Department/Unit: ICT and Communications

Head of Department:
Contacts: Tel: +256-414-349310
Direct: +256-414- 340139
Fax: +256-414-232874

For MOFA to carry out its mandate of implementing Foreign Policy Goals and objectives, there is need for MOFA Headquarters and Missions abroad to communicate properly, in order to create the required shared understanding between multiple actors in a desired way, is where the role of resource centre is anchored. Effectively and efficiently
Organization of Resource Centre:

The Division Initiates some policy recommendations and tenders advice on issues related to two areas of responsibility:


(a) Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
(b) Management of Knowledge including acquisition of Research materials on Foreign Policy,


(a) Information and Communications Technology (ICT): Under this function RC is responsible but not limited to:

  • Developing a strategy to ensure MOFA fully implements an Integrated and Communication solution for headquarters and missions abroad.
  • provide guidance on the Process of Reporting envisaged in the Communication strategy
  • Coordinating and facilitating internal communication
  • Undertaking publicity activities for the Ministry
  • Up-dating information on the Ministry's website
  • Developing, updating and ensuring the E-mail system for all staff at headquarters and Missions is operational and effective.
  • Documentation
  • Improved information flow between Headquarters and Missions.
  • Developing and monitoring "SMART Reporting Tools and Procedures such as training Tracker; MOFA Daily Situational Reports; daily analysis & summary of relevant local news paper stories

(b) Public Diplomacy: Broadly this involves communication with foreign publics to establish a dialogue designed to inform, influence, broaden dialogue and create shared understanding between Uganda and her development partners and neighbors and friends and also to communicate policy message to our own domestic audience particularly on the response by our foreign publics that are of paramount interest to Uganda. Under here RC is responsible among other things to:

  • Give guidance to our diplomats on how to deal and influence the Social media for the benefit of Ugandans.
  • Providing Media monitoring and analysis
  • Responding to media queries-providing foreign media facilitation
  • Coordinating Public Relations and image building Training programmes for MOFA staff.
  • Uganda's Image Projected and Protected
  • Provides guidance in explaining Uganda's values and positions to the foreign publics.
  • Regular media liaison maintained and press briefings & conferences properly arranged Ministers' meetings effectively covered, press releases issued; TV Stories filed; and press conferences organized

(c) Coordinating Training /Scholarship for Ugandans abroad
Scholarships, fellowships and other training opportunities sourced and availed to qualified Ugandans

( d) Arranging ,following and up coordinating of Decisions taken at Annual Ambassadors Conference;
RC ensures that , Ambassadors' Conferences are well arranged, rich programs drawn, timely and quality reports produced and dispatched and implementation closely monitored. It also ensures all assigned tasks and responsibilities are effectively executed. - ensuring that Ministers' meetings are effectively covered, press releases issued; TV Stories filed; and press conferences organized, ensuring that Ministers' meetings are effectively covered, press releases issued; TV Stories filed; and press conferences organized

Resource Center Staff Members

Members Name

Title

Email

Mr. Charles Nabimara

Ag.Assistant Commissioner / ICT Head of Department 

charles.nabimara@mofa.go.ug

Mr. Dusabe Patrick

Systems Analyst

patrick.dusabe@mofa.go.ug

Ms. Sharon Amiya

Media Liaison Assistant

sharon.amiya@mofa.go.ug

Mr. Arthurnasius Amanyire

IT Technician

arthurnasius.amanyire@mofa.go.ug

Mr. Fahad Mugga

Camera Man

fahad.mugga@mofa.go.ug  

Mr. Denis MulimaAss. Camera Mandennis.mulima@mofa.go.ug  


















Highlights

AMBASSADOR RICHARD KABONERO TUMUSIME PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO H.E. JOHN JOSEPH POMBE MAGUFULI, 1st-August 2017

Amb. Richard Kabonero Tumusiime, the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to Tanzania presented his Letters of Credence to H.E. John Joseph Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzani at State House, Dar-es-Salaam.

HON. OKELLO ORYEM OPENS THE INDUCTION/ORIENTATION FOR THE NEWLY APPOINTED AMBASSADORS, 10th-July 2017

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs/ International Affairs, Hon. Okello Oryem today 10th July 10, 2017 officially opened the induction and orientation program for newly appointed Heads of Missions and their Deputies at the Civil Service College in Jinja.

 

 

OPENING REMARKS BY H.E. YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI ON UGANDA SOLIDARITY SUMMIT ON REFUGEES, 26th-June 2017

I greet you and welcome you to Uganda. We are happy that you decided to hold this big Conference on Refugees here in Uganda.
2017 Ministry of Foreign Affairs