DIRECTORATES

DIRECTORATE OF PROTOCOL AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

Name

Position

Email

Amb. Charles Ssentongo

Ag. Director

charles.ssentongo@mofa.go.ug

 

The Directorate of Protocol and Public Diplomacy comprises the Departments of: 

  • Protocol Services.
  • Consular Services.
  • Public Diplomacy

The key functions of the Directorate are:

  • Providing protocol services.
  • Administering diplomatic privileges and immunities.
  • Providing consular services.
  • Promoting Uganda's image and building bridges with publics both foreign and local.                         

DIRECTORATE OF REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Name

Position

Email

Amb Arthur Kafeero

Ag. Director

arthur.kafeero@mofa.go.ug



The Directorate of Regional and International Political Affairs (RIPA) comprises Departments of:

  • Regional Peace and Security; 
  • International Political Cooperation; and 
  • International Law and Social Affairs. 
The key functions of RIPA are:

  • Providing technical advice on foreign policy development and its implementation in relation to matters of regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Providing technical support to relevant MDAs and Official Delegations to regional and international conferences on matters of regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Coordinating aspects of Missions related to regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Initiating and implementing strategies for enhancing the capacity of the Ministry in effectively dealing with matters related to regional and international peace and security; and international law and social issues.
  • Ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources for the Directorate.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional and international political organisations

DIRECTORATE OF REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (RIEA)

Name

Position

Email

Amb. Isaac Ssebulime

Ag. Director

isaac.ssebulime@mofa.go.ug



The Directorate of Regional and International Economic Affairs comprises the  Departments of: 

  • Regional Economic Cooperation.
  • International Economic Cooperation.
  • Diaspora.

The functions of the RIEA include:

  • Promoting economic / commercial diplomacy (i.e. promoting trade and tourism; attracting investment; facilitating transfer of technology; facilitating  mobilisation of resources from abroad for development); 
  • Mobilising Ugandan Diaspora for national development). 
  • Providing technical advice on foreign policy development and its implementation in relation to regional and international economic issues.
  • Providing technical support to relevant MDAs / Official Delegations to regional and international conferences on regional and international economic issues.
  • Promoting partnerships and networks with stakeholders dealing with matters of regional and international economic issues.
  • Initiating and implementing strategies for enhancing the capacity of the Ministry in effectively dealing with matters related to regional and international economic issues.
  • Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources for the Directorate.
  • Lobbying positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional and international political organisations.
  • Promoting South-South cooperation to diversify markets abroad and target FDI, development resources, technology transfer and trade facilities offered by the emerging economies, like the BRICS, ASEAN etc.
  • Lobby positions for placement of Uganda or Ugandans in regional political organisations

Highlights

Presentation of Credentials by the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel, 16th-June 2020

The Minister of State for International Cooperation, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello received credentials from the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel.

Hon. Sam Kutesa's Statement to Parliament on Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due to Airport and Border Closures Following the Outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2nd-June 2020

Today, 2nd June 2020, Honourable Sam Kutesa addressed Parliament on the Situation of Ugandans Stranded Abroad due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vacancies for Directors at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, 1st-June 2020

Positions of Directors for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, have been published on the Website of the African Union
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