The Conference will comprise a number of plenary sessions as well as break-out sessions that will feature presentations and discussions by prominent industry leaders, academics, regulators & policy makers, business actors (including emerging technological/digital entrepreneurs and the youth) and opinion leaders, as well as representatives from development partner organizations.

The break-out sessions will allow for more in-depth and technical analyses of salient issues arising from the thematic focus of the conference. The sub-themes suggested below will enable a broad range of discussions on the current state of Uganda’s transformation capacity and generate valuable insights for improved policy making.




  • Secretariat

8:30 - 8:40am

Administration Announcement

  • Secretariat

9:00 – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

  • Managing Partner – KTA Advocates
  • President - Uganda Law Society

9:15 – 9:30 am

Official opening & Key note address:

9:30 – 10:00 am

Technology Transfer & the role of Upskilling in Effectively Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • Panelist
  • H.E. Gen (Rtd) Yoweri Kaguta T. Museveni - President of the Republic of Uganda.

10:00 – 10:30 am

Topic: Policy Considerations for Navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution: How Uganda’s Policies on Innovation can Create and Grow a Knowledge-Based Economy

  • Panelist
  • Minister of ICT

10:30 – 11:15 am

Panel Discussion
Q n A

  • Panelists
  • Chair: Julius Torach, Commissioner MOICT, Board Member, NITA, 4IR Rep Uganda
  • Hon. Vincent Bagiire, Ministry of ICT
  • Antony Thompson- World Bank
  • Rosa Malango, UNCDF
  • Google Africa

11:15 – 12:30 am


12:30 – 1:15 pm

Leveraging Technology to Ensure Effective Service Delivery in Health Sector”
This panel will explore how technologies like drones & the internet of things elp improve service delivery in the health sector.

  • Panel Discussion
  • Q n A
  • Chair: Edgar Tabaro- KTA Advocates
  • Hon. Ruth Aceng- Minister of Health
  • Daniel Marfo- Vice President Zipline
  • Dr. Rosalind Parkes Ratanshi- Infec
  • tious Diseases Institute
  • Harrison Wolf- World Economic Forum

1:15 – 2:00 pm


2:00pm – 3:30pm

Breakout sessions
BS1- 01 Topic – Valuation & Securitization of Intellectual property assets.
Chair- Patrick Mugisha- Ministry of Science & Technology
This panel will explore the sticky issue of how to value IP assets and how the assets can be used to secure loans and other transactions.

  • Panelists
  • Amani IP
  • IP Cluster Uganda Law Society
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Agaba Gilbert, Uganda Registration Services Bureau

  • BS1- 02 Topic – Big Data, Drones, Artificial Intelligence & the Innovation of Things- The How to of Lawfully Monetize Innovation.
  • This panel will explore sectors in the 4IR and how they can be successfully be leveraged and monetized.

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Breakout sessions
BS1- 03 Topic – The Private Sector and their contribution to Innovation and Economic Growth in Uganda.
This panel will explore the role of the private sector and in particular the gig economy, e-commerce sector, banking & fintech in growing economy, promoting innovation, creating jobs and influencing policy. The panel will also explore challenges faced by the Private Sector.
Chair- Tony Otoa, Stanbic Incubator

  • Panelists
  • Maxine Dieudone, SafeBoda
  • Ron Kawamara, Jumia
  • PSFU
  • Hon. Grace Adong Choda, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Trade
  • Development agency

3.30 - 4.00pm

Innovators Pitch to Panel of Experts


8:00 – 8:30 am


  • Secretariat

8:30 – 9:00 am

Administrative announcements

  • Secretariat

9.00 - 9.30 am

Asmahaney Saad – Partner KTA Advocates, Recap of Day 1

9.30 - 10.00 am

The Role of Intellectual Property Policy in Facilitating Growth in the 4IR
Mercy K. Kainobwisho- Registrar General, URSB

10.00 - 10.30 am

Health Break

10.30 - 11.00 am

Intellectual Property as the driver for innovation in the 4IR
Moderator – Bonita Mulelengi (IP & TMT Practice Head -KTA Advocates)
This panel will explore how intellectual property can be harnessed to spur innovation.

  • Panelists
  • Professor Anthony C. Kakooza- Sipi Law, Uganda Christian University
  • Ulrike Till- World Intellectual Property Organization
  • James Kasigwa- Ministry of Science & Technology
  • Mercy Kainobwisho, Registrar General, Uganda Registration Services Bureau

11.00 - 12.00pm

Panel Discussion
“Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences: How Geographical Indications have the Potential to Fuel Economy”
This panel will explore how the protection of genetic and natural resources such as oil, ankole cow, bark cloth can increase brand value and grow economy.
Chair: KTA Advocates

  • Panelists
  • Dr. Sheila Mutungi
  • Baker and Mckenzie
  • UNOC
  • Dr. Dick Kamugasha

12.00 - 1.00 pm

Panel Discussion
Topic: Telecommunications and Financial Services: The rise of Mobile money and electronic payments
This panel will explore inter-connectivity, interoperability and how the telecom sector facilitates payments. The panel will discuss the nuances of the payment space and the new National Payment Systems Act
Chair: Mastercard Foundation

  • Panelists
  • Enid Edroma- MTN Uganda
  • Bank of Uganda
  • Denis Kakonge- Airtel Uganda
  • Rob S- SafeBoda Pay
  • Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo- UCC



2.00 - 3.30 pm

Breakout sessions
BS2- 01 Topic -The role of Courts in Intellectual Property Enforcement. Venue
This panel will explore the role of the Judiciary in protecting intellectual property. The panel will share insights from leading cases in the area of intellectual property.
Chair- Edwin Tabaro- KTA Advocates

  • Panelist
  • Rt. Hon. Justice Dr. Yorokamu Bam
  • wine (Principal Judge Emeritus)
  • IP Cluster Uganda Law Society
  • Silver Kyagulanyi
  • Hon. Justice Henry Peter Adonyo
  • Hon. Justice Musa Ssekana

2.00 - 3.30 pm

Breakout sessions
BS2- 03 Topic -Commercialization of Intellectual Property: Techprenuers and Creatives.
This panel will explore how tech-preneurs, creatives like musicians, artisans and fashion designers can make money through protecting their Intellectual Property.

  • Panelist
  • Emmanuel Emodek- Chap Chap
  • IP Cluster Uganda Law Society
  • James Sewakiryanga (Sewa), Janzi Band

3.30 - 4.30 pm

Plenary (All re-convene)
Chair –KTA

4.30 - 5.00 pm

Award Ceremony


  • 1. Morning sessions will have a key note address and a panel discussion (with Day 1 and day 2 having exhibition and Rapporteur’s report respectively)
  • 2. Afternoon sessions will have breakout sessions of 20-50 people each. Participants will be allocated the respective breakout sessions one day before the symposium. The breakout sessions will have a plenary where session chairs summarize key points from each of their session.
  • 3. The Symposium shall adopt a paperless policy. All transactions will be online, including registration.
  • 4. The symposium shall also establish a call Centre where participants may call in to contribute / ask questions or register any complaint.
  • 5. The Convenor shall establish a secretariate at the venue a day to symposium.