Fiona Catherine Ssozi

PhD student

PhD Student at the University of Cape Town

Research Title

Improving Community Engagement in the Development of Appropriate Technologies for Rural Water Management

Research Overview

This study explores the use of Community-Based Co-Design (CBCD) as a participatory approach to actively engage with community members expected to benefit from a rural water management intervention. From the deployment of the artifact, our study further seeks to examine the key influences for the adoption of co-designed community interventions. Using Activity Theory as an analytical and evaluation framework, we extract themes based on the principle of Technology being a mediator of activities that therefore informs or influences attitudes and perceptions of technology use within a community setting.

Research Keywords

Co-Design; Rural Water Management; Activity Theory


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MSc in Information Systems (London South Bank University, UK); BSc in Computer Science (Makerere University, Uganda)

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