UHRC Develops Computer Application to ease information sharing with the public

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  • Mr. Kamadi further explained that the App was designed with utmost consideration for fruitful experience by the users and to answer basic information needs about the Uganda Human Rights Commission. The user can easily raise their human rights concerns, register a complaint of a human rights violation and check the status of their registered complaint without having to physically move to any of the UHRC’s twelve Regional Offices or the eleven Field Offices across the country.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has stepped up its digital and online presence by developing a one-stop Computer Application to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness in carrying out its work of protection and promotion of human rights.

Dubbed the UHRC APP, the application is currently downloadable from Google Play for those with Android phones and App Store for those with IPhones or IOS software. According to the UHRC Director Research Education and Documentation Mr. Kamadi Byonabye, this App will enhance information sharing and engagement in real time with all stakeholders and the public.

“It is fast, easy and user-friendly for any person with a smart phone or computer. It can also be downloaded and installed with ease,” Director Kamadi who heads the Directorate that spearheaded the development of this app said yesterday.

The App which is slated to be officially launched on Thursday November 24th, 2022 at Silver Springs Hotel at a function to be presided over by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance Hon. Chris Baryomunsi, is testament of UHRC’s continuous efforts to improve service delivery by taking advantage of the new digital era to ease its work.

Mr. Kamadi further explained that the App was designed with utmost consideration for fruitful experience by the users and to answer basic information needs about the Uganda Human Rights Commission. The user can easily raise their human rights concerns, register a complaint of a human rights violation and check the status of their registered complaint without having to physically move to any of the UHRC’s twelve Regional Offices or the eleven Field Offices across the country.

“The UHRC App specifically provides information about human rights, civic duties and responsibilities; the UHRC constitutional mandate, functions and activities in the protection and promotion of human rights; and UHRC partners as well as partnerships. It further provides news and updates on UHRC programs and activities; key innovations and strategies for achieving results; links to the UHRC information, education and communication resources including the website, library, complaints registry, official social media platforms as well as key developments in the human rights arena at national, regional and international levels,” he said.

The new digital Application was developed with the support from the Germany Agency for International Corporation (GIZ) and will add to UHRC’s bevy of communication channels like; newspapers, magazines, radios, televisions, Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, online newsletters, exhibitions/open days, launch events, workshops and IEC materials, among others.

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