ICTAU Board Chairman, Albert Mucunguzi

Ahead of it’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for December 15th, Uganda’s ICT Association, the umbrella organisation for private sector stakeholders within the ICT industry has released its Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2021.

The ICT Association of Uganda seeks to champion digital inclusion, providing a range of benefits and support to its member organisations, and advocating on behalf of and for the whole ICT industry and practitioners within the industry to see the industry succeed and grow, and ultimately deliver the maximum economic, social and development benefits to Uganda.

The Strategic Plan outlines the objectives the Association will pursue over a three-year period, including membership growth, setting up of a self-sustaining and profit-generating Secretariat, consolidation of member services portfolio, continuing to lead on ICT advocacy, and conducting industry research to ensure the policies are formulated on the basis of detailed industry information.

“Over the next three years, ICTAU will seek to consolidate its position as the primary private sector-led membership organisation for the ICT sector in Uganda, and work to grow the number, capacity and engagement of its member companies and partner organizations and advocate for the sustainable and successful growth of the ICT industry in Uganda,” noted Albert Mucunguzi, the Board Chairman.

The Strategic Plan entails the following targets:

  1. Membership – Target: ICTAU to have over 500 paid members by 2021
  2. Secretariat & Governance – Target: Full ICTAU Secretariat and Structure in place to support Board by 2021
  3. Member Services – Target: Core member service portfolio in place, with distinctive member benefits at each level
  4. Advocacy – Target: Active advocacy on behalf of the whole ICT sector, and an annual stakeholder and marketing plan in place
  5. Industry Research and Publications – Target: Research programme and regular industry report to show the progress and contribution of the ICT industry to Uganda.

A copy of the Strategic Plan can be downloaded here.

This year, the ICTAU started working with the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva to support the Association in the next stages of its development, under the Performance Improvement Roadmap (PIRM).