Dr. Aminah Zawedde
Permanent Secretary @ Ministry of ICT and National Guidance
I am an experienced IT professional passionate about embracing digital transformation to improve business models, service delivery and transform people’s lives. I provide strategic and technical guidance on how various sectors can leverage innovation and digital solutions to solve their problems within academia, government and the private sector. To this end, I have played a big role in strengthening the linkages between academia and industry and developing policies, strategies and programme documents for funding partners that align IT with government’s development agenda. My areas of specialty are Business Process Re-engineering, Systems integration, E-Governance, and Information Security. Consolidating my professional experience and academic background propels me to offer appropriate digital transformation insights, strategies and programmes for institutions.
Panel Discussion Three: On the Road to Digital Transformation: Is Uganda Ready?
The panel shall discuss the steps that have been taken so far in an effort to digitize Uganda. These include Government initiatives such as digitally enabled public service delivery and other legislative/ regulatory measures such as the NIISP. The panelists shall also address the challenges and gaps in implementing such initiatives and policies. These include low levels of digital literacy, limited internet coverage and low levels of digital inclusion in the country. Panelists will identify ways in which these issues can be rectified.