Barbara Birungi is a Ugandan web designer, social entrepreneur and the founder of WITU a non profit for women in Technology in Uganda, which seeks to address the gender technological gap through recruitment, encouragement, training, empowerment and career advancement of women in the field of ICT. She is currently manager of Hive Colab a business accelerator and incubator for East African Startups and also in country manager for Appfrica Labs in Uganda. Barbara graduated with a bachelor in Business computing from Makerere Univeristy and a post grad in Project management and planning. She is also one of the organizers of the Apps4africa competition in Uganda hosted by Appfrica Labs Barbara is passionate about ICT4D and gender issues in technology. She took part in a Makerere university initiative to help rural craft making women market their produce on the internet and improve on their livelihood through counseling and encouragement and teaching practical financial saving skills.
Aug 17, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Employment, Gender equity, Information & communication technology, Girls' development, Mentorship, Sustainable development, Social work
To encourage, inspire more women in the tech field through networking, training, mentoring and partnering so as to increase the number of women in tech