NITA-U signs partnership with SOLVE & Kafeero Foundation
The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) this morning signed partnerships with SOLVE Incubation and Kafeero Foundation to facilitate collaboration in development of Government services aimed at transforming social and economic development in Uganda.
Acting ED NITA-U Mr. Peter Kahiigi appends his signature on the MOU`s as Barbarah Imaryo Manager Legal Services (NITA-U) looks on
SOLVE is a software incubation hub that pools a diverse group of individuals to build solutions to everyday community, public and industry challenges.
Acting ED NITA-U Mr. Peter Kahiigi handing over the MOU to Japheth Lead Innovation Village as Barbarah Imaryo Manager Legal Services (NITA-U) and representatives from SOLVE look on
Kafeero Foundation is a social enterprise that inspires and empowers individuals, communities and economies to grow through innovation.
Acting ED NITA-U Mr. Peter Kahiigi handing over the MOU to Aziz Kafeero founder Kafeero Foundation
Presiding over the signing ceremony, Acting ED NITA-U Peter Kahiigi challenged the parties to develop home grown e-services to avert the challenges associated with public service delivery. “Let us commit to our children that they won’t line up and fill forms to access government services.”
Japheth Kawanguzi the Lead Innovation Village noted that with Uganda`s surging population the biggest percentage being youth, a partnership with NITA-U provides great opportunity to build a force within the ecosystem that will champion development, commercialisation and scaling of solutions
“We plan to explore ways to pass on literacy about the NITA-U programs and other digitization efforts within Government through campaigns, social media and the Kafeero.TV platform’’ said Aziz Kafeero, Founder of Kafeero Foundation.
The Objectives for entering into these partnerships include:
- Digital Skilling: Using the Information Access Centre (IAC) to provide digital skills trainings, create a digital/online platform for E-learning. We will track the improvement of digital literacy across the country and create opportunities for employment.
- ICT Awareness and marketing: increase access to online content, cross platform marketing through their digital platforms, leveraging of Government communication platforms, etc. aimed at increasing ICT literacy and uptake of E-Services.
- Job Creation: develop a talent pool of software developers that government will tap into to facilitate development of solutions and hence creating jobs for majority youth that will be absorbed from the Academia
- Development of E-services: mentorship and support of developer communities, technical support to be extended to facilitate development of e-services targeting challenges associated with public service provision.
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