Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Parliament committed to working with the Church

Among, who advised the new priests to be good shepherds, witnessed the ordination of six deacons into priesthood and one seminarian into deaconate in the event

Parliament is committed to working with the Church to promote and protect biblical values, the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has assured Christians.  "As Parliament, we pledge our unwavering support towards making laws that are good for humanity, respect for family and gives value to biblical teachings," she said as…

Source: East African Community |

Uganda readies to host 11th East Africa Internet Governance Forum

The Forum will take place from 11th to 12th September, 2024 in Kampala, Uganda, under the theme “Building our Multistakeholder Digital Future for East Africa"

The East African Community (EAC) in partnership with the Internet Society - Uganda Chapter, are set to host the 11th edition of the East Africa Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF) in September this year. The Forum will take place from 11th to 12th September, 2024 in Kampala, Uganda, under the theme “Building our Multistakeholder…

Source: World Health Organization - Uganda |

Uganda’s Efforts to Save the Life of Children with Malnutrition

The Nutrition Information System (NIS) project has significantly improved the management of malnutrition through the provision of data collection tools, and data interpretation to enhance early detection of malnutrition

Over 268,000 children in Uganda suffer from malnutrition, specifically wasting. To combat this, the country is enhancing data collection and use in its healthcare facilities and communities through the Nutrition Information System (NIS) project. This is part of the country's broader efforts to generate community-level data to inform decisions for…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Uganda- Progress on Northern Corridor Integration Projects: Rwanda Convenes Virtual National Coordinators’ Meeting

Uganda reaffirms its dedication to the NCIPs and remains committed to working collaboratively with partner states to achieve regional development goals

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIPs) National Coordinators’ Virtual Meeting held on 10th July 2024. This significant meeting, convened by Ms. Clementine Mukeka the National Coordinator and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Entebbe Handling Services (ENHAS) and Dairo Air Services (DAS) operating without tenancy agreements

Once the committee reviews the necessary documents, a decision will be taken, which may include interfacing with the Chief Government Valuer

UCAA’s Finance Director, Hassan Musinguzi explained that the contention is in the new rent figure of US$15 per square metre following a valuation by the Chief Government Valuer. “When they [ENHAS and DAS] occupied in 2022, we gave draft agreements which figure they contested and at that point, we sought…

World Health Organization - Uganda
Source: World Health Organization - Uganda |

Uganda: Fighting Anthrax through mindset change on health seeking behaviour

To boost the targeted engagements and promote health seeking from health facilities further, WHO mobilized and worked with survivors

In October and November 2023, Kyotera district, in southern Uganda, reported a ‘strange’ illness in different communities. Those who contracted the “illness” presented with blisters, fever, rashes, headache, muscle pain and swelling of limbs. In total,  75 people contracted the disease (17 confirmed, 07 probable, 51 suspected) and 13 lost…

Source: International Trade Centre |

United Kingdom Trade Partnerships programme (UKTP)Supports Ugandan Coffee Companies to Attend the London Coffee Festival to Unlock Market Opportunities

Throughout the 4 days, attendees had the opportunity to engage with coffee growers and producers and learn about the journey of the humble coffee bean from farm to cup

In April, the International Trade Centre (in collaboration with the Uganda Coffee Federation) supported 6 Ugandan coffee producers to participate and exhibit at the week-long London Coffee Festival, through its UK Trade Partnerships programme (UKTP). Taking place at Newman Breweries in the East of London, the festival drew coffee enthusiasts…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Communique adopted at the Sudan Women’s Dialogue

Expressing regret that the warring parties have failed to date to implement the provisions of the Declaration of Commitments to Protect the Civilians of Sudan, signed in Jeddah on 10th May 2023

WE, the women of Sudan from women’s organisation, civil society, the private sector, gathered in Kampala, Uganda from 3-4 July 2024, on the occasion of the Sudan Women’s Peace Dialogue, convened by the African Union Commission through the Office of the Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, under the leadership…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Agriculture, digital service, artisans and beekeeping offer path to jobs to refugees in Kenya

Kenya hosts over 770,000 refugees, with 288,000 in Turkana alone

County officials, business leaders and leading non-government organizations reviewed the findings of a study that looked at ways to create jobs and grow the economy in Turkana County. Turkana is home to Kakuma, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. But many people in Turkana are agro-pastoralists, giving few opportunities…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Strengthening International Collaboration on Oil Spill Preparedness and Response: Uganda Takes a Leading Role

The meeting agreed to establish a dedicated committee tasked with formulating and implementing strategic agreements with neighboring nations

In a move to bolster regional environmental safety and fortify its oil and gas sector, Ambassador Richard Kabonero, Head of Regional Economic Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met today with a delegation from the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), led by Dr. Joseph Kabusheshe, Director of Environmental…