KAMPALA – The Kampala International University (KIU) will hold an inaugural national conference on the inclusive technologies of the fourth industrial revolution to overcome the challenges that Ugandans face.
Running from March 25 – 27th, the three-day expo, to be held at the KIU main campus in Kansanga, will showcase innovations in health, e-commerce and pay wallets, among other areas, with the private and government leaders expected to grace the expo whose main aim is to build capacity of young Ugandan IT professionals to develop products for use by the public.
Addressing journalists on key issues, including the upcoming expo on Friday, KIU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mouhamad Mpezamihingo said the event is an opportunity to market indigenous technologies and promote mature applications.
The sessions, the VC said, will deliberate on the challenges, opportunities, policy interventions and strategies for promoting the development, deployment, accessibility, and affordability of innovative technologies in the key sectors.
The conference follows a recent successful “INSPIRED 2020’ African Women in Technology (AWIT) International Conference, organized by KIU, who was ranked the leading private university in Uganda.
Prof Mpezamihingo who is a strong proponent of the IT sector at KIU said the event also aims to deepen collaboration with other development partners, government and the private sector; and create business-to-business (B2B) networking opportunities between the KIU’s technical experts.
Students are leveraging cutting-edge technology to help solve a variety of important problems faced by many of us in our daily lives.
Vice-Chancellor said the expo will allow students to showcase their innovative projects and make presentations in front of an esteemed panel of experts, academics audiences.
Ugandans are increasingly taking centre stage in developing cutting edge innovations in ICTs with the potential to transform the way of life.