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

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