Fiona Ssozi

Fiona Ssozi
Makerere University · College of Computing and Information Sciences

PhD Student (ICT4D - University of Cape Town)

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Introduction
Fiona Ssozi lives in Uganda and is an academic at Makerere University (College of Computing & IT). She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town. Fiona does research in Information Systems (Business Informatics), Co-Design, Community Informatics, Rural water management. She is an ICT4D researcher and is a member of the 'Information and Communications Technology for Development' project. She is currently working with teachers of visually-impaired learners on how to use Assistive Technologies to support learning in Uganda.

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Publications (8)
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In recent years the evolving practice of co-design has continued to shift the roles of designers, researchers and the collection of partners formerly known as users. A growing community of researchers is pursuing this work "across borders." The greatly varied contexts of such work present distinctive challenges related to culture, power, language,...
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The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing regions has gained momentum due to their increasing affordability, particularly in rural areas where other ICT infrastructures for information management are often non-existent. Giving potential technology users, the opportunity to actively engage and contribute to the desig...
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HCI is a field of study that is no longer confined to European or North American usability labs. HCI is practiced all over the world, and within Euro-American contexts, HCI research is also increasingly turning its attention to real world settings, outside of the controlled environments of the usability lab. One increasingly popular approach to des...
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We set out to support three rural communities in Uganda to manage their water supplies using a locally relevant and fit-for-use technological intervention developed with the Community-Based Co-design (CBCD) method. This participatory and inclusive approach allowed us to introduce Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to communities that...
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Implementing technologies in developing communities often involves working with people that have a very different context from the researcher in terms of lower literacy and less experience with technology. Having worked with three rural communities in Uganda and introduced an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) intervention for water man...
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Rural Africans have poor access to clean and safe water compared to other developing areas. Many Information and Communication Technology (ICT) interventions have been implemented to address the information gaps that hinder improved service delivery but have subsequently failed. The inability to provide suitable content, failure to address priority...
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Advancement in Information Technology (IT) has led to better facilities and services for learning within educational organizations. Many higher educational institutions of learning have adopted technology in their learning methods in order to enhance the traditional learning method and to offer distance/purely online learning. This enhancement is i...

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The overall project objective is to develop a sustainable low-cost, affordable and inclusive sensor-based rural water quality management platform. We intend to achieve this through four specific objectives: i) Identify water points and catchment patterns and detect contamination hotspots to inform general water quality practices and trends. ii) Co-design and implement the SWaQS water data management system iii) Develop affordable and sustainable sensor platform for surveillance of rural water quality iv) Create strategies and processes for effective management of data to enhance decisions and inform policy on water quality