PR 15/18 | New U.S.-Funded Nutrition and Agriculture Activity to Benefit Vulnerable Households

U.S. MISSION UGANDA PRESS RELEASE November 9, 2018 PR 15/18 | New U.S.-Funded Nutrition and Agriculture Activity to Benefit Vulnerable Households.    KISORO DISTRICT – U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac, together with the Minister of State for Gender and Culture, Honorable Mutuzo Peace Regis, Woman Member of Parliament of Kisoro Rose Kabangyenyi, and the Kisoro ...
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PEPFAR Uganda Small Grants Notice Of Funding Opportunity FY-2018. | Closes on December 17th, 2018.

PEPFAR Uganda Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS  What is PEPFAR? The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) is a historic global program to provide treatment, prevention, and care for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Focus areas include care and treatment, prevention, impact mitigation, and health systems strengthening. Find out more about ...
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VENDOR DAY 2018 | November 15, 2018 | Speke Resort Munyonyo | 9:00am to 4:00pm

  The U.S. Mission in Uganda is organizing a Vendor day scheduled to take place on November 15, 2018 at Speke Resort Munyonyo from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Current and prospective suppliers are encouraged to attend. Download flier Details Discussions will focus on, but not be limited to: Procurement Cycle Vendor Selection and Qualification criteria and payments. Visit https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/kampala/sections-offices/procurement-section. ...
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U.S. Government Supports Launch of Campaign to Combat Toxins in Agricultural Produce

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in the presence of USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker, launched today a nationwide campaign to combat aflatoxins that contaminate improperly handled grain, causing severe health complications, including liver cancer and stunting.  The campaign, supported through USAID’s Feed the Future program, ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators | Application deadline: January 4, 2019

2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the competitive summer 2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators (teachers and administrators) to take place over the course of five weeks beginning in mid-June, 2019.  Secondary Educators include classroom teachers, teacher ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership

2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership.  The five week program takes place during the June to August time-frame. SUSI for Student Leaders are intensive short-term ...
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR’S FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION | 2019 AFCP

 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR’S FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION      In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve cultural heritage in eligible countries.  Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe are helping eligible countries to preserve historic sites and manuscripts, ...
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U.S. Government Contributes Additional Assistance to Refugees in Uganda

The U.S. government and the American people are demonstrating their continued support for the refugee response in Uganda with nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance by the end of the U.S. fiscal year 2018.  This new funding includes a $40 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme, a $29 million contribution to ...
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Uganda Launches New Agricultural Materials for Beans and Maize Farmers | PR 13/18

September 27, 2018 PR 13/18 Uganda Launches New Agricultural Materials for Beans and Maize Farmers KAMPALA – The Government of Uganda has developed and launched revised agricultural manuals to help maize and beans farmers shift from subsistence farming to commercial agriculture. The educational and informational materials were created with support from the United States Agency ...
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Uganda Unveils Its Climate Change Indicators and Communications Strategy

KAMPALA – On September 18, the Government of Uganda launched its new strategy to spread information on climate change adaptation across the country. The four-year Uganda National Climate Change Communications Strategy and Standard National Climate Change Indicators, developed with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will also help integrate climate change ...
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Update on the Response to the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Location: Mangina area, North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the North Eastern part Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  Event: U.S. Embassy Kampala is monitoring a new outbreak of Ebola virus that has been announced by the Ministry of Health of Democratic Republic of Congo. The current Ebola outbreak area includes the Mangina area, North Kivu and ...
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U.S. Government Launches Regional Health Program to Improve Uganda’s Health System

On July 26, the United States government and the Government of Uganda launched a new five year, $32.8 million program that will provide better health services to nine districts in the Lango sub region of Northern Uganda. The USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda program is projected to cover the region’s ...
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Full Speech: Ambassador Deborah R. Malac on United States Independence Day Celebration 2018

Good evening.  I’m delighted to see all of you at our Independence Day celebration.  We’re glad you could be here. I’d like to say a special welcome and thank you to our sponsors—American businesses in Uganda.  Our sponsors include some of the biggest companies in the world in the financial, oil and gas, and engineering ...
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U.S. Government Hosts Event in Support of Fall Armyworm Technology Prize

Today forty finalists gathered for a U.S government-supported Fall Armyworm Technology Prize. The contest, which includes Ugandan innovators, is supported through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat the spread of fall armyworm across the African continent. The Fall Armyworm Technology Prize seeks digital tools and approaches that provide timely, context-specific information ...
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U.S. Launches Mobile Library to Support Education in Uganda

The United States government, in partnership with local-tech incubator HIVE Colab, launched the U.S. Mission’s first mobile library project.  Called the Nile Explorer, the vehicle promotes education and has targeted learning activities that build critical thinking and problem solving skills.  While taking part in the program, students can engage in learning activities that encourage scientific ...
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U.S. GOVERNMENT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS IN UGANDA

U.S. GOVERNMENT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS IN UGANDA KAMPALA, April 27, 2018  – As part of ongoing efforts to improve the health of all Ugandans, the United States government has once again increased HIV prevention and treatment assistance to Uganda through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). On April 20 in Washington, ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Leads Trade Mission to Specialty Coffee Expo

As part of the U.S. government’s ongoing commitment to building trade and investment opportunities within Uganda, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac will lead a reverse trade mission to the Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle April 20-21 jointly with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority and the USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub.  Joined ...
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Uganda, U.S. Consortium Sign Oil Refinery Agreement

U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac joined President Museveni and other dignitaries yesterday to witness the signing of the Project Framework Agreement between the government and the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC). This agreement will ensure the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the oil refinery in Hoima District with an eventual capacity of ...
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U.S. Government Invests $75 Million to Improve Food and Nutrition Security in Karamoja

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce the launch of two new five-year activities, totaling $75 million USD, to improve food and nutrition security and to strengthen resilience of over 665,000 people in the Karamoja sub-region. Karamoja is the most nutritionally vulnerable region in Uganda ...
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USAID SCORE Supports Children and their Families on a Journey Towards Stability and Resilience.

On March 20, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Uganda, Colette Marcellin, attended the closeout event for USAID’s Sustainable Comprehensive Responses for Vulnerable Children and their Families (SCORE) activity. Over the span of seven years, the SCORE activity reached 35,000 households and more than 200,000 people, including 139,000 children, with family-centered services ranging from food ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Hosts Crow and the Canyon Bluegrass Band

U.S. Mission Uganda recently hosted Crow and the Canyon, an American Bluegrass band, as part of the ongoing efforts to engage and create opportunities for Ugandan music lovers to interact directly with American musicians. The five person Bluegrass band Crow and the Canyon performed live at Makerere University main campus, held a free concert in ...
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U.S. Government Supports Efforts to Improve Nutrition in Uganda

On March 15 and 16, the Office of the Prime Minister hosted a National Nutrition Forum to discuss the achievements of Uganda’s national nutrition plan, and the challenges Uganda still faces. Speaking at the event, Michelle Lang-Alli, USAID Uganda’s Health Office director, said, “Under-nutrition is a serious health problem in Uganda and the single greatest ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Julia Taft Fund | Closing April 6th, 2018 

U.S. Embassy’s Julia Taft Fund  The Julia Taft Fund supports community-based projects that provide sustainable assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons, vulnerable migrants and stateless persons.  Each year, the Taft Fund awards grants up to $25,000 for projects that respond to issues that have not been addressed by larger multilateral refugee programs.   Projects that duplicate ...
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U.S. and UK Governments Announce Support for Off-Grid Energy Solutions

Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative, announce the launch of the Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator, an $11 million activity that will support the Government of Uganda’s electrification goals. The Accelerator will facilitate the addition of 1,000 megawatts of generation capacity and 1,000,000 new electricity connections by 2020. The Accelerator builds on existing Power ...
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U.S. Government Supports Improved Sanitation and Hygiene in Uganda

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) committed to supporting improved sanitation and hygiene in Uganda by launching a new $30.4 million activity called Uganda Sanitation for Health.  This five-year initiative will introduce a series of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions at the community and household levels, leading to increased household access to sanitation and water ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Gender-Based Violence Radio & Video Project

Funding Opportunity Title:             Gender-Based Violence Radio & Video Project Funding Opportunity Number:       DOS-PAS-FY18-KAM03 Deadline for Applications:                February 20, 2018 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Program Total Amount Available:                  Up to $50,000 This notice is subject to availability of funding. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission in Uganda ...
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U.S. Ambassador Swears In 25 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers.

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 25 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers  KAMPALA – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac presided over the swearing-in ceremony for the newest group of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda.  These 25 Volunteers will specialize in educational activities, specifically with the objective of promoting reading and literacy. Volunteers serve ...
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Funding Opportunity Announcement: BUREAU OF POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION (PRM)

Funding Opportunity Announcement: BUREAU OF POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION (PRM) PRM requests concept notes for NGO projects benefitting refugees in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As PRM’s mandate is to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM will consider funding only those projects that include ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity to Implement and Manage an Entrepreneurship Mentorship Project

Funding Opportunity Title:            Entrepreneurship Project Funding Opportunity Number:      DOS-PAS-FY18-KAM02 Deadline for Applications:              January 31, 2018 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Program Total Amount Available:                  Up to $50,000 This notice is subject to availability of funding. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission in Uganda announces ...
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Public Notice: The American Center is issuing new Membership Cards

Effective immediately, the American Center in Kampala (formerly known as the Information Resource Center) is issuing new plastic ID badges for membership access.  All members with the laminated paper cards should visit the American Center before March 31, 2018 in order to obtain a new membership card.  The laminated membership cards will no longer grant access ...
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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

“It should go without saying that as one half of humanity, women are entitled to the protection and fulfillment of their human rights. Unfortunately, in Uganda and across the world, that’s not the case. Human rights and gender equality should be respected every single day, but today, especially, is an opportunity for us all to ...
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U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program. | Applications accepted until Friday, December 22nd.

The EducationUSA office in Kampala seeks to identify and recruit 30 Ugandan students to join the U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program . Due to technical difficulties, the EducationUSA Scholars Program application has been extended until Friday, December 22nd.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.  Any applications completed before the form link was disabled is still considered valid.  The EducationUSA office ...
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We’re closer than ever to ending HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day

The global effort to end HIV/AIDS is paying off. For the first time, new data show significant declines in new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women. “We are at an unprecedented moment in the global HIV/AIDS response,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator for the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ...
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Ambassador Malac’s Remarks for 16 Days of Activism Public Dialogue, Makerere University

Thank you for having me here today.  I’d like to thank Makerere University and the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention for hosting this important community dialogue.  I’d also like to thank you, the students, for taking the time to be here today to discuss the important issue of gender-based violence. Read Full speech . <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, ...
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2018 AFCP Small Grants Call For Abstracts | Closing December 1, 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR’S FUND  FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION  In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) as a tool through which the people of the United States could help less developed countries to preserve their cultural heritage.  Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around ...
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U.S. Mission Supports Development Innovations in Uganda

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $1.25 million to Instiglio, in partnership with Village Enterprise, for a program designed to help lift participating Ugandan and Kenyan households out of extreme poverty.  Instiglio is implementing the program as a development impact bond, in which funders (including USAID, the UK Department for International Development, ...
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Message on Cases of Marburg Virus Disease in Eastern Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala is aware of 2 confirmed cases of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. Through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are supporting the Ugandan Ministry of Health in their rapid response to contain the outbreak. Within 24 hours of case confirmation, response activities were initiated, ...
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United States Provided $221 Million to the Refugee Response in Uganda in Fiscal Year 2017

The United States contributed $221 million towards humanitarian assistance for refugee operations in Uganda during the U.S. government’s Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). This contribution supported protection and multi-sectoral assistance, including emergency food and nutrition assistance, medical care, water, livelihoods, and prevention and response to gender-based violence, to refugees in ...
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Ambassador Malac’s Remarks at GHSA Press Conference

Remarks for Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Pre-GHSA Ministerial Press Conference Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:15 PM Uganda Media Centre, Kampala Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to begin by thanking the Government of Uganda for its dedication to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and for hosting this upcoming ministerial meeting. Strengthening Uganda’s health sector security ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Fashion Entrepreneurship Project

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY UGANDA Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:            Fashion Entrepreneurship Project Funding Opportunity Number:      DOS-PAS-FY18-KAM01 Deadline for Applications:             November 3, 2017 CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Program Total Amount Available:                 Up to $25,000 This notice is subject ...
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Ambassador Malac’s Statement

The issue of the presidential age limit is one for Ugandans to decide, and the Ugandan government is responsible for ensuring all Ugandans have the right to discuss this issue freely and without fear of intimidation. We are disturbed by reports of multiple arrests throughout the country, including reports of arrests and rough treatment of ...
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Ambassador Malac’s Statement on Freedom of Expression

The United States is deeply concerned that recent arrests and raids stifle the Ugandan people’s right to free expression and tarnish Uganda’s global image. We are disturbed by reports of raids on NGOs. Infringements on protected rights under Uganda’s Constitution will impede the country’s development. We call on the Government of Uganda to guarantee all ...
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Apply for a fully funded four-month Community Solutions Program fellowship.

Are you working to support positive change in your home country? Helping preserve your community’s biodiversity for the next generation? Working to create job opportunities for at-risk youth? If so – come join the next generation of global leaders and apply for the Community Solutions Program! Applications due October 31, 2017. For more information see ...
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2018 Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S National Security Policy Making for scholars and professionals.

U.S. Mission Uganda is accepting applications for the Winter 2018 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on U.S National Security Policy Making for scholars and professionals. The Institute will take place from January 4-February 16, 2018 at the University of Delaware in Newark. SUSI is a competitive, intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study ...
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22,500 People in Northern Ugandan Refugee and Host Communities Receive Access to Clean Water 

22,500 people — including 18,000 refugees and 4,500 host community members near Maaji III refugee settlement in Adjumani district — can now access clean drinking water and have proper sanitation facilities, thanks to a new inclusive project implemented by World Vision. With funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration ...
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United States and Uganda Celebrate Environmental Achievements in Oil Sector

On August 29, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Uganda Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development co-hosted an event to celebrate environmental achievements of USAID’s Environmental Management for the Oil Sector Activity. In 2013, USAID launched the Environmental Management for the Oil Sector Activity to address the impacts of oil ...
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USAID Supports Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities to Create Conservation Champions in Secondary Schools across the Country

On August 23, the USAID/Uganda’s Biodiversity Program, in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda and the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, celebrated the winners of this year’s Conservation Fine Art Challenge in Entebbe. Forty-two winning secondary school students were chosen by the Uganda National Examination Board from over 2,000 ...
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Highlights from Power Africa Uganda Partnership Day

Kampala, Uganda – Today, senior officials from the Governments of Uganda and the United States and other Power Africa partners celebrated Power Africa Uganda Partnership Day, an event that highlighted important developments in Uganda’s electrification efforts. Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz handed over master plans to the Government of Uganda for three rural electricity service territories, ...
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Ambassador Malac inspires Ugandan youth to believe in their potential, creativity, and energy.

On Saturday, August 19, Ambassador Malac attended the Seventh Annual National Youth Festival at Makerere University. Uganda’s population is one of the youngest in the world.  Approximately 80 percent of the population is under the age of 35, and of those, 50 percent is under the age of 15. In her remarks , Ambassador Malac said, ...
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Full speech: Ambassador Deborah R. Malac at the Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Survey press conference

Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Aceng, the Director General Health Services MoH, Prof. Anthony Mbonye; Dr. Sam Biraro, ICAP Country Representative, our friends from the media. Good morning! I am delighted to be here today, as we share with you, some of the key findings from the Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Survey or ...
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Members of the U.S. Congress visit CDC-funded Baylor-Uganda Center of Excellence.

On August 15 Ambassador Deborah R. Malac accompanied visiting members of the U.S. Congress for a site visit to a CDC-funded implementing partner, Baylor –Uganda, to see first-hand the impact of U.S. Government (USG) funding to Uganda’s health and HIV programming, particularly pediatric interventions. During the two-hour visit to Baylor-Uganda’s Center of Excellence in Mulago, ...
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Empowering Girls Through Sports

From August 2 -12, U.S. Embassy Kampala hosted two sports envoys, Jeneba Tarmoh and Kenyanna Wilson, as part of the Department of State’s SportsUnited Program. Jeneba and Kenyanna participated in three girls-focused athletics camps in Arua, Kampala, and Kapchorwa. During the camps, the sports envoys talked to over 230 rural girls and local athletes about ...
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Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony for Health and Agribusiness Trainees Thursday, August 10, 2017

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Uganda, Colette Marcellin Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony for Heath and Agribusiness Trainees Thursday, August 10, 2017 PROTOCOL LIST It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to this very happy occasion: the swearing-in of Peace Corps Volunteers. We’re honored to have our Chief Guest, Dr. Jane Aceng, the ...
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United States Pledges Additional $62.7 million in Humanitarian Assistance for Refugee Operations in Uganda

On July 8, the United States once again demonstrated its ongoing commitment to providing life-saving assistance to those affected by conflict with a pledge of nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance. Upon the conclusion of the G20 summit in Germany, and following the June 23 Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, the U.S. government announced ...
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Statement by the U.S. government delegation to the 2017 Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees

The following is the text of the statement of the U.S. delegation to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on June 23, 2017. The refugee situation in Uganda has reached crisis proportions. To prevent a broader humanitarian disaster, the response of Ugandan authorities and the international ...
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EducationUSA Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t be fooled by email or internet scams that pretend to offer genuine scholarships to U.S. universities! If someone asks you for a payment of any kind, it’s likely fake. At U.S. schools, scholarship applications are free. With so many scams going around, it is sometimes hard to find genuine scholarships. One of the ways ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Partners with AmCham Uganda to Host Agricultural Trade Mission

As part of the U.S. government’s ongoing commitment to building trade and investment opportunities within Uganda, the U.S. Embassy held a three-day Agricultural Trade Mission in Kampala. Hosted along with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Uganda and the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda, this event brought together 21 American agribusinesses and 24 Ugandan ...
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U.S. Government Approves Increased Assistance to Fight HIV/AIDS in Uganda

KAMPALA – As a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Ugandans, the United States Government has increased its assistance related to HIV treatment and prevention through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). On April 26 in Johannesburg, South Africa, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah L. Birx ...
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U.S. Expands Infectious Disease Research and Training Partnership with Uganda

  In support of Uganda’s continued efforts to fight infectious diseases, the governments of the United States and Uganda today signed an agreement to further their collaboration on infectious disease research and training. U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine, signed the agreement, which ...
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Grants Opportunity: The USAID BAA for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions that address development challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invites interested parties to participate with USAID to identify innovative thinking, best practices ...
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Malaria remains Uganda’s leading cause of death. Yet, there are ways to prevent it.

Malaria remains Uganda’s leading cause of death, especially in children under five. Yet, there are ways to prevent it. The following prevention tools are powerful and cost-effective. The U.S. government is proud to support efforts to end malaria in Uganda. Through a five-year project, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is helping more than 13 million Ugandans ...
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U.S. Embassy in Kampala celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

On April 20, the U.S. Embassy in Kampala celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month  with a performance by Uganda’s Baxmba Waves band. Initiated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Jazz Appreciation Month is an annual opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of jazz during the month of April. In her remarks, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah ...
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Call for proposals – Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2017/2018

The U.S. Mission in Kampala is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund. The Fund’s primary intention is to support projects to assist refugees and focus on one-time needs. Such projects should not be ones already being addressed by UNHCR or NGOs receiving U.S. Government funding. The maximum project ...
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Telephone Services Closing Date: June 1, 2017 at 10:00am, local time

Procurement Reference Number: SUG500-17-R-0012 The requirement is for the providing telephone phone services at the US Embassy Kampala.  The anticipated performance is for a base period of twelve months and four one-year periods at the option of the Government.  For complete details regarding this requirement go to www.FBO.Gov , enter the solicitation number “SUG50017R0012” in the ...
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USAID supports renovation of a Conservation Education Center in Lake Mburo National Park

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Without its Health, Uganda Cannot Achieve Wealth

April 7, 2017: Today on World Health Day, Uganda should take stock of the progress it has made in creating a healthier population. According to the recently released Uganda Demographic Health Survey (UDHS), there are some clear and positive trends: more women delivering babies in health facilities; substantial reductions in infant and under-five mortality rates; ...
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Chargé D’Affaires Colette Marcellin visit Kasenge Primary School

In recognition of Women’s History Month and in advance of World Health Day, Chargé D’Affaires Colette Marcellin visited the Kasenge Primary School in Mukono district and participated in discussions with students on the importance of making smart and healthy life decisions. Students presented songs and skits on how they are making smart choices to remain ...
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Healthy women make their communities stronger

Women may live longer than men, but on average they have  poorer health . When mothers and daughters receive inferior nutrition and health care, girls’ long-term health and the well-being of future generations are harmed. Some examples: Malnourished women deliver less-healthy babies. Adolescent childbearing, common where child marriage is allowed, poses health risks and limits life prospects ...
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Got questions on study in the U.S.A?

Please review our latest Facebook Q&A session. It’s likely someone asked the same questions. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Welcome, everyone! Our apologies for being a bit late today. We're now going to begin our ...
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Watch how USAID RWANU project aims to reduce food insecurity in South Karamoja

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); At the U.S. Embassy, we don't just just help #EmpowerWomen during #WomensHistoryMonth, we're doing it every month and every day throughout Uganda. Watch this video to learn more about one ...
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U.S. GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS UGANDA’S TB CONTROL EFFORTS WITH DONATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART DETECTION EQUIPMENT

KAMPALA – The United States today demonstrated its ongoing support for and commitment to the improved health and well-being of all Ugandans with the donation of state-of-the-art medical equipment that will help health officials detect, monitor and treat tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis. In a February 10 ceremony at Uganda’s Ministry of Health in Kampala, ...
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Black history: “If you see something that is not right, … do something about it.”

By Kuros Ghaffari Fifty years ago, the city of Selma, Alabama, took center stage in the American civil rights movement. A major goal of the movement had been securing voting rights that were granted under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Despite that federal requirement, some states and local jurisdictions had created legal hurdles ...
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Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation cause severe bleeding and health issues including cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth increased risk of newborn deaths. The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is February 6 Globally, it is estimated that 100 million to 140 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), according to the United Nations Population Fund. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Swears In 32 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers

KAMPALA – U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on January 19 presided over the swearing-in ceremony for the newest group of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. These 32 Volunteers will specialize in educational activities, specifically with the objective of promoting reading and literacy. Volunteers serve in Ugandan communities for two years, working hand-in-hand ...
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Join us for a group advising session! Please note that you have to attend a group advising session before requesting for an individual appointment with the Education Adviser. The dates for group advising sessions are listed below: Graduate students : Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am on the following dates: February 16th, March 2nd , May ...
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U.S. helps build Ugandan capacity to combat wildlife crime

The U.S. Government is helping to build the capacity of Ugandan authorities to protect the country’s natural heritage and to combat illicit trafficking that threatens both Uganda’s abundant wildlife and security. The donation of 10 wildlife crime scene investigation (WCSI) kits by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will assist several Ugandan agencies in ...
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Saving Lives at Birth Funding Opportunity

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. They seek groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches ...
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A Look Back at U.S. Mission Uganda’s Work in 2016

Emmanuel Odama, a scientist with the National Agricultural Research Organization and a member of the 2016 class of Mandela Washington Fellows, introduced President Barack Obama at the close of this year’s Young African Leadership Institute summit in Washington, DC in August. More than 1,000 young leaders from 49 African countries, including 30 Ugandans, attended the ...
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U.S. Mission contributes $40 million to assist refugees in Uganda

The U.S. Mission to Uganda announces the continuing support of the U.S. Government and the American people for the security of Uganda and its increasing refugee population with a $40 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). This emergency humanitarian aid, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the ...
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The U.S. Embassy Kampala will be CLOSED during this festive period as follows

Monday, December 26 in observance of Boxing Day The Embassy will re-open on Tuesday December 27, 2016. Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day The Embassy will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. For after-hours emergencies, please call (+256)(0) 414-306-001 and (+256)(0)312-306-001. For non-emergency inquiries email KampalaUScitizen@state.gov anytime or call (+256)(0) 414-306-001 and ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity for a Mobile Programming Space

Background The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy seeks to extend the reach of the U.S. Mission Uganda’s public diplomacy activities by establishing a mobile programming space (a bus or a truck) to travel to remote areas of Uganda to promote American culture and values. Through a selection of books, periodicals, films, technology, Internet ...
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Meet the 2016 PEPFAR Heroes – individuals who have dedicated their efforts towards an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

This week, Ambassador Malac recognized the 2016 PEPFAR Heroes. These Ugandans have worked tirelessly on the front lines of The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s HIV efforts. “We hear a lot of statistics about AIDS overall – how many people are affected by the disease, what kind of measures we are putting ...
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Study in the U.S. opportunities for Scholars and Secondary School Educators

The U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators and the Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars program. The Secondary Educators include classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others. The Study of ...
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U.S. Government supports Ministry of Health in launching Test and Treat Guidelines for HIV/AIDS

On November 29 2016, the United States Government demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Ugandans through its support to the Ministry of Health and its launch of Test and Treat Guidelines for HIV/AIDS in Uganda. This new policy is an aggressive approach to get more HIV-positive Ugandans on treatment immediately upon ...
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International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women Op-ed Ending Gender-Based Violence is Everyone’s Responsibility

By U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac November 25, 2016 Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Uganda is taking an important step forward to protect women and girls by launching its National Action Plan on the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence. I commend the Government of Uganda, especially the Ministry of Gender, ...
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Notice of Funding: English Access Micro scholarship Program (Access)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda, announces an open competition for grant proposals for the administration of the English Access Micro scholarship Program (Access), which provides English-language instruction to 13 to 20 year-old disadvantaged students. The Access Program is expected to fund two years of after-school classes and enhancement activities at ...
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U.S. Government continues to help improve & strengthen UG health systems with support to the National Health Laboratory

November 17, 2016: The United States Government, represented by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac, demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving Uganda’s health systems during the official opening and dedication of the country’s National Health Laboratory in Butabika. The United States is proud to have supported the construction of the Laboratory, which will help ...
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Special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 12- to 18-month professional fellowship in the United States. All Fellows will be placed at a leading social change organization in the United States. Individuals with 2 to 10 years of experience working on ...
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Call for proposals: U.S. AMBASSADOR’S FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION

In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) as a tool through which the people of the United States could help less developed countries to preserve their cultural heritage. Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe are helping eligible countries to preserve historic ...
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U.S. Embassy celebrates 70 years of Fulbright program

On October 21, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the alumni of Fulbright program in Uganda, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright exchange program at a reception at Makerere University. In her remarks , Ambassador Malac said that the Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 to promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding through educational exchanges, has ...
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U.S. Embassy supports young fashion designers’ competition to promote entrepreneurship

The U.S. Embassy supported the third annual SEED Show (Skilled Expressive Entrepreneurial Design) fashion competition on October 20 for Uganda’s young up-and-coming designers Ugandan fashion entrepreneur Ras Kasozi teamed with Project Runway to narrow a pool of more than 100 applicants to 10 young up-and-coming Ugandan fashion designers. The ten designers attended a series of workshops on ...
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U.S. Mission to Uganda Awards $55 Million for a Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition Project

The U.S. Mission to Uganda on September 30, 2016 awarded University Research Co., LLC (URC)’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity a $ 55,372,562 million agreement to support the design and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated regional health, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition project. The award, which was made possible due ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Anti-U.S. Rhetoric (September 29, 2016)

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Anti-U.S. Rhetoric September 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of increased anti-U.S. rhetoric on social media in connection with an incident in California on September 27 in which police shot and killed a man who was reportedly from Uganda.  Due to the potential ...
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Empowering Businesswomen Through Technology

On September 28, 2016, U.S. Embassy Kampala Chargé d’Affaires Colette Marcellin opened the Annual Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The summit, a partnership between Zimba Women, International Trade Centre, Facebook, Seeed Stars World, and the U.S. Embassy, aims to help female entrepreneurs use technology to expand their reach, ...
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U.S. Mission Awards Ambassador Special Self-Help Grants

On September 22, the U.S. Mission to Uganda awarded Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Awards to eight grantees. The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund helps community-based organizations launch small-scale sustainable development projects for income generation and quality of life improvements. Grantees this year included the Institute for Social Transformation (ITS), Maendeleo Youth and Women Association (MYWA), People Association for Rural Development Serere (PARDS), Okony-Komwa ...
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United States Pledges Nearly $133 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

On September 23, 2016, the United States announced nearly $133 million in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees, who now number over one million, as well as for internally displaced persons in South Sudan. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced the additional funding at the “High Level Side Event on ...
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The U.S. Embassy Kampala advises its citizens to be vigilant and cautious if traveling to or living near the city of Arua at this time.

The U.S. Embassy Kampala advises its citizens to be vigilant and cautious if traveling to or living near the city of Arua at this time.  We have received reports of clashes between protesters and the Uganda Police Force (UPF) at the Ediofe Cathedral approximately three kilometers outside of the Arua town center.  Additional reports indicate ...
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The Young Agripreneur Program Cultivates Ugandan Farmers

Last week as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Young Agripreneur Program, ten up-and-coming farmers improved their knowledge and skills in agribusiness through an immersive program at the model farm of Dr. Emma Naluyima. While on the farm, the participants learned how to create business plans, manage their finances, add value to and market their products, ...
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2017 Study of the United States Institutes on U.S. National Security Policy Making

U.S. Mission Uganda is accepting applications for the Winter 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUIS) on U.S National Security Policy Making for scholars and professionals. The Institute will take place from January 7 through February 17, 2017 at the University of Delaware in Newark. SUSI is a competitive, intensive post-graduate level academic program with ...
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Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

Imagine six weeks at a U.S. university where you can sharpen your skills in public management, civic leadership or business; get advice from experts in the U.S. public, private and nonprofit sectors; and build a network of Africans and Americans to support your professional development. That is what the Mandela Washington Fellowship is all about. ...
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DREAMS Takes Stage at Lira HIV Concert

Last weekend, Stella, a DREAMS ambassador and HIV prevention advocate, addressed the crowd at the iKnowKati HIV awareness concert in Lira. The goal of PEPFAR’s DREAMS initiative is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. DREAMS works towards ensuring an AIDS-free future for adolescent girls and young women across 10 districts ...
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USAID Connects Entrepreneurs & Partners at Innovation Bazaar

On September 15, 2016, the U.S. Mission in Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held an Innovation Bazaar in Kampala.  The one-day bazaar, held on Makerere University’s Resilient Africa Network campus, introduced USAID-funded innovators in Uganda with partners implementing the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative in more than 30 focus districts. ...
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CDC Support Helps Contain Yellow Fever

Five months after a confirmed outbreak, Uganda is now yellow fever-free. Last week, the Ministry of Health announced that the recent outbreak has been fully contained, thanks surveillance work by the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC), supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and mass vaccinations. The Ministry of Health first received ...
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Building businesses through entrepreneurship workshops

More than 100 young Ugandan entrepreneurs took part in series of workshops with U.S. entrepreneur Rhett Power during his September 6-15 visit to Uganda. Through the U.S. Speaker Program, Mr. Power helped up-and-coming entrepreneurs transform their ideas into practical business plans with greater potential for success and sustainability. Established entrepreneurs learned how to better manage ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, U.S. citizens are cautioned to maintain vigilance in the face of the worldwide threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests and the ongoing threat of attacks in Uganda from al-Shabaab. As stated in the Department of State’s March 2016 Worldwide Caution, “Current information suggests ISIL, al-Qa’ida. Boko Haram, ...
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Ambassador Malac flags off Uganda’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey with the Ministry of Health.

The U.S. government is contributing $8 million to Uganda’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey. The survey which will help service delivery and treatment for HIV in Uganda. The U.S. government is proud to partner on this important work, which will also study the rising impact of HIV on Uganda’s children. “This survey will be a ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Awards $41.4 Million for Malaria Prevention Project

The U.S. Mission to Uganda on August 19 awarded the non-profit organization Malaria Consortium a $41.4 million contract to oversee implementation of the Malaria Action Program for Districts Project, a flagship program for Uganda to help eradicate malaria in the country. The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development ...
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USAID and Ministry of Health launch new quality improvement interventions for Uganda’s health sector

Despite significant gains in Uganda’s health sector, there remains a need to make quality improvements in service delivery throughout the country. International donors and Uganda health officials echoed this sentiment at the 3rd National Quality Improvement Conference in Kampala on Monday, August 22. During the event, more than 500 health sector managers launched Uganda’s new ...
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AGOA is an important tool to help Uganda achieve the middle income status – Ambassador Malac

On August 10, the U.S. Mission in Kampala held a news conference with members of the media to talk about the strategic importance of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), its extension until 2025, and how Uganda can maximize AGOA’s many benefits. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac, joined by Margaret Waithaka from the East Africa ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Hosts Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop

KAMPALA: On August 8-9, 2016, U.S. Mission Uganda partnered with the wildlife trade monitoring network (TRAFFIC) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to convene the first Uganda Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop. The two-day workshop’s goals were to assess the trends of transnational wildlife crime in Uganda and set priority actions for combating wildlife trafficking at ...
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Emmanuel Odama Introduces President Obama at the YALI Town Hall

We’re thrilled and proud that Uganda’s own Emmanuel Odama introduced President Obama last night at the final session of the 2016 YALI Summit in Washington! Watch the video below. “I come from Uganda — from a farming community in the countryside where I learned what I know from the farmers I grew up with. When ...
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PEPFAR and DREAMS Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge

On July 19th at the International AIDS Conference in South Africa, PEPFAR announced the winners of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. DREAMS selected 56 innovators from 15 countries who offer new ways to empower young women. Adolescent girls and young women represent 75 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The winners selected will ...
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Ambassador Malac Encourages Youth to Pursue Agriculture

Ambassador Malac encouraged young women and men to pursue agriculture as a career at an agribusiness forum on July 15. In her remarks , Ambassador Malac highlighted recent advancements in the agriculture industry in Uganda, adding that a career in agribusiness could involve working with exciting new technologies or doing business with international clients. The U.S. ...
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Ambassador Malac Appears on NTV’s The BEAT with Uganda’s Bobi Wine and the Henhouse Prowlers

July 13, 2016: Ambassador Malac appeared on NTV’s The BEAT music show to promote U.S. cultural exchange programs and talk about how music can bring different societies together. Ambassador Malac was joined by the American bluegrass band Henhouse Prowlers and Ugandan music performer Bobi Wine. We're live with @hhp on @ntvthebeat ! Enjoy the show! pic.twitter.com/mPHdetp3DP — Amb. ...
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Ambassador’s Full Speech: U.S. 240th Independence Day Celebration

Ambassador’s Remarks for Independence Day Celebration U.S. Embassy, Kampala July 12, 2016 • Honorable Minister of State for International Affairs Henry Oryem Okello;; • Honorable Members of Parliament; • Representatives and officials of the Government of Uganda; • Distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends… • All protocols observed. Thank you all very much for joining us ...
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Ambassador Malac Visits Eastern Uganda

From June 28th to 30th, Ambassador Malac took an official trip to eastern Uganda to visit the several programs and activities supported by the U.S. government. Among the program and places Ambassador Malac visited was the Bugiri Agribusiness Initiative Development Association which is supported by the Feed the Future initiative and helps more than 3,000 ...
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Like Sseko Designs, You Too Can Take Advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Video: Think Uganda can’t take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)?. Sseko Designs began working in 2011 with the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub , who helped Ssekeo break into the U.S. market. With the Hub’s technical assistance and support, Sseko expanded its export capacity, build its brand, and grow its profits. It’s now the largest shoe exporting company ...
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World Refugee Day 2016: U.S Continues Support to Refugees Worldwide

The United States has a proud history of welcoming refugees. Our resettlement program reflects our highest values and aspirations to compassion, generosity, and leadership. Since 1975, the United States Refugee Admissions Program has welcomed more than 3.2 million resettled refugees from around the world. In each of the last three years, the United States has ...
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Meet Five Talented Young Ugandans for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

This month, the U.S. Government will gather entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, including these 5 highly talented young #Ugandans for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). We believe that when we connect global entrepreneurs with the access and exchange needed to create and innovate, we unleash their power to change the world. GES ...
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USAID Supported Youth Leadership Academy Graduates 76 Leaders

Last week, 76 youth leaders graduated from the third International Republican Institute (IRI) Leadership Academy, aimed at promoting visionary leadership among youth leaders. The three month training, supported by USAID and the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) through IRI, focused on topics including: transformational leadership, self-leadership, leading others, policy analysis, advocacy and conflict resolution as well ...
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Ambassador Malac’s full speech at the East African Healthcare Federation Conference

As prepared for delivery Remarks for East African Healthcare Federation Conference U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Monday, June 6, 2016, 8:45 AM Sheraton Hotel, Kampala Hon. Minister of Health, Elioda Tumwesigye, Honorable Ministers from Rwanda and Tanzania, Government representatives from Kenya, Uganda Government representatives, Non-governmental Organizations and Faith-based Organizations present, Members of the Private Sector ...
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World Environment Day: Farmers, do want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

As farmers adapt to the effects of climate change, they want cost-effective ways to maximize available water and improve soil. More and more farmers are discovering conservation tillage (also known as conservation agriculture). Instead of disturbing the soil by plowing after a harvest, the farmers leave residue, such as maize stalks or wheat stubble, on ...
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PEPFAR approve $380 million in new programming for Uganda

The United States is dedicated to helping improve the lives of the people of Uganda. Last week in South Africa, Ambassador Malac and officials from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) approved $380 million in new programming for Uganda. This U.S. government assistance is the result of months of hard work and ...
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USAID Works with WHO on MDR-TB Treatment Advances

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just announced two new policy recommendations that could save lives by speeding detection and improving treatment outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant forms of TB (MDR-TB). These recommendations include use of a shorter, less expensive treatment regimen and a novel rapid diagnostic test. The current treatment approach takes 18-24 months to ...
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Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs Bruce Wharton on the U.S.-Uganda relationship

On Friday May 13, 2016, U.S. Principal Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs Bruce Wharton spoke to the media about the U.S.-Uganda relationship and yesterday’s swearing-in of President Museveni. Below are excerpts of his prepared remarks: “The United States values its relationship with Uganda and the Ugandan people. Our two countries cooperate closely on ...
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Ambassador Malac Opens Gulu’s Newly Renovated Multi-Drug Resistant TB Ward

On May 3rd, Ambassador Malac officially opened the newly renovated multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. In her speech Ambassador Malac said that “TB diagnosis and treatment are now available nationwide, including at lower level health facilities – a real cause for celebration! And over the past few years, we have ...
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Full speech: World Press Freedom Day 2016

Remarks for Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney World Press Freedom Day 2016 African Centre for Media Excellence 3 May 2016, Golf Course Hotel, Kampala   Good morning.  I am honored to be here today to mark World Press Freedom Day. Ambassador Malac couldn’t be here because she is visiting some of our programs in ...
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USAID and UCDA share the new National Coffee Strategy with coffee farmers

Uganda is Africa’s leading exporter of coffee. USAID is working with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to share the new National Coffee Strategy with coffee farmers. The strategy aims at increasing coffee production and will strengthen farmer organizations, support research, streamline regulations, and promote the local consumption of coffee. Over 90% of coffee farmers in ...
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U.S. Mission Hosts a Youth Technology Camp

Three talented young Ugandans organized a technology camp on April 27 at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala to share their expertise with other youth. The three organizers are alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) TechCamp, held last October in South Africa. The two-day camp, where Joan Apego, Sharon Againe, and Baker Lwasampijja interacted ...
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U.S. Mission Hosts a Women’s Leadership Panel Discussion

On April 25, in partnership with Uganda Women’s Network, the U.S. Embassy hosted a panel discussion on women’s leadership to highlight the “Invisible Barriers to Women’s Leadership in Uganda.” In her remarks and on a panel with Ugandan women leaders Prof. Maggie Kigozi, Dr. Sylvia Tamale and Ms. Betty Akullo, Ambassador Malac highlighted the work that ...
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U.S. Supports New Program to Boost Smallholder Farmers Income

The U.S. Mission Uganda announced a USAID program to boost the income and productivity of Uganda’s smallholder farmers. The Feed the Future Uganda Producer Organizations Activity will help strengthen the governance, management, service delivery and local level advocacy capacities of agriculture Producer Organizations to function as viable business entities, as buyers of improved inputs and ...
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World Malaria Day

Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Uganda.Through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Government is committed to eradicating malaria and has contributed more than $200 million to malaria programs since 2006. PMI is making successful contributions to end malaria in Uganda through four key interventions: indoor residual spraying; insecticide-treated nets; intermittent preventive ...
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Ambassador Malac’s Remarks for Generation Agripreneur Expo and Summit 2016

Remarks for Generation Agripreneur Expo and Summit Ambassador Deborah Malac Thursday, April 21, 2016 Uganda Manufacturers Association Show Grounds, Kampala, Uganda Thank you Captain Abhay Agarwal , for your introduction. Under your leadership, the American Chamber of Commerce does an excellent job promoting U.S. business interests here in Uganda. I appreciate your leadership, energy, and ...
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PICTURES: Ambassador Meeting Exhibitors at the Generation Agripreneur Show 2016.

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac visited the 2016 Generation AgriPreneur Summit and Expo on April 20. She met creative Ugandan exhibitors who add value to locally grown agricultural products and increasing economic growth. The AgriPreneur Summit and Expo brought U.S. and Ugandan agripreneurs together to explore opportunities to expand their businesses.
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Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo Opens

KAMPALA, April 19, 2016: U.S. Mission Uganda and the American Chamber of Commerce-Uganda have partnered to organize the second annual “Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo,” which opened in Kampala on April 19. The Summit and Expo, held at the Uganda Manufacturers Association show grounds, will run until April 21, and will feature more than 120 ...
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USAID Support Opportunities for Young Ugandan Entrepreneurs

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is proud to support opportunities for young Ugandan entrepreneurs, like the just-launched three-year program with Yunus Social Business Uganda. A total of 13 social business will participate in this first cohort of the Social Business Accelerator. This initiative will support small and medium social businesses ...
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Ambassador Malac Commemorates World Health Day at Baylor-Uganda

In honor of World Health Day, Ambassador Deborah Malac today visited the Baylor College of Medicine-Uganda Paediatric Center of Excellence (COE). Funded by the U.S. Government through CDC, Baylor-Uganda leads the way in HIV care and treatment in children and is a prime example of our commitment to improving Ugandans’ health. The U.S. Government has ...
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It’s Time for the Government to Invest in Ugandans’ Health and Future

World Health Day Op-ed By U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac April 7, 2016 Every April 7, the world comes together to commemorate World Health Day, a global campaign to improve and promote awareness on key health issues. This year, we can celebrate the fact that Uganda is making great strides towards achieving the United Nations’ sustainable ...
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Ambassador Malac Visits Bulamu Health Camp in Buwambo

On April 5, 2016, Ambassador Malac joined Peace Corps Uganda volunteers at the Bulamu Health Camp in Buwambo. Organized by Bulamu Healthcare International in partnership with Peace Corps Uganda, this three-day health camp provides free health education, screening, and treatment for preventable illnesses. Buwambo is a farming community, with much of the population living below ...
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A statement regarding the ruling of Uganda’s Supreme Court on the February 18 elections

The U.S. Embassy notes today’s Supreme Court ruling affirming the results of Uganda’s February 18 presidential vote that saw President Yoweri Museveni re-elected to his fifth term. We encourage all Ugandans to respect the Court’s decision, and express their views in a peaceful manner. We note that the Court acknowledged some instances of non-compliance by ...
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President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Donates Mosquito Nets to Refugees

On March 15, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a collaborative U.S. Government effort led by USAID, took part in donating more than a quarter of a million mosquito nets to people living in Uganda’s refugee settlements. This initiative was a joint effort with the Government of Uganda, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region

Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City March 21, 2016 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Foreign Minister Chikoti, for being here today and for hosting this timely debate on an incredibly important set of issues. Let me also thank the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Commissioner ...
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U.S. Hands over National Health Laboratory to Ministry of Health

The National Health Laboratory Will Strengthen Uganda’s Health Systems The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), transferred the recently completed construction of the National Health Laboratory in Kampala to the Ministry of Health on Friday, January 15.  U.S. Mission Uganda’s Chargé d’Affaires Trish Mahoney and Minister of State Chris Baryomunsi ...
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Press Statement: On the Results of Uganda’s Presidential Elections

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 20, 2016 The United States commends the Ugandan people for participating actively and peacefully in the February 18 elections. While the vote occurred without major unrest, we must acknowledge numerous reports of irregularities and official conduct that are deeply inconsistent with international standards and expectations for any democratic process. Delays in the delivery of voting materials, reports of pre-checked ballots and ...
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U.S. Military Personnel Train With the UPDF

U.S. Marine Sgt. Sam Adkins, an explosive ordinance disposal technician with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, identifies a pressure plate during an Improvised Explosive Device awareness class with members of the Uganda People’s Defense Force. U.S. military personnel are training with the UPDF in order to increase engineering and logistical capabilities while strengthening ...
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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want win $5,000?

The US Embassy and the Uganda Muslim Youth Forum invites interested youth entrepreneurs (18 – 30 years) to participate in a Hackathon competition from January 8-10, 2016. The Hackathon will bring together 30 young entrepreneurs to ideate, incubate, network, and create solutions, culminating in a pitch zone competition where groups will present their ideas to ...
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Over 300 Delegates Meet in Gulu to discuss the State of Children in Northern Uganda

GULU – On December 16, 2015, the United States Government in partnership with the Government of Uganda and Gulu district leadership hosted over 300 participants at the first Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child with special focus on challenges faced by children in northern Uganda. The one-day forum brought together participants from ...
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U.S. Government Helps Refugees Counter Gender-Based Violence

U.S. Government Helps Refugees Counter Gender-Based Violence Uganda generously hosts over half a million refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, and other countries. The U.S. Mission is working with the Government of Uganda, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees as part of its ...
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Fashion Show and Entrepreneurship Reception

On November 21, the U.S. Mission Uganda in partnership with Kas Wear organized a fashion show as part of celebrations to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Fashion is big business and this project gave a platform to ten up-and-coming fashion designers in Uganda’s fashion industry. In her remarks, Chargé Trish Mahoney said “Uganda needs more businesses ...
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Over 600 Child Experts Convene in Kampala

On October 27 and 28 2015, the  United States government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda, hosted more than 600 participants at the National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child to address the critical challenges facing children in Uganda. The two-day forum, held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, brought together participants from both ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda hosted renowned American Muslim speaker

In October 2015, U.S. Mission Uganda hosted renowned American Muslim speaker Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, President of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland and founder of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (see photo album here ). Imam Arafat facilitated several workshops in Kampala and the eastern districts of Mbale and Mayuge. Topics ranged from Muslim ...
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Six UPDF Generals Receive U.S. Legion of Merit Award

On September 30, 2015, UPDF Chief GEN Katumba Wamala and five others received the U.S. Legion of Merit award for their leadership in support of ‪AMISOM, promoting regional stability, and for service to ‪‎Uganda. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander GEN Rodriguez decorated the six senior ‪‎UPDF officers. The Legion of Merit is given for ...
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Public Affairs Holds Finance Literacy Training for Embassy’s Youth Partners

To equip Ugandan youths with necessary skills for managing their business and personal finances, the Embassy Public Affairs Section hosted a financial literacy training for over 40 youth leaders from Kampala. The attendees included Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni, members of the Generation Change youth group, and participants of the season two SEED Show . Danstan Kisuule, a ...
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The U.S. Mission Celebrates the 239th Independence Day

On Thursday, July 2, the U.S. Mission in Uganda joined Americans around the world in observing Independence Day, our nation’s most important holiday. In his  speech  at the Embassy’s official celebration, Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi said  “We want Uganda to succeed. We know that a peaceful, prosperous, healthy and democratic Uganda is in our best national ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Celebrates Ramadan with Iftar

Ugandan Muslims enjoy Iftar dinner at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. On Monday, June 29, the U.S. Mission Uganda hosted an Iftar at the U.S.  Ambassador’s residence.  The dinner was held to share in the breaking of the fast with members of Uganda’s Muslim community and to honor the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Speaking at ...
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American Band Visit Kampala

On May 8-9, 2015, an American bluegrass band called the Henhouse Prowlers visited Kampala as part of the American Music Abroad program. The Henhouse Prowlers staged a show at the National Theatre, performed on NTV, learned about Ugandan musical at Ndere Cultural Centre , and hosted a master class with Kampala Music School. At the National Theatre Kampala ...
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Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo 2015

On April 21-22, 2015, U.S. Mission Uganda and the American Chamber of Commerce partnered with Stanbic Bank, Airtel, Delta, Jubilee Insurance, New Vision, Mukwano, and others to hold the Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo. Under the theme “Shaping the Next 25 Years of Agribusiness in Uganda with US Partnerships”, the summit featured exhibitors and speakers ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Honors Four Ugandan Women of Courage

On March 4, U.S. Mission Uganda partnered with Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange to celebrate Uganda’s most courageous women (pictured above) in the categories of Governance and Human Rights, Economic Opportunities, Health, and Peace and Security. These women overcame significant barriers and demonstrated immense tenacity in championing an exceptional cause that has contributed to the development ...
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51 New Peace Corps Volunteers Begin Service in Uganda

On October August 6, 2014, 51 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in by the U.S. Chargé d’affaires Ms. Patricia Mahoney. The new volunteers will be serving in the areas of health, agriculture and education.  This newest group brings the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Uganda to 164. Speaking at the ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Celebrates Ramadan with Iftar

On July 10, 2014, the U.S. Mission in Uganda hosted an Iftar at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence.  The dinner was held to share in the breaking of the fast with members of Uganda’s Muslim community and to honor the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Speaking at the dinner, Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney noted: The U.S. ...
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USAID, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and Peace Corps Uganda Organize the first annual Language Spelling competition

USAID, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and Peace Corps Uganda Organize the first annual Language Spellingcompetition The My Language Spelling Bee is Uganda’s first ever national local language spelling competition for P3 pupils. These competitions are brought to you through a partnership between USAID-Uganda, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and Peace Corps Uganda.  ...
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The United States celebrates its Independence Day

The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, a day of patriotic celebration and family events throughout the country. In the words of Founding Father John Adams, the holiday would be “the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance. … It ought to be solemnized with pomp ...
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Ambassador DeLisi Launches Country-Wide Book Donation

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott H. DeLisi visited Lake Victoria Primary School in Entebbe to highlight the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) School Health and Reading Program.  The School Health and Reading Program promotes increased literacy in Uganda by supporting early grade reading. Implementation of the program includes ...
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STATEMENT BY U.S. MISSION UGANDA – No changes in U.S. Assistance to Uganda announced yet

We have seen several reports alleging that recent decisions by donors have directly affected services in health, agriculture, and election funding.  Speaking for the United States, let us be clear; none of the announced changes in U.S. assistance affects essential care and treatment in our health services, our extensive agriculture programming, or our initiatives in ...
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50 Ugandan businessmen and women to attend a U.S. trade show

On Monday March 3, 2014, Ambassador Scott DeLisi hosted a pre-departure reception for over fifty Ugandan businessmen and women who will be travelling to Chicago to attend the International Home and Housewares Show in March 2014. The group is the largest Ugandan delegation to attend a U.S. trade show. The International Home and Housewares Show is one of 26 trade shows certified by the U.S. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Swears In 42 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers

On January 22, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi presided over the swearing-in ceremony of forty-two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers at his residence in Kampala. This newest group of Peace Corps Volunteer Literacy Specialists brings the total number of Peace Corps Education Volunteers serving in Uganda to eighty-three.  Five of the new volunteers hold doctoral ...
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