Mr. Richard Obita - Director Planning, Research and Development

Mr. Richard Obita - Director Planning, Research and Development

Richard Obita is the Director, Planning, Research and Development at the National Information Technology Authority Uganda. Richard has over 10 years' experience in planning and management. 
Prior to his appointment, Richard worked as Manager Planning, Strategy and Performance at NITA-U where he was charged with the responsibility of Planning and budgeting for the Institution and development of both Institutional and National strategies, frameworks and policies in alignment with National objectives enshrined in the National Development Plan (NDPIII), ICT sector Strategic Plan and NITA-U Strategic Plan. 
Richard is also currently the Ag. Project Coordinator for the World Bank funded Project; the Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (RCIP.
 Previously, he worked as NITA-U’s IT Services Manager where he was charged with the responsibility of streamlining procedures for acquisition and delivery of e-Government services to Government Ministries, Department and Agencies and District Local Governments (MDAs/DLGs) in line with the strategy for Rationalization of IT services in Government. Prior to that he worked as the Standards Officer at NITA-U. 
Richard holds a Masters of Business Administration-International Business (MBA-IB) from Amity University-India, a Master’s of Science Degree in Data Communications and Software Engineering (MSC.DCSE) from Makerere University Kampala, a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Telecommunications Engineering (BETE) from Kyambogo University and Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering (DTE) from Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology.
 He is also certified in Information Technology (IT) Service Management (ISO/IEC 20000) through APMG International-UK and has a certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) obtained from the Uganda Institute of Information and communications Technology
We are confident that Richard will continue to contribute positively to the collective effort of Digitizing Uganda.