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

HONOURABLE SAM KUTESA, RECIEVES COPIES OF LETTERS OF CREDENTIALS FROM SRI LANKA AND THAILAND ENVOYS, 14/8/2019, KAMPALA, 15th-August 2019

Hon. Sam K. KUTESA, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda today received copies of credentials from two new envoys to Uganda at the Ministry Headquarters in Kampala.

The Diplomats included Sri Lanka's High Commissioner-designate H.E Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena DE SILVA and H.E Cherdkiat ATTHAKOR, the Kingdom of Thailand's incoming Ambassador.

UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR THE GREAT LAKES REGION PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 8TH AUGUST 2019, KAMPALA, 10th-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam K. KUTESA this morning received and held discussions with Mr. Huang Xia, the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region. Mr. Xia who assumed office earlier this year called on Hon. Kutesa at the Ministry Headquarters to discuss matters concerning regional peace and security of the Great Lakes Region.

HON. SAM KUTESA MEETS WITH FRENCH AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE TO THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA., 1st-August 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda ,Hon. Sam .K. KUTESA, today met with  the  Ambassador Designate of France to Uganda, H.E. Jules-Armand ANIAMBOSSOU  at the Ministry Headquarters.
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