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Feasibility Study for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Uganda

This report, which is funded by infoDev's Korean Trust Fund on ICT for Development, proposes visions and goals for a sustainable Spatial Data Infrastructure in Uganda.

A sustainable national SDI in Uganda requires access to data, clear vision and goals, good governance, effective network services, indicative financial requirements, human resource requirements and good communication channels among others.

The paper explores the national mapping organizations/agencies, industry, the role of the private sector marketing and promotion of national SDI initiatives; data issues which refer to standards, availability of digital datasets in the country; problems of inadequate technology , availability of trained manpower, policy issues and other issues like metadata which involves thematic datasets, fundamental datasets, and data clearing house issues.

The communication strategy for UGSDI awareness creation and information dissemination is also discussed in this study, including the overall strategy, communication process objectives, target audiences both Primary and Secondary Audiences. The general talking points in the UGSDI messages will be having specific themes, with opportunities and tactics which facilitate delivery to the targeted audience. Some of the strategies will involve publications, email, website, PowerPoint presentations workshop, seminar, conference, activities and other public, opportunities, face-to-face meetings with key partners and stakeholder groups.

The Implementation plan for UGSDI involves stages and outcomes these stages are divided in quarters within a period of 5 years, each stage yields an outcome that is used in the next stage, issues, goals and proposed actions are also discussed in this chapter with the expected outcomes.

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