DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Head of Department: Ambassador Paul Mukumbya

The Department of Regional Peace and Security handles issues related to regional peace and security and other political issues viz: our immediate neighbours; Great Lakes Region; IGAD; AU and related regional political oganisations; geo-political strategic issues (i.e. oil, Nile, Lake Victoria etc.); terrorism; illegal small arms and light weapons; drugs and human trafficking; etc. 

The key functions of the Department of Regional Peace and Security are: 

  • Pursuing the doctrine of 'regional solutions to regional problems supported by the international community' in the management and resolution of regional conflicts. 
  • Strengthening and promoting preventive diplomacy, peace support and peace building regional initiatives which are consistent with Uganda's national interest.
  • Pursing security architecture on the management, protection and sharing of trans - boundary natural resources. In the pursuit of this, it should promote cooperation in the equitable and sustainable exploitation of shared resources.
  • Promoting a peaceful strategy/mechanism to address border demarcation issues and finalizing protocols with neighboring countries and depositing them with the AU and UN. 
  • Strengthening a coordinated and cooperative mechanism between Ministry and other national security agencies. 
  • Pursuing alternative supply routes including but not limited to securing access to the sea. 
  • Supporting  the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA).
  • Strengthening joint efforts and/or strategies to combat trans-border crimes like terrorism, human trafficking, illicit small arms trade, smuggling, and money laundering. 
  • Involving national, regional and continental Parliaments in conflict resolution processes. 
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional political organisations
 

Title

Name

Responsibility

Contacts

Ambassador

Paul Mukumbya

HOD


Minister Counselor


 


 Councilor

 Benon Kayemba

 

 

Third Secretary

 Ngolonsa Evelyne C

 

 

Third Secretary

 Kakama Ivan

 

 

Third Secretary

Muramira Nick

 


Third Secretary

Olga Muzungu

 




Highlights

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI HOSTED BY POTUS, 20th-September 2017

The President of the United States held a  welcoming reception on the evening of Tuesday, 19 September 2017, in honour of the Heads of State or Government, Vice-Presidents and Crown Princes or Princesses participating in the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, at 7.00pm at the Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue.

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI, AFRICA 50 DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, 17th-September 2017

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today held a meeting with Africa 50 CEO Mr. Alain Ebobisse and Ms. Carole Wamuyu Wainanina the chief Operating Officer at Park Hyatt Hotel in New York, United States of America.

HON. OKELLO ADDRESSES FIRST SUMMIT OF THE ORGANISATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY., 13th-September 2017

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, has called upon the OIC Summit on Science and Technology to increase funding in Science and Technology Research and Development in Universities and Institutions funded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), including Islamic University in Uganda.
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