rehema Baguma rbaguma@cit.ac.ug
Fiona Ssozi fiona.ssozi@mak.ac.ug

Please register here to attend any of the East Africa PDC place events! We will send you calendar invites with the details.

PDC Place Activities

ActivityWhereWhenActivity Description
Perspectives on Participatory Design for/in AfricaPhysical Venue: Microsoft ADC, Dunhill Towers, 7th floor.

Online Venue: Microsoft Teams

Languages: English, with probably a bit of code-mixed Kiswahili
11th August 2022

5.00pm to 7.00pm (East Africa Time).

We will start the online session at 5.30pm and end it at 6.30pm
A hybrid panel and workshop that will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of the workshop is to bring together participants engaged actively or indirectly in participatory design in Africa, in order to articulate how it plays out in East Africa
Online discussionsDuring the core conference period 19th August – 2nd SeptemberWe will bring PDC to the East African community. We will do this by posting nuggets on Social Media from the conference that are relevant or interesting to the African tech community
PDC <> AfricaPhysical Venue: Makerere University, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Block A, Level 4, Conference Room

Online Venue: Microsoft Teams
8th September 2022

10.00 am – 12.30 pm (East Africa Time).

We will start the online session at 10.30 am and end it at 12.00pm.
A hybrid forum held in-person in Kampala, Uganda. The forum will feature presentations from PDC featuring topics of interest to the East African PDC community.

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda