The Centre on eGovernance of the UNU-IIST, together with the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU), the Ministry of Information and National Guidance (MING) and UNESCO, organized an Executive Training on Foundations of Government Information Leadership from 8 to 9 April 2014 in Kampala, Uganda.
A total of 48 attendees were present at the event, including heads of departments at MING, national- and district-level information officers at MING responsible for collecting, storing, processing and disseminating government information, and personal assistants in the office of the Prime Minister.
The training focused on the following subjects:
- Raise awareness about the role of ICT for delivering public value, for transforming public administration and governance, and for advancing sustainable national development;
- Raise awareness on how ICT, particularly the Web and Social Media, can help disseminate government information and promote government activities;
- Raise awareness about approaches like information sharing, knowledge management, government information leadership and government information security and their role in helping to disseminate government information and promote government activities;
- Localize such approaches to conditions in Uganda, explore the benefits and challenges for their application, and develop strategies to utilize the benefits and overcome challenges;
- Explore how government information leaders, empowered by the approaches above, could contribute towards the transformation of Uganda into a Knowledge Society by 2025, and how the UNESCO National Information Society Policy could be applied to this end.
This event follows a similar one, which took place from 22 to 26 July 2013, also in Kampala, which was attended by 54 participants.