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Uganda


Question # 1 Who live in Uganda?


The population of Uganda is projected to grow from 45 million people in 2018 to about 100 million people in 2050.

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/uganda-population/


Cities Kampala

People 1.4 million

Gulu

150,000

Lira

120,000

Mbara

100,000

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/uganda-population/


Uganda is home to about 5,000 chimpanzees – more than any other East African country.

http://nationfacts.net/uganda-facts/


A family of wild baboons sitting along the road from Mbale to Kampala.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html


The African Grey Crowned Crane is Uganda's national bird.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html


In Queen Elizabeth National Park in the south-western part of Uganda, there are cape buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, lions, and chimpanzees. The park is also home to over 500 species of birds.

http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-uganda/


Question # 2 What innovations and innovation potential are there in Uganda?


Coffee represents 19% of exports of Uganda

https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/uga/


Between 1990 and 2017, coffee production in Uganda more than doubled - to 285,000 tonnes.

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21695564-cautionary-tale-about-overregulated-industry-bitter-harvest


The introduction of a new Arabica coffee variety increased yields for coffee farmers in the Rwenzori mountainous sub-region. Each coffee tree of the new variety yields 4 kg compared to the old variety that produces 2 kg.

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/631242-rwenzori-coffee-farmers-get-new-variety.html


Andrew Rugasira at the coffee factory of www.goodafrican.com in Kampala, Uganda.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/feb/17/andrew-rugasira-interview-good-african-coffee


50% of net profits of http://www.goodafrican.com/ are transferred to sustainable community empowerment projects.

Sources Mahajan, Vijay: Africa Rising, p. 204. https://africandevelopmentsuccesses.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/success-story-from-uganda-andrew-rugasiras-good-african-coffee/


The fish industry in Uganda has grown strongly since 1994.

Government played an important role in supporting technological change. For example, it designated and approved laboratories, improved infrastructure and sanitary conditions at transportation sites, and provided the knowledge infrastructure for proper handling, packaging and transportation of fish. http://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/african-successes-one-pager#13


Homes with painted metal roofs. Families each have their own houses. Cooperatively, they farm the surrounding land.

A compound like this usually consists of an extended family clan: The patriarch, his children and their spouses. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html


In Luwero north of Kampala in Uganda, young farmers are learning how to use IT to improve farming.

https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1872_PDF.pdf


There is a very strong potential in Uganda to help people get access to the Internet. Only about 30% of the people, who live in Uganda, use the Internet.

https://www.internetworldstats.com/af/ug.htm


Due to, for example, potholed roads and other problems with infrastructure, transport costs can make up 50-75% of the retail price of goods in Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda.

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21571920-africas-booming-economy-needs-modern-trade-routes-get-move


The community http://kain.co.ug/ helps bring ideas to life by bringing people together.


http://kiiramotors.com/ created Africa's first hybrid car and solar powered bus.


Question # 3 How is the political structure of Uganda?


The Parliament of Uganda has 386 members. Each person serves 5 years.  238 persons are elected by universal suffrage.  148 persons represent special interest groups - including women, the army, workers, youth and the disabled.

http://country.eiu.com/article.aspx?articleid=1674475151&Country=Uganda&topic=Summary&subtopic=Political+structure


Question # 4 What are some other interesting facts about Uganda?


There are 2 dry seasons in Uganda:  Between December and February.  Between June and August.

https://answersafrica.com/facts-about-uganda.html


The primary transportation tool people use to get from a to b in Uganda is a bicycle.

http://nationfacts.net/uganda-facts/

Uganda  

Uganda - political, economic, geographical, and people aspects.

Uganda  

Uganda - political, economic, geographical, and people aspects.

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