UIGF

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 18/09/2013
8:15 am - 2:00 pm

Location
HIve Colab

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‘The Internet Society Chapter Uganda in partnership with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) 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 IG issues relevant to the country; build consensus on national and regional positions around relevant IG issues and share the outcomes of the regional fora in East Africa.

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.”

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Time Activity Speaker/moderator
08:00am – 08:30am Arrival and registration of participants ISOC Uganda
08:30am – 08.45am Welcome Remarks Lillian Nalwoga
09:45am – 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. Mr Bob Lyazi, Director RCDF – UCC (TBD)Mr. Mike Barnard, Director – Uganda Internet Exchange Point (UIXP)

Mr. Julius Torach, Director of e-government, NITA – U

      Joseph Munuulo, Systems Administrator- Uganda Registration Services Bureau

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 – UAshnah Kalemera- OpenNet Africa Initiative 

Mr. Peter G. Mwesige,Director Africa Center for Media Excellence

12:45pm – 01:15pm Q&A session and discussion ICTAU Secretary General Mr. Albert Mucunguzi.
01:15pm – 02:00pm Way forward, closure and Lunch Lillian Nalwoga

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