Uganda Bureau of Statistics Bags a GIS Award


Uganda Bureau of Statistics Bags a GIS Award

Dr. Chris Mukiza holding the award

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) was awarded the 2022 Special Achievement Award in GIS during the Esri User Conference in San Diego on 11th July 2022. Jack Dangermond, president, and founder of Esri, announced the SAG award during a plenary session. This award is given to users worldwide to recognize outstanding work with GIS technology.

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics is incharge of developing and maintaining a National Statistical System (NSS) to ensure the collection, analysis, and publication of integrated, relevant, reliable, and timely statistical information.

From left: Clifford Okembo C.E.O Esri Eastern Africa, Dean Angelides Corporate Director International, Dr. Chris Mukiza Executive Director UBOS, and Dr, Winnie Beatrice, Nyemera Head of GIS at UBOS (During the Uganda User Conference receiving the award and certificate)

UBOS procured the Esri Modernization Program for Official Statistics, a package that provides tools to create accurate and timely data to inform policy and guide decision-makers. This program includes several perpetual licenses for the Esri products and is availed for four years from the date of order. Through the   Esri Modernization Program for Official Statistics, Esri EA supported the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in developing two portals, the Gender-based violence portal, and the National Census Management Portal.

The Gender-based violence portal entails an online interactive portal used to capture, manage, process, and disseminate gender-based violence data from various stakeholders, including the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development Ministry, Uganda Police, and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The developed interactive portal disseminates information, enables analysis at a Parish Level, and displays different indicators that aid in strategic decision-making.

The National Census Management portal entailed the development of a household mapping and facility mapping application currently being used to map the household and facilities to create enumeration areas.

The award was handed to Dr. Chris Mukiza, Executive Director UBOS and Dr, Winnie Beatrice Nyemera Head of GIS in UBOS during the Uganda User Conference which was held on 29th October.

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