We attended the annual Uganda Social Media Convention #SMC2023 organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda country office at the MCI Media Hub in Kampala on Thursday 23rd March 2023. Themed Social Media, AI and the Future of Governance, the aim of this conference was to convene various key stakeholders from the government, civil society, academia and media to take part in deep dive engagements on the relevance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and social media by highlighting the opportunities, challenges and impacts with consideration of how information is accessed and processed.

The event comprised of a social media exhibition, interactive plenary sessions, expert roundtables and workshops concerning the new forms of civic engagement, storytelling, digital economy, building social movements and connected communities, data colonialism, digital privacy and protection through social media and generative AI among other topical discussions. For recaps on this event and the previous editions, please visit;