Youth outreach is a top goal for the U.S. Embassy, and we are always looking for ways to better engage with them and have a real impact on their lives.
On August 25th, 2015, Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi hosted a reception with some of the Embassy’s youth partners and Ugandan Prime Minister Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda. The meeting allowed Prime Minister Rugunda to familiarize himself with the nature of U.S. Embassy engagement with Ugandan youth and meet some rising stars. After addressing the youth, Hon. Rugunda interacted with many of them personally, hearing about their professional accomplishments, and learning more about U.S. Embassy programs.
Ambassador DeLisi and PM Rugunda also answered a few questions from the audience concerning the challenges facing Uganda’s youth and the country’s future.
The meeting allowed the Prime Minister to better understand the nature of our engagement with Ugandan youth in the fields of entrepreneurship, civil leadership, countering violent extremism, governance and health.