National Information and Communications Policy 2010

Ministry of Information Communications and Technology and National Guidance
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The new ICT policy aims at supporting the realization of the national vision, ,,a transformed Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years". It highlights new emerging areas which include Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
It provides for cultural diversity as one of the Priorities of the policy. The interventions are to promote the production of cultural, educational and scientific content and giving recognition and support to ICT-based work in all artistic fields. Further provides for the development of local cultural industries suited to the linguistic and cultural context of the users; and ensuring that cultural stakeholders play their full role of content - including traditional knowledge - providers , more particularly by providing continued access to recorded information.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

i. The Regulatory emphasis must shift from attracting investment to ensuring better coverage and better quality of service (QoS),
including regulation via effective use of QoS penalties.
ii. The UCC must develop new approaches to ensuring greater inclusion in the benefits of ICT sector growth, through re-visiting
universal service obligation (USO) targets and strategies.
iii. Uganda remains acutely short of policies and initiatives aimed at enabling mass ownership of connected devices, and there is
also a shortage of coordinated efforts to exploit ICT sector opportunities.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Uganda Communications Commission
Public Sector
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)