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Public Urged to Attend Virtual Session on Uganda’s Strategy for Emerging Technologies

The Ministry of ICT and National Guidance and the National Taskforce on Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Technologies will on Monday Oct.26 hold a virtual meeting with stakeholders on Uganda’s National strategy on 4IR.

This is aimed at validating the strategy which has been developed by experts over the last one year.

The Taskforce Chairman, Hon John Nasasira invited members of the public to a zoom webinar that will take place on October 26, 2020 10:00 AM (Nairobi).

The Stakeholders Validation Workshop for Uganda’s 4IR National Strategy will last only two hours.

“I call upon Ugandans to Register in advance for this webnair and have the opportunity to give views on what kind of country they would like to see in the future as we embrace these new technologies,” said Hon Nasasira.

The public is encouraged to follow the link and and register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4TGrc8jbR9mBsdYk9tnBgg

“After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar,” he added.

President Museveni in April 2019 inaugurated a team of experts to guide the country on the 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies.

Museveni emphasised to the team to think holistically while embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution saying that the new technology should help all the people to produce goods and services according to comparative advantage.

He stressed the need for Africa to carry out market integration so that the continent enjoys integrated economic space; adding that the 4th Industrial Revolution should work to help all other traditional sectors bearing in mind that human needs do not change.

The National Task Force was selected from innovation hubs, private sector, academia, civil society, Uganda’s development partners and the Government of Uganda.

The team has been studying the 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies to advise Government on policy interventions, possible implementation areas and the ecosystem for the adoption and promotion.

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