The 7th National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2022

The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University, in collaboration with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), is organizing the 7th National Conference on Communications (NCC 2022).

The conference will take place for two days from June 21 to June 22, 2022 in a blended approach where stakeholders can attend both physically at Makerere University and virtually via zoom. The main objective of this annual conference is to present peer-reviewed research work, discuss engineering solutions to local challenges, understand industry trends and needs.

The theme of this year's conference is "Inclusive Digital Transformation Through Innovation". Under this, two innovation competitions have been organized:
1. School ICT Club Competition 
2. Cybersecurity Competition

We invite all stakeholders in their different capacities to attend the conference so as to exchange knowledge aimed towards solving existing challenges.

If you wish to attend the conference online, please follow the link below to register for virtual attendance.

Keynote Speakers 

Dr. Aminah Zawedde, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT and National Guidance (21 June, 10:50 EAT)

Dr. Assane Gueye, Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (22 June, 9:00 EAT)

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion 1: Inclusive Digital Transformation in Uganda: Opportunities and Challenges
Mr. Geoffrey Ssengendo, Head of Research and Service Development , Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) - Moderator

Dr. Moussa Bello, Director Innovations and Industry Relations, Huawei Technologies South Africa

Ms. Stella Alibateesa, National Personal Data Protection Director, National Information Technology Authority - Uganda (NITA-U)

Mr. Nicholas Mbonimpa, Chief Executive Officer, Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU)

Hon. Nyombi Thembo, Director, Uganda Communications Universal Service & Access Fund (UCUSAF)

Panel Discussion 2: Harnessing Uganda’s Innovation Potential to Achieve Digital Transformation
Dr. Cosmas Mwikirize, Superintendent-Industrial Value Chains Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Secretariat, Office of the President & Lecturer, CEDAT, Makerere University - Moderator

Mr. Richard Zulu, Founding Partner and Lead, Outbox Uganda

Ms. Peace Olive Amuge , Executive Director, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

Mr. Kwame Rugunda, Chief Executive Officer, CryptoSavannah

Dr. Roseline Akol, Lecturer, CEDAT, Makerere University

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