Enduring Blindspots & Infinite Opportunities: Digital Creative Industries in Uganda

Laurean Plyer Ntate
December 02, 2022

This study aims to understand the experiences of digital creatives in Kampala, Uganda, through a gendered lens. There is a large gap in the availability of data and knowledge on the digital creative industry in Uganda and this paper aims to address some of these blindspots. To understand these experiences, this body of work explores a number of sector wide concerns through exploratory qualitative research

methodologies around issues of access and use of digital technologies by digital creatives, the role of emerging technologies on the sector and finally, the policy ecosystem governing the creative industry in Uganda. The paper also draws from existing literature on the traditional creative industries in Uganda given the limited scholarship on the digital creative industries in the country.