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4th national conference on communications september 15-16, 2016

Monday, 29th August 2016

Linking Modern ICTs to National Development- the Case of Uganda MBARARA UNIVERISTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MUST) Kihumuro Campus Draft Conference Programme September 15, 2016 – Day 1




Arrival and Registration

09:30 – 10:00

VIP arrival and Exhibition/Poster tour

10:00-11:00 Opening Plenary

Welcome remarks- Annabella Habinka, NCC host

Anthems (East African, Uganda, MUST)

Opening remarks – Godfrey Mutabazi- UCC ED

Opening address – Hon. Frank Tumwebaze-Minister forf ICT and National Guidance

Keynote address – Fueling Uganda¡¯s development agenda through modern ICTs. Dr Patrick Birungi- Director of Planning, National Planning Authority(NPA)

Coffee and tea break

11:15 – 13:00 Panel Session 1(Main Room -1)
Challenges and Opportunities of Over The Top (OTT) Services. This session would consider the challenges and opportunities of OTT services in the context of Uganda¡¯s development agenda, policy, business, innovation, consumers among others


Session Chair - Dr F.F. Tusubira; Board Chairman NITA-U


  • Ibrahim Bbossa –Manager Consumer Affairs, UCC
  • James Kasigwa – Commissioner Broadcasting Infrastructure, Ministry of ICT and National Guidance
  • Kin Kariisa – CEO, NBS,
  • Derrick Ssebbaale – Chief Technical Officer, Vodafone
  • Simon Peter Akugizibwe – Head of Data, Airtel Uganda
  • Julius Mboizi – Senior Officer Legal Affairs, UCC

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:45Breakout Session 1 (Room 1)
Communications Systems
Session chair – Dr John Busingye

Paper presenters -

14:00 – 15:45 Breakout Session 2 (Room 2)
Next Generation Networks, Protocols and Services
Session Chair – Dr Richard Sembatya
Rapporteur -


15:45 – 16:00

Coffee and Tea break

16:00 – 17:00
Moderator - MUST

Discussion and wrap up of day 1

September 16, 2016 – Day 2





Session 2 (Room 1- main room)

Harnessing digital platforms and networks for academic research This session will focus on how the academia can leverage the changing digital platforms as part of the research processes

Panel Chair – DrJonathan Serugunda


  • Eng. Isaac Kasana – Research and Education Network for Uganda(RENU)
  • Huawei
  • Dr Patricia Litho – Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University
  • Dr Fredrick Kitogo – Director Planning, research and Development NITA-U
  • Prof. Eriabu Lugujjo – Vice Chancellor, Ndejje University
  • Dr Eleanor Wozei – UCU, Chairperson Central ICT Committee


Coffee and Tea Break

11:00-13.00 Breakout Session 3 (Room 1)
Information Infrastructure
Session chairs- Dr Deborah Mudali, Dr Peter Nabende

Paper presenters

11:00-13.00 Breakout Session 4 (Room 2)
Energy and Communications
Session Chair: Dean Faculty of Science- Ndejje University – Prof. Albert Rugumayo
Rapporteur: -

Paper presenters



14: 00-16:00 Breakout Session5 (Room 1)
National ICT plans, policies, ICT in Education and Health
Session chairs – Dr Angella Musimenta, Dr Mayiga (Dean of College of computing and IS)

Paper presenters

14: 00-16:00-Breakout Session 6 (Room 2)
ICT services, applications, e-business and security
Session Chair: Dr Godfrey Andoga

Paper presenters


Coffee and tea break

16:15- 17:00

Conference Findings and Recommendations
Closing Remarks by Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye- Minister of Science Technology and Innovation