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Third week of July: Events to look out for

Kampala Serena Hotel

Good afternoon. The second of week of July was full of activity, with protests against social media and mobile money taxes dominating social conversations and media coverage. As we head for the third week of this month, the same topic will feature on the agenda for the Monday cabinet sitting in which ministers will deliberate on the way forward. Resolutions will be announced to the public by the ICT minister on Tuesday during the weekly briefing at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.

Tuesday July 17

The Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) will this coming Tuesday, together with the other industry regulators and practitioners gather for a discussion on how risk can be managed in the ever-changing financial environment.

The event will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel under the theme, ‘managing risk in a growing and fast-changing environment’.

Financial Inclusion Meeting

Still, on the same day, there will be a 2-hour breakfast meeting at Cafe Javas along Parliament Avenue focusing on financial inclusion. Participants will discuss various topics including mobile banking, digital trading, forex businesses among others.

Shaping East Africa 2018

Shaping East Africa is an inaugural regional summit of Global Shapers that will draw over 200 participants occupying the Eastern Africa region including Ethiopia. The 3-day dialogue is expected to bring together the brightest young minds in the region to discuss solutions to issues that directly affect their communities.

Registration for the event which will be held in Kampala between October 18-20, 2018 is still ongoing.

Friday, July 20

Andela, a company that specializes in training software developers, is launching a head office in the Ugandan capital, Kampala and they are now seeking for applicants who are committed to unlocking their full potential and improving the world using technology.

The deadline for applying to join the Andela Fellowship is July 20, 2018.

GCDC Kampala Meetup

This coming Friday, the Outbox technology hub will from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm host the GCDC Kampala community. The meetup will focus on learning some of the applications of Machine learning and the opportunities that come along.

Saturday, July 21

The Innovation Village, a tech incubator located in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb will this coming Saturday host an event dubbed Business and Biscuits. The event will involve pitching competitions, mentorship talks among other activities.

Brave Enough to Succeed

Still, on the very Saturday, another event dubbed The Ultimate “Brave Enough To Succeed” Seminar, will be held at Platinum House, Colville Street in Kampala.

Hosted by Legacy Pearls Africa, the event will start at 3pm and end at 7pm.

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