Mozilla Uganda community will today kick off a festival at Makerere University’s college of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, as it brings together creative people and industry players to brainstorm on ideas and form partnerships to better internet service in the region.
According to Moses Matovu, a representative of Mozilla in Uganda, they came up with the concept after attending the 2013 London festival.
“In Africa, internet access is picking up but it’s still low. The web could do so much for people here,” Matovu said at a press briefing in Kampala yesterday.
He added: “Imagine if someone could build affordable technology that would allow someone in a village to access internet with less hassle, we could teach some mentors who would teach such people how to access educational material online and maybe improve the literacy levels.”
Mark Surman, the executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, will attend the July 13 session to share his success story. The festival is free of charge. Those that are interested in the festival can log on to www.mozfestea.mozilla-uganda.org to register.
Source : The Observer