Support for Innovators
The Ministry of ICT & National Guidance has made a commitment to accelerate national digital transformation and create opportunities for youth employment through Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Innovations initiatives.
In a bid to boost innovation, the Government of Uganda set up the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP) with a primary goal of tackling bottlenecks in the ecosystem.
The programme was also expected to create a digital ecosystem by promoting the development and deployment of applications to create an open ecosystem in Uganda.
National ICT Innovation Hub
Government constructed the National ICT Innovation Hub to address challenges faced by budding young innovators especially access to a conducive environment to create ICT solutions that can be consumed locally and internationally.
The hub was established to address the following;
- Access to conducive work space with inbuilt tools for development, including workstation, and stable internet connection. The hub has been furnished to sit over 100 innovators in one go. The hub has a fast fibre internet connection supplied by NITA-U.
- Meeting space – here innovators can set up and meet/make presentations to potential investors, partners or their target market. Six (6) meeting rooms available for meetings, trainings and presentations.
- State of the art 300-seater auditorium – constructed to hold trainings and events occurring the ICT space. The auditorium has also provided suitable space for other MDAs to host events
- In-house cafeteria – creates an environment for users of the facility to prepare /have refreshments in a restaurant-like set atmosphere.
The ICT innovation drive has led to the development of various solutions to support the digitizing of government services across all public sectors. Here are some of the outstanding ones;
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