The SME-ICT Project involves provisioning of the entire spectrum of IT to SME, i.e. IT Infrastructure, Software solutions, Consultancy, Technical Support, Business Process Outsourcing and Training, by Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI ) and its Partners.
SMEs need a rapid transformation in their business processes to promote appropriate environments and programmes to overcome market failures, enhance their development, competitiveness, productivity and speed up decision making. We believe that this can only be achieved by inclusively integrating functional ICT into business processes. Statistics show that SMEs accounts for roughly three thirds (87%) towards the development of the economy in the World, with micro enterprises accounting for 44 %, small enterprises accounting for 26%, and medium sized enterprises accounting for 17%.
We, UNCCI, come up with an ICT strategy to support SME business processes. This SME-ICT Project integrates and embeds ICT components into SME business processes to enable them to compete for the global supply chain, bid for outsourcing businesses, and increase their internal productivity and efficiency.
To inclusively integrate functional ICT into SME to enhance their e-knowledge, competitiveness and productivity through E-inclusion activities, easy access to information and modern ICT skills.
To integrate and embed ICT components into business processes.
To empower SMEs with current and competitive ICT solutions and knowledge.
To promote appropriate technologies, approaches, and emerging issues, in the SME - ICT sector.
To promote suitable business environments for SMEs.
Developing activities that will enhance IT skills among SMEs and the community.
To encourage UNCCI membership recruitment. SME ICT network.
Liaison with all ICT stakeholders.
To organize SME- ICT exhibitions, conferences and seminars.
To create ICT entrepreneurship.
To seek assistance of ICT equipment and systems for the benefit of target groups (UNCCI Members).
Volunteer training and development.
To boost the ICT sector in Uganda, East Africa and the World at large.
To increase the productivity, accuracy and effectiveness of workers and their employers.