CIPESA, Partners to Host Uganda Internet Governance Forum 2013

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in partnership with the Internet Society Chapter Uganda and the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) will host the Uganda Internet Governance Forum (UIGF) at the Hive Colab, Kamyokya on September 18, 2013.

The one-day Forum, whose theme is “Harnessing Internet Development in Uganda: Connecting the last mile”, is a multi-stakeholder event that involves representatives from government, civil society, academia, private sector entities and individuals interested in Internet Governance (IG) issues.

The objectives of this Forum are to discuss obstacles to internet access in Uganda, establish the key current internet governance issues relevant to the country, and build consensus on national and regional positions around IG issues. The national forum will also discuss the outcomes from the regional East Africa Internet Governance Forum held in Burundi last month.

Since its inauguration in 2006, the UIGF has continued to discuss and address internet policy issues in Uganda and East Africa. The proceedings of this year’s Forum will also be presented at the Second African Internet Governance Forum to be held in Nairobi September 24-26, 2013 and the global Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia October 22-25, 2013.

Tentative Programme

 Time Activity Speaker/moderator
08:00am – 08:30am Arrival and registration of participants ISOC Uganda
08:30am – 08.45am Welcome Remarks Lillian Nalwoga
08:45am – 09:00am Keynote Address Dr. David Turahi, Director for
Information Technology and
Information Management Services – Ministry of ICT]
09:00am – 09:30am Presentation: Online discussions report Daniel Nanghaka (ISOC Uganda)
09:30am – 10:00am Q&A session Sarah Kiden  (ISOC Uganda)
10:00 am – 10:15am

Morning break

10:15am – 11:15am Panel discussion (15 mins each):  – Achieving affordable internet access in Uganda  – infrastructure and affordability; what have we achieved so far and how can we utilise the existing infrastructure Mr. Bob Lyazi, Director RCDF –
UCC (TBD)Mr. Mike Barnard, Director –
Uganda Internet Exchange
Point (UIXP)Mr. Julius Torach, Director of egovernment, NITA – UJoseph Munuulo, Systems
Administrator – Uganda
Registration Services Bureau.

Hari Kurup – Roke Telecom

11:15 am – 11:45am Q&A session and discussion Sarah Kiden
11:45am – 12:45pm Panel Discussion (15 mins each):  Online freedoms – Privacy, data protection, surveillance and censorship: what needs to be balanced? Mr. Peter Kahiigi, Director
Information Security – NITA – UMs. Ashnah Kalemera, OpenNet Africa Initiative.Mr. Peter G. Mwesige, Director
Africa Center for Media
Excellence.
12:45pm – 01:15pm Q&A session and discussion Mr. Albert Mucunguzi – ICTAU
01:15pm – 02:00pm

Way forward, closure and Lunch

Lillian Nalwoga

See past reports from the Uganda IGF here: 2011 Forum Report, 2011 Online Discussions and 2012 Forum Report.

See past reports from the East Africa IGF here:

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