Yesterday, 22nd June 2018, Mr. Albert Mucunguzi the Chairman of the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) came across our Uganda ICT Teachers Association (UITA) website. He saw the contact for Mr. Lukyamuzi Ronald, the interim Chairperson UITA Central Region and called him, inquiring more about UITA and expressing interest in getting us involved in ICTAU activities.
The ICTAU was formed by members of the private sector as an industry association that targets to contribute to Uganda’s technological development by bringing organisations and key ICT Stakeholders under one body capable of supporting ICT research and advocacy for projects and policies concerning adoption and usage of ICTs by the undeserved and unreached in Uganda.
The mission of ICTAU is to create an effective network between all practitioners, researchers, policy makers, government and industry to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration in development informatics in Uganda.
Invitation to ICTAU’s monthly #LANReloaded event
Mr. Mucunguzi specially invited the members of UITA to attend this month’s #LANReloaded event scheduled for next Wednesday 27th June 2018. He offered free tickets for two UITA delegates to attend the event.
The ICTAU #LANReloaded is a monthly networking event organised by the ICTAU for the ICT fraternity. The aim is to bring together different people directly and indirectly involved in the ICT industry of Uganda to network, make partnerships, discuss and share ideas, challenges and opportunities in an informal ICT-focused environment.
This is a great development for UITA. As indicated in section 4.4.9 of our UITA constitution, we need to connect and network with several institutions and stakeholders such as ICTAU, who can help us realise the UITA objectives. LAN is a golden opportunity to exchange contacts, ideas of enabling technologies, and form partnerships. The LAN is also usually attended by members from supporting Government bodies; like the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
ICT enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, academicians & policymakers know better than anyone the value of networking! Don’t miss our next #LANReloaded on 27th June at 5pm, hosted by @liquidtelecom. Free entrance for members & 20k for non-members. Come with a friend & see you there! pic.twitter.com/8jkkgh9nXN
— ICT Association of UG. (ICTAU) (@ICTAUg) 22 June 2018
Our Possible Partnership
Both UITA and ICTAU have a shared objective of bridging the digital divide. Compare the UITA Declaration and ICTAU objective 5. ICTAU also aims at developing world class Ugandan ICT institutions through professionalism thus ICTAU can support the UITA mission of providing a platform for ICT teachers to share, innovate and facilitate world-standard research, teaching and learning ICT in Ugandan schools.