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

AMBASSADOR BLAAK MEETS WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY OFFILCIALS, 18th-January 2018

Today 18th January 2018 Amb Blaak, Brussels had a meeting in the Netherlands with Wageningen university officials to brainstorm on developing a programme to combat the "false coddling moth", which is rampant in roses and capsicum exported into the EU and causes many consignments to be rejected as being non compliant with EU phytosanitary standards.

INCOMING ZAMBIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER DESIGNATE TO UGANDA PRESENTS COPIES OF CREDENTIALS TO STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 17th-January 2018

Amb. Benson Chali expressed his pleasure at the new post appreciating the tremendous support the Government of Uganda had extended to his predecessor.

INCOMING FINLAND AMBASSADOR TO UGANDA PRESENTS COPIES OF CREDENTIALS TO STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 17th-January 2018

Ambassador Fernandez Tarja Ovvokki the new Finland Ambassador to Uganda presented her working copies of credentials to the Minister of State for Foreign affairs Hon. Okello Oryem at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala on the 17 January 2018.
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