About the Uganda IGF
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet.
The Uganda Internet Governance Forum (UIGF) has since 2006 been a platform for deliberation on internet governance concerns in the country. Debates at the annual forum focus on prioritising access and infrastructure to global trends in the internet governance agenda such as the need for increased advocacy of online freedoms, protection of vulnerable users – including children and women, intermediary liability, and net neutrality.
As the UIGF continues to mature into a platform for deliberating on internet development in the country, we’ve identified areas that need more attention: development of relevant local online content, child online protection, increased stakeholder engagement in the development of progressive laws and policies as well as their speedy enactment.
We aim to contribute to the global Internet Governance debate by:
- Raising awareness about IG issues in Uganda and participate in the IG discussions at national, regional and international level
- Advocating for Freedom of Expression on the internet
- Promoting open use of data and development of appropriate internet policy is Uganda
- Supporting the development of e-governance applications to be used in encouraging citizen participation in democracy governance in Uganda