Uganda to host global symposium for ICT regulators

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Uganda to host global symposium for ICT regulators
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Uganda will between July, 1 and 4, 2024 host the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) that brings together heads of national telecom and ICT regulatory authorities from around the world.

According to the State Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Godfrey Kabbyanga, hosting the symposium is a great achievement for Uagnda

“The Global Symposium for Regulators is a massive gathering of about 700 plus, regulators, policymakers, and industry players and therefore hosting it is a very big opportunity for us as a country but it is also a challenge that were are ready. Hosting that huge number isn’t easy,” said Kabbyanga.

He said that hosting this symposium aligns with Uganda’s vision to  leverage ICTs to drive socio-economic transformation and improve people’s lives.

“These conferences go beyond mere meetings; participants explore our markets, bars, and national parks, contributing significantly to local spending. The government pledges unwavering support for the successful organization of the Symposium. Collaboration between relevant government MDAs, my ministry, and UCC will ensure the resounding success of this event.”

Running under the theme, “Regulating for impact, the GSR 2024 will be co-hosted by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and National Guidance at Speke Resort .

The Uganda Communication Commission Executive Director, Nyombi Thembo said hosting the symposium positions Uganda  as a leader in the ICT sector within the region, attracts international attention and investment and provides a unique opportunity for local stakeholders to engage with global leaders, share knowledge, and learn from international best practices.

“It also underscores Uganda’s commitment to ICT development and regulatory excellence on a worldwide stage,” he said.

“The hosting of the GSR 2024 coincides with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Uganda Communications Commission. We are therefore keen on engaging with global ICT stakeholders on key issues associated with our priority areas such as consumer empowerment, cybersecurity and data protection, broadband access, digital transformation, and international collaboration.”

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