A press statement released by the Minister of State for Information Hon. Joyce Juliet Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, on 18th January, 2023, states that the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Certificate of Digital Literacy (ICDL) Africa.
According to the statement, the memorandum is meant to facilitate and implement among others establishing digital skills standards for the workforce in Uganda, ensure enhancement of digital skills training delivery across the different structures in the education system, promote the reskilling and upskilling of government workforce to acquire appropriate digital skills to support e-Government service delivery and support the realization of the Digital Uganda Vision.
The Minister said that this is part of the wider government engagement with key partners that are geared towards enhancing government’s ability to deliver eservices to the citizens of Uganda as envisioned in the Digital Uganda Vision.
She continued stating that in order to kick start this MoU, ICDL Africa has committed
to supporting the government to undertake digital skills assessment across government to ascertain the level of digital skills gap.
She asked the Ministry together with other government MDAs to provide appropriate support to this cause.
“This is a significant milestone for the Ministry of ICT & NG
guidance in our quest to ensure that government
employees and the citizens have the requisite skills to
support and use the eGovernment initiatives. I commit to
provide necessary support that will ensure this MoU is a success,” Hon. Nabbosa said.
Ms. Solange Umulisa; General Manager ICDL Africa said that ICDL is excited to partner with Uganda in its digitalization era.
“I am excited about this milestone, and to be adding Uganda to the lists of governments that we are directly partnering with to promote digital skills within government and the citizens. We are committed to enabling as many as possible to acquire 21st century digital skills,” Umulisa stated.
The MoU is to be implemented in five years through a collaborative effort.