Government and the Public Sector
The workshop will address objective two of the Huduma fellowship; Helping fellows understand how future public sector leaders can contribute to improving the quality of the sector in Uganda. Learnings and experiences in this session will be modelled around the public sector in Uganda and taking examples from other jurisdictions to enable fellows to appreciate the future of the public sector in Uganda. In this session, Fellows will meet and interact with keynote speakers from different Government Ministries and Departments, Media, and Civil Society.
Comparative Government and the Public Sector. This module will introduce fellows to the government setup, the key arms of government, their functions and roles, and how different public sector institutions and arms of government complement each other to serve the public. Select civil service reforms from different sovereign jurisdictions will be used as case studies during this module to provide insights on the dynamics of public service sector reforms for service delivery improvement.
The fellows will also be introduced to Government of Uganda’s digital policy landscape, and the policy and management factors impacting the pace and scope of the latest e-government reforms in Uganda. The participants will learn the importance of digital transformation and data protection in the public sector. Participants will also develop strategies, tools, techniques and methods for effective public sector communication using legacy systems and new-age technologies like social media. Keynote speakers will be part of delivering this module, and Fellows will have an opportunity to interface and learn more about the public sector set up in Uganda.
Political consciousness and service delivery. This module will shape the Fellows’ appreciation of being politically aware while delivering services to the public. The module will introduce Fellows to aspects of political economy analysis, choices, and decision making. The module will look at the role of activism in leadership and how this shapes public policy choices.
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