Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo
Acting Executive Director @ UCC
Mrs Irene Kaggwa-Sewankambo is the Director for Engineering and Communication Infrastructure at the Uganda Communications Commission. She possesses a vast experience in the ICT sector spanning policy development, research, regulation and implementation in various aspects including internet development, licensing, universal access, quality of service, numbering resource management as well as promotion of research and innovation. An engineer by profession, Mrs Sewankambo holds a Master of Science in Communications Systems and Signal Processing from University of Bristol in United Kingdom and a Master of Science in Economic Management and Policy (Business Economic Pathway) from University of Strathclyde in United Kingdom. She acquired her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University Kampala. Prior to this appointment, Mrs Sewankambo was the Head of Research and Development Unit as well as Coordinator of the Office of the Executive Director.
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.