The second edition of the East African Communication Organisation (EACO) meeting is set to commence today, with regional communication leaders already gathered in the country.
Hosted by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the meeting will run from Wednesday July 19 to Friday July 21 at the UCC House Bugolobi, Kampala.
The meeting which will gather close to 300 delegates from Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Malawi will focus on sustainable e-waste management in the region.
Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is expected to officiate the opening of the ceremony.
The stakeholders are expected to deliberate on the fast-paced technological developments and how it can benefit the masses.
“The Congress will discuss different ICT strategies that include the peering and Interconnection in East Africa, global and regional trends in the Internet Ecosystem, periodic review of the academic curriculum, among others,” a statement from UCC reads.
What is EACO
The East African Communications Organization (EACO) is a regional organization that brings together national ICT regulators, operators, services providers (in the telecommunication, broadcasting and postal sub-sectors) ICT training institutions and other stakeholders in the communication sector within Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda.
The broad objective of EACO which was established in 2000 is to strengthen and promote cooperation among the five EAC Countries in the development and provision of postal, telecommunication and broadcasting services in East Africa and Headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda.