KAS Uganda’s 2021 Social Media Conference to happen next week

The Social Media Conference organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is set to happen between 25th to 26th August virtually at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

The social media conference will facilite the exchange of information and practices on digital cooperation and social media diplomacy while identifying emerging social media issues and bringing them to the attention of the responsible public bodies.

It will also contribute to capacity building for Internet governance in Africa, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise.

The discourse intends to unite policy-makers, industry professionals, academics and civil society activists to discuss the role of social media in Africa and Globally, big data, digital innovation and mobile technology.

The list of expected panelists and speakers at this year’s Social Media Conference consists of 34 members from various categories and they include;

Dr William Tayebwa – Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow of American council of Learned Societies

Adonia Ayebare – Ugandan Ambassador to the UN

Opolot Nicholas – Programme Officer, Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan

Anna Reismann – Country Director, KAS Uganda

Raymond Mujuni – investigative journalist

Kwezi Tabaro – Deputy Director, LéO Africa Institute

Wanjuhi Njoroge – Founder, People Planet Africa

Besigye Andrew – Public Policy and Communications Expert, Ministry of ICT

Awel Uwihanganye – Founder, LéO Africa Institute

Dr. Paul Kasenene – Wellness and Nutrition Specialist

Alex Taremwa – Digital Journalist and Academic, Aga Khan University, Kenya

Moses Owiny – ED Centre for Multilateral Affairs Uganda (CfMA)

Dr. Okello Ayen – Director Public Health & Environment, Kampala Capital City Authority

Jacob Eyeru – Chairperson of the National Youth Council

Mathias Kamp – Policy Advisor East Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Abubakar Matanda – Advocate and ANT Youth Leader

Adeke Anna – District Woman MP, Soroti

Agnes Igoye – Deputy National Coordinator for prevention of trafficking in persons

Solomon Serwanjja – Executive Director, AIIJ

Lynna Abaho – Labour Support Officer, Ministry of Gender

Ojok Okello – Social Commentator, Humanitarian and Entrepreneur

Rushongoka Wa Mpiira – Sustainability Expert

Blanshe Musinguzi – Journalist, Africa Report

Denis Nabende – URSB Corporate Affairs Manager

Dr. Benedict Akimana – Pyschiatrist, Butabika Hospital

Susan Nandudu – Executive Director, ACTADE

Peter Benhur Nyeko – CEO, Mandulis Energy

Cathy Adengo – Stanbic Bank Uganda, Head of Sustainability

Claire Leduc – Cooperation Attache, French Embassy

Tricia Bigirwa – Feminist writer, lawyer and activist

Patience Atuhaire – BBC Reporter

Allan Chekwech – Co-head Production Hub, Nation Media Group Uganda

Aka Dope – Band

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