Imagine Internet was a two-day workshop co-lead with Joan Nankya, Rebecca Birungi, and Catherine Apalat from Uganda Media Women’s Association / Mama FM.
Research Question: If most women are not using Internet cafes, then in what kinds of spaces, and on what terms, do women in Uganda want to access the Internet?
Location: Uganda Media Women’s Association / Mama FM in Kisaasi, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda
Methods: Large and small group discussion in response to both verbal question and photographical prompts, individual creative illustration activity, mobile phone usage worksheet, and small group Internet and computer skill development
Participants: Twelve women, 21-56 years old, from the Kisaasi Community, 50% were caretakers of children, occupations include housewife, secretary, teacher, marketer, NGO founder, unemployed, and “not working.”
Day One: Saturday, February 15, 2013 from 10am – 5pm
The women who participated want Internet brought to them during their leisure time, making it clear the limitations of a fixed Internet cafe space. Please read further:
Day Two: Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 10am – 1pm
Reflections on the morning: