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Uganda benefits from UK COVID-19 vaccines donation

The UK will continue delivering COVID-19 vaccines around the world, including to Uganda, to ensure equitable access to the vaccines to help tackle the pandemic

Five million of these doses are being offered to the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable, global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Through the COVAX Facility, the much-needed vaccines will urgently be distributed to lower-income countries, including Uganda, via an equitable allocation system, which prioritises timely delivery to people who most need…

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Uganda: calling for bids for varied projects in 2019/2020

The British High Commission in Kampala is inviting bids from NGOs, government institutions and civil societies on human rights and rules-based international system projects

The British High Commission’s (BHC) Post project budget is aimed at projects that will improve bilateral links between Uganda and the UK and support the UK’s foreign policy priorities in Uganda. Our priority areas for project funding this year are: strengthening the rules-based international system (including institutions) ending sexual violence…

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Royal Marines and Royal Navy train Ugandan Marines

The training, which was organised by the British Peace Support Team (Africa), was broadly intended to build capacity within the Ugandan army

On 15 February, a team of instructors from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy completed 28 days of Mission Specific Training (MST) for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Marines. The training, which was organised by the British Peace Support Team (Africa), was broadly intended to build capacity within the UPDF…

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United Kingdom to support solar energy industry in Uganda

DFID and the United Nations Capital Development Fund partner to enhance the Uganda solar energy industry

On 6 February, the British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda. The partnership aims to support universal energy access in Uganda by providing assistance to the Uganda…

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UK Trade Envoy leads oil and gas trade mission to Uganda

Lord Popat visited Uganda with a trade delegation from the Energy Industries Council seeking oil and gas supply chain opportunities

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda Lord Dolar Popat led a delegation of business representatives from the Energy Industries Council (EIC) on an oil and gas mission to Uganda. The mission was focused on seeking investment opportunities for UK companies in the oil and gas supply chain.…

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The Department for International Development launches new £45m malaria programme in Uganda

Over the next five years, the UK government will invest up to £45m to help fight malaria in Uganda

On 1 November 2017, the Department for International Development (DFID) marked the launch of a new £45 million programme to fight malaria in Uganda over the next 5 years. The programme will avert at least 11,056 deaths of children under 5 and prevent 989,000 malaria cases, contributing to the UK…

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The British High Commission supported a dialogue on ending stigma against survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Uganda

The dialogue was attended by representatives of government, parliament, the judiciary, faith leaders and civil society

On Tuesday 19 September, the British High Commission supported a dialogue on ending stigma against survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. The dialogue was organised by World Vision and the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). The dialogue was attended by representatives of government, parliament, the judiciary, faith leaders and civil…

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Foreign Secretary visits Uganda

Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP was hosted by President Museveni at State House Entebbe

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Uganda on 15 March, to call on President Museveni at State House, Entebbe. The visit – the most senior by a member of the British Government in recent years - follows those of FCO Minister Baroness Anelay and DFID Minister James Wharton earlier in…

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UK company presents proposal for new Ugandan airport

Colas UK is working with local partners to offer wider benefits to the Ugandan economy

On 2 December 2016, SBC - a joint venture between UK company Colas and local company SBI Uganda - formally presented its proposal for the Kabaale International Airport project to the Ministry of Works and Transport. The SBC team submitted its proposal to the Ugandan Minister for Works and Transport,…

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UK and Uganda sign agreement to improve energy access

The Energy Africa Compact will give the poorest Ugandans access to clean, reliable and affordable energy

On 8 December Jennie Barugh, head of the Department for International Development (DFID) Uganda office and Dr Stephen Isabalija, Permanent Secretary at the Ugandan Ministry for Energy and Mineral Development signed the Energy Africa Compact between the UK and the Government of Uganda.   In her remarks at the signing…