The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations. Established over 150 years ago,
Uganda is a member of ITU union Council and other different African countries under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance. The country participated in ITU Conference in Romania. The purpose was to carry out bilateral discussions, elections of the next governing council and debates on international policies that drive digital transformation and telecommunications all over the world
The Team from Uganda was led by the minister of ICT Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, Dr. Aminah Zawedde the permanent Secretary ICT and Irene Kaggwa SSewankambo The Executive Director UCC.
Uganda has been part of the council for the past two years that is 2014, 2018 and yet again has been re- elected in the council this year 2022. Uganda was re- elected to ITU council for the 2022- 2026 cycle as 1 of 13 region D (Africa) representatives. Others elected from among 17 candidates include: Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Tunisia
The minister of ICT presented Uganda’s policy statement on digital transformation to ITU members.
The NDP3 focuses on the development of a conducive policy and regulatory environment, enhancing ICT infrastructure and connectivity, digital services, ICT skilling and innovation