DEPARTMENT OF THE DIASPORA

The Department for the Diaspora handles issues related to the mobilization of the Uganda Diaspora for national development (i.e. transfer of resources/specialist knowledge; skills and technologies for development; and promoting gainful employment of Ugandans abroad; etc.). 

The key functions of the Department are:

  • Strengthening engagement with the Diaspora with a view to ecouraging Ugandans abroad to support national development.
  • Promoting and strengthening appropriate structures and regulatory regimes that ease investment, financial and commercial transactions by the Diaspora.
  • Negotiating, in cooperation with key stakeholders, appropriate legal framework on the bilateral export and / or exchange of labour abroad.
  • Promoting incentives to encourage Diaspora skills and knowledge transfer home. 
  • Providing services as the One-stop centre and channel of information and communication for the Uganda Diaspora community.
  • Establish and maintain a data base on the identity, location and skills of the Ugandan Diaspora.
NAMEDESIGNATIONRANKEMAIL ADDRESS
Amb. Odida PhilipFSO IHead of Departmentphilip.odida@mofa.go.ug 
Mr. Kasuja MosesFSO II
moses.kasuja@mofa.go.ug 
Ms. Kabonesa JulietFSO III
juliet.kabonesa@mofa.go.ug 
Mr. Mukabire Benjamin

benjamin.mukabire@mofa.go.ug
Ms. Birungi Sofie

sofie.birungi@mofa.go.ug 
Mr. Akugizibwe RichardFSO III
richard.akugizibwe@mofa.go.ug
Mr. Tugume RobertFSO III
robert.tugume@mofa.go.ug
Ms. Oduka SafinaFSO III
safina.oduka@mofa.go.ug 
Ms. Abbeso Suzan
Principal Personal Secretarysuzan.abbeso@mofa.go.ug 
Ms. Nalumansi Priscilla
Office Attendantpriscilla.nalumansi@mofa.go.ug

Highlights

Ugandan Tour Operators at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019, 15th-April 2019

Today, the 11th April 2019,  the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) officials, led by Ms. Lilly Ajarova (UTB CEO), including Ms. Edith Kateme Kasajja (UTB Board Member), Ms. Dorcas Namajja (UTB Marketing Officer), and Mr. Daniel Irunga (UTB Marketing Officer), led a group of  Ugandan Tour Operators to the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 in Cape Town - South Africa.

UGANDA AND KENYA HOLD 1ST JOINT PERMANENT COMMISSION , 21ST -25TH MARCH 2019 NAIROBI, 22nd-March 2019

Today witnessed a momentous occasion  in which Uganda and Kenya held the first session of the Joint Permanent Commission in Nairobi - Kenya. The Agreement establishing the Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) was signed on 16th  November 1993, which is approximately 26 years ago. 

STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA BORDER WITH RWANDA, 14th-March 2019

Uganda wishes to refute allegations that it closed its borders with Rwanda. Since 28th February 2019 when the Government of Rwanda issued an advisory against travel of its nationals to Uganda, flow of traffic from Uganda to Rwanda has been continuing normally as detailed below
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