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UGPass Project Wins NITA-U Prestigious Global Award in Geneva

On May 27th 2024,The National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) was awarded the esteemed World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) Digital Service Design Prize 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland for their innovative UGPass project.

The price award was presented to Amb. Marcel Tibaleka, the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva.

The World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) is a global initiative to foster a more inclusive and equitable information society. Through various programs and recognitions, WSIS promotes advancements in digital governance and the effective use of technology to improve lives worldwide.

Amb. Marcel Tibaleka, the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations receiving the award presented to NITA-U

The WSIS Digital Service Design Prize, now in its second edition, celebrates significant advancements in e-government services designed to enhance user experiences by focusing on user journeys, needs, and life events. These services are delivered using Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), building blocks, and open-source software components.

This year’s award highlights NITA-U’s exceptional contribution to digital governance and its commitment to creating a secure, efficient, and inclusive digital ecosystem.

UGpass is a digital authentication and electronic signatures solution that helps you sign or seal documents online in a fast, convenient and secure manner thereby creating digital trust

UGPass intends to improve trust, security, and efficiency within Uganda, demonstrating remarkable integration and impact across various sectors.

Amb. Marcel Tibaleka, the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva while receiving the award price. “We are incredibly grateful for the recognition this award brings, It strengthens our commitment to the continued development and support of UGPass, a pivotal digital certification and electronic signature solution. The government is dedicated to ensuring that this platform empowers Ugandans and fosters a secure and efficient digital ecosystem in our nation. We remain committed to continuous improvement and expansion, ensuring UGPass remains a valuable tool for years to come.”

NITA-U extends its heartfelt thanks to the WSIS Committee for this honor. This award not only highlights the progress made but also reinforces the commitment to future advancements in digital governance.

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