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

Refugees to get COVID-19 Vaccination - President Museveni , 11th-March 2021

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has commended the government of Uganda and President Yoweri Museveni for the good and flexible refugee policies that have enabled people from the neighboring countries to take refuge in Uganda and amicably coexist with the hosting communities. 

President Museveni Meets IGAD Executive Secretary , 23rd-February 2021

President Museveni and the  IGAD Executive Secretary discussed matters of mutual interest between Uganda and Ethiopia as well as regional issues.

Irish Ambassador to Uganda Pays Courtesy Call on The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 22nd-February 2021

The Permanent Secretary and his guest discussed matters regarding security in the Eastern and Central Africa region.
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