NITA-U Wins WSIS Digital Service Design Prize 2024 for UGPass Project

NITA-U Wins WSIS Digital Service Design Prize 2024 for UGPass Project

The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has been honored with the prestigious World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) Digital Service Design Prize 2024 for its innovative UGPass project.

The accolade was presented to Ambassador Marcel Tibaleka, Uganda's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.

The WSIS is a global initiative dedicated to fostering a more inclusive and equitable information society.

Through various programs and recognitions, it promotes advancements in digital governance and the effective use of technology to improve lives worldwide.

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 facilitates the online signing or sealing of documents in a fast, convenient, and secure manner, thereby creating digital trust.

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

While receiving the award, Ambassador Marcel Tibaleka stated, "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 extended 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."