7th Annual E-Gov Africa 2013 March 25 to 27, 2013 in Munyono, Uganda

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The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is organising the 7th Annual E-Gov Africa 2013<http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/e-government-africa/> conference from March 25 to 27, 2013 in Munyono, Uganda, a follow-on to our very successful event last year held in Gaborone.  In anticipation of a high-level presence from across our membership at this flagship event, we are in the final stages of planning the conference in the Commonwealth Speke Resort (the most advanced conference centre in Eastern Africa).

This event is hosted by Uganda Communications Commission  (UCC) Uganda and this year’s Patron is Ministry of Information and Communications Technology Uganda.

The Forum is acknowledged by all parties, including NEPAD and ITU, as the foremost platform in Sub-Saharan Africa for sharing knowledge and best practices. I have attached a draft version of the agenda<http://www.cto.int/wp-content/themes/solid/_layout/dc/events/up-ev/e-gov-13/e-gove-agenda.pdf> (subject to weekly changes) and you will note that this edition benefits from the knowledge partnership of UNDESA the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs Public Management Division.
The key themes of the seventh edition include:

*   Governing E-Governance: Structuring, Funding and Implementing E-Government Programmes
*   E-Governance at Work: Theory vs. Appropriate Practice
*   Enabling Technologies and Underpinning Infrastructure
*   Open Data for Open Government: Reliable Record-Keeping and the Ecosystem
*   Online and mobile financial transactions: Developing a secure regime for digital signatures

Over 250 like-minded individuals from the Commonwealth have already signalled their intention to share knowledge about the latest e-governance models, hear case studies from pioneers, compare experiences with joined-up government and build bridges with others in the sector.

E-Government implementers from the region’s emerging powerhouses will be headlining the event and include:

*   Katherine GETAO, e-Government Directorate, Presidency and Cabinet Affairs Office, Government of Kenya
*   Dr. Jabiri BAKARI, Chief Executive Officer, e-Government Agency, Tanzania
*   Dr. Francis F. TUSUBIRA, Chairperson, National Information Technology Authority, Uganda

*   Khassoum WONE, General Manager, Agence de l’Informatique de l’Etat, Presidency of the Republic, Senegal
*   Armand LICHAMBANY, Managing Director, Digital Economy Department, Ministry of Digital Economy, Communication and Post, Gabon
*   Gerald ILUKWE, Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Backbone, Nigeria

Day 2 of the event, Tuesday March 26, will focus on the application of M-services: Fostering Service Innovation, Security and Privacy. With a session on ensuring security for socially-valued m-services; mobile money and mobile payment services and featuring a panel discussion on stimulating utilisation of mobile money and other m-services in Africa.
Day 3 of the event, Wednesday March 27, will hone in on the application of ICTs for resolving the crisis of food security, particularly in the backdrop of famine in the Horn of Africa. With a special session on Geographic Information Systems and Remote-Sensing for Food Security and Land Management in Africa. This is led by Foster Mensah, the Executive Director for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services, University of Ghana.
Strong industry interest has resulted in most of the sponsorship opportunities being taken up leading to an exciting industry exhibition. The event promises to be a superlative experience for participants, mixing knowledge generation with networking and showcasing.

The eGov Africa Forum 2013 sponsors to date are from the likes of ZTE, Ericsson, Oracle and Twenty Third Century Systems

To register as a delegates , please visit our event website http://www.cto.int/wp-content/themes/solid/_layout/dc/events/up-ev/e-gov-13/egov-africa-2013-reg.pdf

To confirm registration, please print the Registration form, complete the details, fax the completed registration form to the fax number 0044 2086003819

There are limited places available for registrations, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and should there be any queries, please do not hesitate to contact

To attend as a delegate, sponsor /exhibit
Nowshard Yehiya
Tel : 0044 208 6003810

Joseph Long
Tel : 0044208 600 3817

For Speaking Opportunities
Vineeta Shetty
Deputy Events Manger
Tel: 0044 208 600 3805

Thanking you for joining us in promoting the 7th Annual E-Gov Africa 2013<http://www.cto.int/events/upcoming-events/e-government-africa/> and should there be any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards

Nowshard Yehiya


Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)

64-66 Glenthorne Road  Hammersmith, London W6 0LR,

United Kingdom.

Direct Line: 0044 208600 3810

Switchboard:0044 208600 3800

Fax: 0044 208 6003819

Email: n.yehiya@cto.int<mailto:n.yehiya@cto.int&gt;