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Kampala, Uganda –  July 21, 201Innovation-Acceleration6: Avasant, a global management consulting and ICT advisory firm, is organizing an international workshop in collaboration with the World Bank and National IT Authority to promote and drive the innovation agenda in the country.  Titled “Innovation Acceleration Dialogue” (IAD), the workshop is of national importance to Uganda and is being driven by Ministry of ICT with active participation from Ministry of Agriculture, Health, Education and Justice & Law.

IAD is designed to serve as a consultative platform to decide on the most relevant institutional model and the role that a Government Innovation Center of Excellence should play. The workshop will also showcase international best practices from Kenya, United States and South Korea.  The key objectives of the workshop are:

  • Learning from successful International Government Innovation Centers
  • Highlighting Successful Innovation Lab, Incubator and Accelerator Success Stories
  • Collaborating and innovating to provide solutions to Government for effectively leveraging digital technologies
  • Discussion on the most suitable institutional and operational model for the proposed Ugandan Government Innovation Center of Excellence (COE)

The workshop will include noted innovation experts from the US, South Korea and Kenya along with key representatives from the World Bank, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UNICEF, USAID, local innovation hubs, NGOs, educational & training Institutes and entrepreneurs.

Avasant has been actively involved in developing the ICT innovation landscape in Africa, over last several years. Today, Avasant has diversified its capabilities successfully in overall socio-economic development of a country. It is recognized as a thought leader and consultancy firm in Sub-Sahara Africa and is committed to creating a vibrant economic development in the geography

About Avasant

Avasant is a leading management consulting, research and events firm servicing global clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Avasant’s talented team of consultants, lawyers and technologists average over 20 years of industry-honed experience and have conducted more than 1,000 engagements in over 40 countries worldwide.

Avasant is recognized as a leading strategic sourcing, technology optimization and globalization consulting firm. It has been consistently ranked in the top 10 ICT consulting firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, Vault Consulting and the Black Book of Outsourcing.

To learn more about Avasant, please visit www.avasant.com.

For more information, contact

Avasant LLC USA

Voice: +1 310 643 3030

Fax: +1 310 643 3033

marketing@avasant.com

contactus@avasant.com
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