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Grace Nakulima
Information Systems Assistant
Regional Field Technology Services, United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe


What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?

It started at the university with a diploma in computer engineering and a degree in telecommunications engineering. I knew these courses would answer the many questions I had about how wireless phones connect to each other and how are voices transferred from one phone to another. As a network engineer, we are responsible for the internet connectivity at the United Nations campus, making sure there are no interruptions with the day-to-day work of clients and protecting our Organization from any kind of cyber-attack.


What has been your favorite technology project or initiative at the United Nations and why? What was your contribution?

Setting up the new technology centre from scratch, laying cables, configuring the equipment and installing it, connecting this new technology centre to the old one as a failover/backup, also setting up the Virtual Instructor-Led Training laboratory that delivers an interactive experience between instructors and participants.


What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?

Let’s encourage more women into the tech industry from a young age. ICT is a fun and realistic field in making this world go forward, be a part of it.