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ToroDev has been awarded and recognized for it valuable effort to addressing community development challenges in the following ways below;


1.  December 28th, 2010: ToroDev was awarded the African Rural Connect Grand Prize 2010 for its significant participation in gathering ideas of improving rural agribusiness enterprizes with focus on access and use of ICT in the Rwenzori region, Western Uganda. The competetion is organized annually by the National Peace Corps Association(NPCA), USA.


2. December 03th, 2010: ToroDev and its Executive Director were named among the top five (5) Social Entrepreneurs in Uganda at the Young Achievers Awards Gala at the Serena Hotel International Conference Centre in Kampala. The Gala was presided over by H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda.


3. October 09th, 2009:    ToroDev was awarded a prize by at the Global Junior Challenge in Rome, Italy for its contribution in promoting e-inclusion (ICT for Development) in the poor areas of the world (The Rwenzori region, Western Uganda) through the ICT Research & Resource Centre. The awards are organised by-annually by the Digital World Foundation/Fondazione Mondo Digitale. The award was presented to ToroDev’s Executive Director, Mr. Johnstone Baguma Kumaraki.


4. October 09th, 2009:    At the same event, ToroDev was awarded another prize during the Global Junior Challenge for its recognition in promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship skills of the Youth (Up to 29 years) in the Rwenzori Region of Western Uganda. The prize was presented to Mr. Johnstone Baguma Kumaraki by the President of Digital World Foundation, Prof. Mario Turio in Rome, Italy.


5. In April 2008:  ToroDev was named finalist in the prestigeous Stockholm Challenge which rewards Excellence for ICT for Development practices around the World. ToroDev was recognised for its contribution in promoting access and use of simple ICT tool  in the Rwenzori region of western Uganda in the “Economic Development category. Two of ToroDev staff were invited to attend the International Conference and the Awards Gala in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2008.

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