January 2, 2013

Happier new statistics year 2013

The year 2012 will not go unnoticed simply because it has formed a foundation for the year 2013. Statistically speaking, we would not have welcomed the year 2013 if the year 2012 had not come! And, note that even when nothing substantial and worthy remembering happened, the year 2012’s numerical value will never be forgotten. On my side, I tried to add onto the year 2012’s numerical value by among others, the following:- Governance statistics: This is a new area in the statistical world that many countries including Uganda have been evading. However, I dedicated 2012 and so far some […]
December 26, 2011

development of statistics in Africa – the year 2011

Africa often shines with ideas and is always the origin of good and prosperous ideas. The oldest known possibly mathematical object is the Lebombo bone, discovered in the Lebombo mountains of Swaziland and dated to approximately 35,000 BC. It consists of 29 distinct notches cut into a baboon’s fibula, (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LebomboBone.html). The Ishango bone, found near the headwaters of the Nile river (northeastern Congo), may be as much as 20,000 years old and consists of a series of tally marks carved in three columns running the length of the bone. (Williams, 2005). So in the year 2009, the ISI congress was […]
September 3, 2011

I participated at the 58th ISIDublin 2011

The world statistics congress organises a biannual conference through the International Statistics Institute (ISI) hosted in different parts of the world. It has organised such events since the year 1885. I have been very luck to have participated in two most recent ones, that is the ISIDurban2009 and ISIDublin2011. How I am continuously hopefull that I will keep participating in all the rest until I am honoured with the highest known award in statistics commonly known as Mahalanobis Award. But wait,.. it’s not all about attending,.. it will depend on my contribution to the body of wealth of knowledge for […]
June 12, 2011

First african, the 6th international conference on ICT for development, education and training

I was invited and sponsored by GIZ, a German organisation for International Cooperation that attracted over one thousand seven hundred thousand participants from all over the world. For us the GIZ sponsored participants, it all started with a pre-conference workshop that was held on the 24th May, 2011 which introduced to us among others the ICT@Innovations Project sponsored by GIZ, a classic example of using ICT to educate, but also make business. The conference code named ‘eLearning Africa’ was the continent’s premier annual conference on ICT-enhanced learning which was hosted by Tanzania that showcased a wealth of proposals that promises […]