Source: allAfrica
Kampala — Zimba Women, a women-led IT service provider, has organised a summit that aims at educating women on how to use technology in their daily business operations.

"The summit will provide a platform for women entrepreneurs to learn how to use e-commerce to exhibit and grow their businesses, interact with other business women, and build an entrepreneurial support network," Ms Fadila Saad, the community outreach manager Zimba Women, told journalists at the launch of the summit at Sheraton Hotel Kampala yesterday.

The summit also highlights the role of private sector and financial institutions as key factors in building a self-sustainable ecosystem of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Mr Richard Okuti, the project coordinator at the International Trade Centre, said currently, the Internet provides an avenue for both producers and consumers to meet and interact through access to markets.

According to the Uganda Communications Commission, telephone subscribers have increased from 19.5 million in 2013 to 23 million in 2015, the number of current Internet users stands at 13 million, up from 8.5 million in 2013.

This is mainly driven by cheaper internet provided by telecoms and increased use of mobile internet solutions have become a key competitive advantage for the mobile networks due to increased demand.

By Jonathan Adengo of The Daily Monitor

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