The lab is an initiative of Encrypt Uganda which focuses on developing open source tools and software for human rights defenders. The lab also undertakes to analyse and find difficulties within the open source tools that might stop human rights defenders from using and/or adopting them. We are devoted to improving usability of open source tools amongst human rights defenders.

The lab works closely with open source tool developers and User Experience Designers to improve the usability on the existing tools and applications through providing feedback on tools in order to meet the needs of the community in which Encrypt Uganda operates.

The lab believes that everyone-especially Human Rights Defenders deserve tools that are user friendly and also tools that respect their need for security, privacy and transparency in order to communicate and share data.


What the Lab does



Usability Testing and Auditing