NetSquared Uganda Local event Report on Developing Practical Innovative Skills for Development for 30 NGOs

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This event was organized by NetSquared Ugandaand was held at Maendeleo Foundation Training Center on 10th October 2013 from 08:30am to 06:00pm in Mukono Municipal Council Uganda. It was sponsored by NetSquaredin partnership with Maendeleo Foundation Uganda, Communications Without Borders (CwBs), Mukono District NGO Forum network, and Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

The one-day NetSquared-Uganda workshop explored, shared live experiences and provided practical hands-on training in innovative utilization of blogs for fostering local organizations’ community development programs for 30 NGOs in Mukono District. To learn more about the event please visit our Meetup Group at this Link. You can have a look at the event agenda a one page presentation about NetSuqared Ugandaby NetSquared Uganda Local organizer.

Event Proceedings

A total of twenty six participants from various civil society organizations based in and around Mukono District under Mukono District NGO network attended the event and below are some of the statistics compiled from the Participants’ event assessments(you need to be login in to your google account in order to access assessments forms in a google drive) which was conducted towards the end of the workshop:

(i)  How the participants heard about NetSquared Uganda Event

(ii)  Participants' Expectation Report

(iii)  Participation By Gender

(iv)  Thumbs Up and Down for: Topic(s), Speaker(s) and Venue

(v)   Figure 5This table below contains unedited responses from participants and they have been captured directly from the survey form.


What could we do better

What do you want to learn at future events


Time Management



Spread it throughout the country

Networking with donors.


Never responded

About web pages and twitter.


Never responded

More blogging and interesting topics to be discussed upon.


His response is not clear



Never responded

Designing my blog


Never responded

Web designing for NGOs


Conduct routine trainings for increased updates

Twitter, facebook, web designing


Be more time conscious

Social media, How to use blogs for fundraising and attracting people to your organization.


Venue was small

Skyping, Tweeting, Using internet for fundraising and marketing.


Try to provide ample time so that trainees are not rushed through sessions.

Twitter, facebook and youtube


More practical

Use this for income generation


More participatory and participate guided in nature



Should ensure that there is unlimited internet

PowerPoint, MS Access, web designing and Database Management.


More training on computer usage like twitter, facebook; more training is still needed.

Twitter and facebook


Website creation and Blogs

PowerPoint, Twitter, ms-access


You were too patient with late comers so they ate up all our time for other topics.

To be able to use the computer in a better way.


Budget the time and cover other topics like surfing and how to facebook

Surfing and how one can create his or her email address.


Never responded

Never responded


Never responded

Networking, tweeting


More elaborate facilitators/ topics

Web2.0 and more


Never responded



Time management

Computer networking


Time management




Response not clear

How to link the entire social media for work/ project value


NetSquared event in pictures

Click to watch this NetSquared Uganda Photo SlideShow

Videos: Participants sharing their experiences

a)      By Miiro Paul Martins Mwanga, Programs Director, PISCOD-Uganda (

b)      By Catherine Nabwami, Program Officer, Empathy Uganda (

c)       By Najjuuko Racheal, Coordinator, MUDNASO Mukono (

More videos can be downloaded from google drive by following this LINK

Other Event documents

a)      Participants’ attendance list  (Document in google drive and can only be accessed by NetSquared Administrator)

b)      Notice on Blogging  (Compiled by Communications Without Borders and can be accessed by anyone)

c)      Returned Lanyard  (Document in google drive and can only be accessed by NetSquared Administrator)

Recommendations from the NetSquared Local organizer

More practical training events are still needed in a number of web2.0 tools and applications such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, VOIPs, Photo and Video Sharing, Online group collaboration such as wikis and google Docs, Content aggregators, other google products, among others.