The Celestini: Uganda program is a collaboration among the Marconi Society, a nonprofit dedicated to digital inclusion, Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU), and the ResilientAfrica Network (RANLab) to provide students with training, mentorship, and opportunities to develop their technical skills and make an impact on their local communities. The program consists of a subprogram, specifically designed for graduates, called LoRaWAN.
The LoRaWAN: Sensor Networks Solving Local Problems initiative seeks graduate students to propose a project to use a LoRaWAN (Long-Range Wide Area Network) environment to answer local community needs, with support and guidance from mentors who are global leaders in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The goal of this initiative is to allow students to explore the benefits of LoRaWAN technology while testing its capacity to solve local problems. Each project should include collaboration with at least one community-based organization. The program runs for the 2021–2022 academic year.
Accepted student projects will be funded up to $5,000.
To partcipate in this program, please see the details below to learn about the key dates, eligibility and how to submit your application.
Receipt of Applications Commences
Closing date for Receipt of Applications
Accepted Students Notified