GLOBAL BUSOGA

INNOVATION

SYMPOSIUM

GLOBAL BUSOGA INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM & EXPO 2022

30 -SEPTEMBER - 2nd OCTOBER
TORONTO CANADA.

About The Symposium

Theme: Inclusive innovation for cultural action

Uganda Busoga Cultural Association of Canada (UBUCACA) has made significant achievements in sustainable development and in lifting the standard of living of its people in Canada through mindset change, Cultural Assimilation to the Canadian diversity but also embracing their true cultural norms.

Innovation has been widely articulated across all sectors of Canada’s innovation system. to some, innovation refers to research and development activities occurring within Canadian universities. to others, innovation involves not only research activities, but also commercialization and technology transfer funded and performed throughout an innovation system. The innovation system is comprised of private sector industries, research organizations, health and education institutions, and governments. A broader definition views innovation as any form of creative activity or thinking that takes place across all facets of life and work. Within this context, innovation may be defined as: A process through which value is extracted from skills and knowledge by generating, developing, and implementing ideas. Reaching the full potential of innovation means leveraging ideas and knowledge to enhance quality of life and economic development.

Certainly, innovation is not only a focus of UN-Sustainable Development Goal 9 but also a key enabler of most, if not all, of the sustainable development goals. The high-reaching spirits of the 2030 Agenda will require fundamental changes in the ways in which health, energy, food, water, housing, welfare, mobility and other goods and services are delivered, distributed, and consumed, where innovations can play pivotal roles.

So, considering inclusive development thinking, Uganda Busoga Cultural Association of Canada (UBUCACA) in partnership with Global Event Services of Canada (GESC) has seen the importance of innovation in achieving the SDGs has been recognised at all levels around the world. In this context, innovation is construed as new forms of social practice, institutional change, and organization as well as new or improved technological products and processes and is not confined to the area of technological and scientific innovation (UNCTAD 2017). The UBUCACA and GESC is organizing first of its kind a cultural inclusion into the promotion of innovation by promoting further use of Science Technology and Innovation to address global challenges and development matters such as food security, gender equality, health, energy, water, transport, environment, empowerment of vulnerable groups and disaster-related problems.

Busoga as Region is at the heart of Industrial, Tourism, Commercial Agriculture, and innovation [potential if taken advantage of with a vast population of over 3 millionpeople, however, the region as in the urban and rural communities still battles absolute poverty, unemployment especially in the youth, gender-based violence, teenagepregnancies, and inadequate education. Now, the symposium seeks to draw the fine line between Cultural inclusion of innovation by bring the King of this region to learn
from Canada ways in which the cultural institution can appropriate accelerate initiatives that support the use of innovations to harness the actualization of the SDGs such as the use of big data analytics in e-health sharing network and the getting to Zero social innovation of the health sector, the Future of Work initiative by the labour sector, women’s empowerment through digital and financial innovation, bridging science and Cultural Community initiative, among others.
Business communities in Canada on the other hand shall enjoy the opportunities that this region in Uganda provides including among others and exhibition of Best Tourist destinations, Vast Land mainly culturally owned, Cheap labour for global investors, available raw material for industrial innovations, conducive weather and climate for year round productivity, Trade and Industry, Agriculture, Real Estate and Infrastructure Development, Finance, Education and Vocational Skilling to mention but a few in the Region. The King of Busoga is the second most recognized cultural Leader in Uganda with a big influence in the lives of the people, the symposium is the best way to transfer the innovations experienced from the 1st world economies to the people through cultural community initiatives with the main notion of global innovation for Cultural actions.

Objectives

Specific Objectives of the Symposium are:

Exhibit Busoga Region to the world as a major investment destination with numerous Opportunities in areas of Tourism, Agriculture, Trade, and Industry

Create relationship and partnership between the Busoga Kingdom and the traditional. first nation natives of Canada

To provide a learning platform for policy makers from Canada and other stakeholders to share vision, knowledge, and good practices on utilization of innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and in eradicating poverty

To discuss and share policy options, success stories, and possible action points for policy makers in Uganda, Busoga sectoral bodies and relevant stakeholder

To promote exchange of views and ideas among the participants on how to further strengthen the roles of innovation and ensure inclusive approach in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and in eradicating poverty

AREAS OF FOCUS

This year’s agenda delivers the latest insights across key topic areas covering a wide range of fields. 

There are several angles to conceptualize and define “innovation” and its utilization to achieve the SDGs involves inevitably expansive areas. In many cases, innovation is understood in the realm of science and technology. With the background above, this Symposium will focus on the following areas:

Pro-poor and Inclusive Innovation

In many cases, the benefits from innovations can only be enjoyed by certain groups of society. The poor and marginalized, or those living in remote areas often do not have access to the benefits offered by (especially technological) innovations. Therefore, it is important to extend the beneficiaries and ensure that innovations are pro-poor and inclusive

Partnership Innovation

Innovations can grow faster through collaboration among stakeholders. Each stakeholder possesses certain advantages in promoting innovations, requiring collaboration and partnership among stakeholders.

Social Innovation

In addition to technological innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Canada and Busoga Region can also benefit from social innovation, which is generally held to refer to innovations in social relationships, practices and structures that are primarily aimed at addressing social needs and at improving human well- being.

Science and Technology Innovation

This is centered on how science and technology can further contribute to achieving the Social Development Goals. At the same time, it also seeks to address potential negative impacts of technologies.

Policy Innovation

Policy innovation denotes government’s approaches and strategies (innovation) in improving policy making process to result in better outcomes. They may include innovative methods of engaging the public in policy, program, and service development

CHIEF GUEST

HRH WILLIAM WILBERFORCE KADHUMBULA GABULA NADIOPE IV

KING OF BUSOGA KINGDOM

RT HON REBECCCA ALITWALA KADAGA

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

H.E Joy Ruth Acheng

Uganda High Commissioner Canada

MR ISANGA MOSES. BYANSI

CHAIRMAN UBUCACA

MR Kasala Daniel.

TOWN CLERK

MS BAGENDA EDITH

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

HON JOAN MACHORA

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER BUSOGA KINGDOM

Partners

VENUE

WOODBINE BANQUET AND CONVENTION HALL

Address

30 Vice Regent Blvd,
Toronto,
Ontario M9W 7A4 Canada

SUPPORT

+1 416-743-0003

Participants

$ CAD 300

Exhibitors

$ CAD 400

BE PART OF THE SYMPOSIUM

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Business Talk

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Mailing Address

info@globalbusogainnovationsymposium.com
info@gesecretariat.com

NOTE !!!

Please kindly note that, Uganda Busoga Cultural Association of Canada together with Global Events Services of Canada and the organizing committee reserves the right to change all agenda items, topics, speakers and sessions without notice and at its sole discretion. All in-person attendees are required to comply with local health regulations. Health regulations are subject to change; in-person attendees are required to consult the appropriate governmental authorities for the most current health information and regulations. In-person symposium components are subject to change due to municipal, state and federal health regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event that the in-person components of Global Busoga innovation Symposium are affected or cancelled due to changes in government health regulations, UBUCACA reserves the right to do the necessary changes and communications

All cancellation requests must be made in writing. A 60% refund will be granted when the cancellation request is received 10 business days prior to the scheduled event. A 50% refund will be granted if the request is received between 9 and 5 business days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be granted if the request is received with fewer than 5 days prior to the scheduled event.

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