By Innocent Adriko
Digital Literacy Initiative joined the Uganda Internet Governance Forum organized by the Internet Society Uganda Chapter (ISOC-UG) in collaboration with other stakeholders in the internet ecosystem. The half-day forum exposed participants to a broader discussion on Redefining the Internet Eco System and Policies for inclusive Information Access during Pandemic.
The opening remarks and keynote address was delivered by Joan Katambi, the secretary general ISOC-UG who welcomed all participants at the event and recognized the role of Internet Society Uganda Chapter in engaging different stakeholders in the Internet ecosystem, with partnership from Internet Society Global, Ministry of ICT & National Guidance and the Internet Governance Forum Support Association. Lilian Nalwoga from the Internet Society gave a brief introduction about Internet Governance Forum and its fundamental objectives. Mr. Jesse Nathan Kalange the representative of the Uganda Youth IGF presented the Uganda Youth Internet Governance Report 2020 to the participants. The Forum was made up of two High-Level Panel Discussions on Tracking Uganda’s steps for a transformative digital economy post covid-19 and Digital Trust and safety in times of pandemic.
The Uganda IGF 2020 greatly focused on Policies and Innovations at Government, issues of privacy and capacity building for various concerned stakeholders. The event therefore ended with a call to all stakeholders especially the government and private sector to actively play their roles in building a safer and reliable Internet for all Ugandans, through policies reviews and promoting innovation especially among the young population.