Uganda: Second Policy Board and Management Committee meeting on Information and Communication Technologies and Disabilities

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: 
Uganda, Kampala
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO together with UNICEF will organize a Second Policy Board and Management Committee meeting on ICT and Disabilities in Kampala, Uganda, on 15 April 2015. This event aims to strengthen the policy environment and build institutional capacities through Inclusive Technology to ensure Inclusive Education and Access to Information in Uganda.
The agenda will include:
- presentation on the drafting of a study on Uganda’s current progress in relation to key objectives and actions in the use of Assistive Technology for people living with disabilities by Uganda Technology & Management University;
- presentation of a discussion paper on the Policy instrument on the use of Assistive Technology for Inclusive Education and Access to Information by United Nations University;
- and, a presentation of Implementation of planned activities in second quarter by UNESCO.

This meeting will attract the participation of Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Uganda, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, National Information Technology Authority, National Curriculum Development Centre, Uganda Printing and Publish Corporation, Uganda Printing and Publish Corporation, Deaf Link Uganda, Uganda National Association for the Blind, National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda, Uganda Society for Disabled Children, Kyambogo University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda Technology & Management University, The National Library or Consortium of Uganda, and, Uganda National Teachers’ Union.

This activity is a follow up meeting to the first Meeting on promoting the rights of persons with disabilities through the use of inclusive technologies which was held on 27 January 2015 in Uganda. It falls within the framework of UNESCO’s Main Line of Actions to enable universal access and preservation of information and knowledge and the Expected Result to promote Open Solutions for Knowledge Societies in Uganda.