Uganda Projects: AppLab Uganda

AppLab Uganda leverages MTN's network of over 10,000 Village Phone and other Shared Phone Operators to test and deliver mobile information services to rural communities. We are also expanding our reach into rural areas through our Community Knowledge Worker project. AppLab Uganda has developed and deployed applications in the areas of health, weather, agricultural tips and advice, and the agricultural marketplace.

The AppLab team has conducted ethnographic research, needs assessment research, rapid prototyping and a connected notebook trial. These exercises help the Application Laboratory learn end-user needs and guide application development. For more information on these activities use the navigation�items on the left side of the page.

News from the Field
The AppLab Initiative was officially launched in Uganda on June 29, 2009. The partnership that has made AppLab possible was also announced on this day. Grameen Foundation, Google, and MTN Uganda have been working together since September, 2007 to build the physical, human, and technological infrastructure needed to support the initiative. For more information on the partnership, visit our Partnerships page. Visit our News page and our blog for coverage of the launch.