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Rogers Twesigye

Researcher (Children and Digital Technology)

Rogers Twesigye: Rogers has a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Southern Denmark and Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) from Makerere University Kampala (MUK). Rogers has experience, spanning over eight years in operational research and program evaluation. Between 2012 – 2016 (and recently Oct-Dec 2018), he worked as the research coordinator for Population Services International (PSI) Uganda. Prior to that, he worked as a research associate with Dept. of SWSA at MUK and the center of Global health and Migration at Odense University Hospital, Denmark. From 2016 to 2018, Rogers worked as a Research Manager for Ipsos Uganda. Rogers has led and been part of nation-wide studies, involved in the design, implementation, data management and report writing. His strengths are in designing study protocols and data management. He has quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and experience. Rogers has done research work in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Denmark. He has previously worked with and for Government Agencies, local and international agencies such as ILO, ABT Associates, GIZ, USAID, FSDU, WFP, UNICEF Uganda, UNICEF Ghana, PSI, UHMG, IDI, Redcross and Twaweza East Africa.

Publications

Children’s exposure to hate messages and violent images online
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Children’s exposure to hate messages and violent images online

The digital environment is largely unregulated and might expose children to age-inappropriate or potentially harmful content. There has been particular concern about children’s exposure to hate messages and violent images online and how this affects their well-being and rights. Efforts to mitigate exposure to such content are gaining momentum but more evidence is needed to guide policy, regulation and industry practice. This brief provides a cross-national comparison of children’s exposure to hate messages and violent images online across 36 countries, and analyses it in relation to internet access at the country level. The purpose is to understand what children in different countries are experiencing and if exposure to this content is driven by the level of internet access in the population. The results act as a starting point for exploring which countermeasures may be more effective in terms of policy and legislation, and to encourage industry to develop proactive solutions to protect children in online spaces.
Disrupting Harm in Ethiopia: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse
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Disrupting Harm in Ethiopia: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse

Funded by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, through its Safe Online initiative, ECPAT, INTERPOL, and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti worked in partnership to design and implement Disrupting Harm – a research project on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA). This unique partnership brings a multidisciplinary approach to a complex issue in order to see all sides of the problem. OCSEA refers to situations that involve digital or communication technologies at some point during the continuum of abuse or exploitation; it can occur fully online or through a mix of online and in-person interactions between offenders and children. The Disrupting Harm research was conducted in six Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, and seven Eastern and Southern African countries. Data was synthesised from nine different research activities to generate each national report. These tell the story of the threat and present clear recommendations for action.
Disrupting Harm in Kenya: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse
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Disrupting Harm in Kenya: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse

Funded by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, through its Safe Online initiative, ECPAT, INTERPOL, and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti worked in partnership to design and implement Disrupting Harm – a research project on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA). This unique partnership brings a multidisciplinary approach to a complex issue in order to see all sides of the problem. OCSEA refers to situations that involve digital or communication technologies at some point during the continuum of abuse or exploitation; it can occur fully online or through a mix of online and in-person interactions between offenders and children. The Disrupting Harm research was conducted in six Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, and seven Eastern and Southern African countries. Data was synthesised from nine different research activities to generate each national report. These tell the story of the threat and present clear recommendations for action.
Disrupting Harm in Mozambique: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse
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Disrupting Harm in Mozambique: Evidence on online child sexual exploitation and abuse

Funded by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, through its Safe Online initiative, ECPAT, INTERPOL, and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti worked in partnership to design and implement Disrupting Harm – a research project on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA). This unique partnership brings a multidisciplinary approach to a complex issue in order to see all sides of the problem. OCSEA refers to situations that involve digital or communication technologies at some point during the continuum of abuse or exploitation; it can occur fully online or through a mix of online and in-person interactions between offenders and children. The Disrupting Harm research was conducted in six Southeast Asian countries and seven Eastern and Southern African countries, including Namibia. Data were synthesised from nine different research activities to generate each national report which tells the story of the threat, and presents clear recommendations for action.