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Rogers Twesigye

Consultant

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

Estimates of internet access for children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania
Publication

Estimates of internet access for children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed internet connectivity from an important asset to an essential piece of infrastructure. Yet two thirds of the world’s school-aged children still have no fixed internet connection at home. This lack of connectivity limits their ability to go online; prevents them from participating and competing in the modern economy; and risks isolating them from the world. This research brief presents new data on children’s internet access in five countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. It provides estimates of the frequency with which children use the internet and assesses the most common barriers they face. Finally, it explores the potential consequences of leaving these bottlenecks unaddressed.
Digital Connectivity During COVID-19: Access to vital information for every child
Publication

Digital Connectivity During COVID-19: Access to vital information for every child

Children’s digital access – or lack thereof – during the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly determined whether children can continue their education, seek information, stay in touch with friends and family, and enjoy digital entertainment. With over 1.5 billion children across 190 countries confined to their homes, active video games or dance videos may also be their best chance to exercise. The rationale for closing digital divides has never been starker or more urgent. During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to accurate health information is particularly important, especially for children living in resource-poor communities where access to health care and services may be limited. For these and other reasons, global efforts are under way to expand and support children’s digital access and engagement, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.