Uganda to host the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary General-H. E Houlin Zhao

Comments to the ICT committee of parliament on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill 2015
August 24, 2018

Uganda is set to host the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union-Mr. As UCC celebrates 20 years of regulation, we are proud to announce the visit of H.E Houlin Zhao, who will give a key note speech at the UCC-ICT Symposium, scheduled to take place on 3rd October 2018.

 

About ITU:
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.  Founded in 1865, with its headquarters in Geneva Switzerland; and 12 regional offices, ITU is an organization based on public-private partnership since its inception, ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and over 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions.

Focus areas of ITU

  • Accessibility: Accessibility to ICTs: Achieving Equitable Communications for Everyone
  • Broadband: Affordable, Ubiquitous Broadband Networks
  • Climate Change: ICTs, Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity: ITU Cybersecurity Activities
  • Digital Divide: Connect the World
  • Emergency Telecommunications: Telecommunications Saves Lives
  • Internet: Internet Policy and Governance
  • Gender equality: Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls through ICTs
  • Youth and Academia: Youth, Innovation and Academia

Uganda and the ITU

With its global membership, ITU brings the benefits of modern communication technologies to people everywhere in an efficient, safe, easy and affordable manner.
Membership benefits include;

  • Interaction and engage with top decision makers in the ICT sector enabling it participate in influencing technical and policy decisions in the global ICT sector.
  • National visibility and positioning for our ICT sector, and industry leadership, organizations
  • first hand access to information on funding opportunities for various ICT initiatives and projects which would be beneficial to the Country.
  • Capacity building through more interaction of Uganda’s technocrats with global ICT industry experts resulting into better policy, regulatory and technical capacity for Uganda’s ICT sector.
  • Council membership gives Uganda the opportunity to influence decisions, share your message, shape policy & strategy
  • This membership gives Uganda insight and understanding of key industry trends and developments

About UCC:
The Uganda Communications Commission started its regulatory role 20 years ago. Over the years, UCC has supported the use and access of ICT as a critical enabler for Development.

UCC will celebrate twenty years of regulation with an ICT symposium that will feature distinguished panelists from different ICT backgrounds.

These   include:

Dr. Dorothy Okello a distinguished scholar from the Department of Electrical Engineering-Makerere University.

Ham Namakajo, an innovator and founder of FEZA APP

Hon. Vincent Bagiire-PS-Ministry of ICT and National Guidance

Mr. Godfrey Kisekka, an accomplished Telecom Industry player

Mr. Kojo Boakye, Head of Policy, Facebook

Dr. Ally Simba, Executive Secretary, the East African Communications Organization.

Other expected guests include Directors of the  regional regulatory bodies  and other ICT agencies.