Executive training on foundations of Government information leadership in Uganda

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Uganda, Kampala
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du TOIT, Advisor for Communication & Information (Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org; Mobile: +254 (0) 728 610 912; Fax: +254 (0)20 762 2750)

UNESCO is supporting Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) in joint partnership with United Nations University (UNU) and National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) to carry out a one week executive training on foundations of Government information leadership in Kampala, Uganda. The training aims at enabling and facilitating role of ICT and E-Government (EGOV) in formulating and implementing government policies; increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of government programs and operations; and producing concrete value to the public.
Participants to the training will be drawn from by Heads of IT Departments, IT Officers, Database Administrators, Public Relations/Communications Officers, District Chief Administrative Officers, etc. from both public and private sectors in Uganda and other East African countries.

Key objectives of the training will be to raise awareness on the role of ICT for delivering public value, for transforming public administration and governance, and for advancing sustainable national development; how ICT, particularly the Web and Social Media, can help disseminate government information and promote government activities and key aspects of public information management such as information sharing, knowledge management, government information leadership and government information security and their role in helping to disseminate government information and promote government activities.

This event falls under UNESCO’s on-going activity of reinforcing the international and national outreach of Information for All Programme (IFAP) among Member States in elaborating and implementing national information policy frameworks for universal access to information.