Rwanda will once again host another Youth Connekt Summit from October 8th to 10th, 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre. Themed 'Connekting Youth for Continental Transformation' it will focus on the youth’s role and gains from the recently signed ACFTA that has put cross-border trade at the forefront of the African...
The 6th edition of the Cyber Defence East Africa regional opened this morning at Statistics House. The two -day event organized by European company NRD Cyber Security and National Information Technology Authority - Uganda (NITA-U) aims to build cybersecurity capacity for Uganda. The conference attracted cybersecurity professionals along with policymakers and...
Reach A Hand, Uganda on Wednesday 1st August, officially unveiled nominees for the 2018 Young Achievers Awards (YAA) at the press and dinner gathering event that was held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Out of the 400+ applications that were submitted in, 45 emerged as nominees, taking/selecting 5 nominees...
Ugandan startups Akaboxi - a digital financial inclusion system that enables smallholder farmers in a community to manage and monitor their savings together, and Lawyers 4 Farmers -  a team of lawyers working with farmers to help them solve legal challenges they face, are among the 23 African startups that emerge finalists...
The Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) has selected 35 students from different universities across the country to participate at its Agriculture Hackathon - funded by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). The selected students are given up to 5 days beginning 30th July to 3rd August to come up with ICT...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has partnered with Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) to organize a university hackathon that will see innovators (university students) come up with ICT solutions that can solve agricultural problems. The event is scheduled to run for 5 days beginning 30th July to 3rd August at...
The Digital Transformation Congress, hosted by IT News Africa, is scheduled for 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. The conference will bring together hundreds of senior executives who will explore emerging technology trends such as AI, IoT, blockchain, GDPR, IT security, 5G and robotics, and how they...
The ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) back in 2016 re-introduced its monthly event, dubbed LAN (adopted from Local Area Network) with the hashtag #LANReloaded, as a platform for industry stakeholders and technology enthusiasts to meet for business networking purposes. The first of these was held on 10th November 2016 at the Sky...
The Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Honourable Edouard Ngirente, this morning officially declared the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) 2018 open in Kigali, Rwanda. AIS II will focus on innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance. ...
Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future, today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. The Prize aims to find digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the continent. USAID’s Digital...