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2017 News & Events

June 2017

Statement by Ireland at the Solidarity Summit on Refugees, Uganda

23 June 2017

Ambassador Dónal Cronin delivers statement by Ireland at the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees.

Global Partnership Award for Karamoja Primary Education Programme

Deloitte (Uganda) today presented the Irish Ambassador to Uganda with the Global Partnership Award (GPA) for the Best Education Project that the Karamoja Primary Education Programme won on May 11 in London, UK.

Kampala, Uganda 16.06.2017.

Irish Aid Airlifts humanitarian Aid for South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

19 June 2017

The Government of Ireland today completed the airlifting of essential relief items worth €500,000 (more than 2 billion UGX) to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. This critically needed assistance includes blankets, shelter construction materials, cooking sets and mosquito nets. 

May 2017

Democratic Governance Facility Head of Programme

05 May 2017

As Senior Adviser/Head of Programme you will be overall responsible for managing and implementing the “Democratic Governance Facility” with a total of 35 staff and €140 million budget to support projects – primarily through NGOs. You hold a relevant university degree, have solid experience working with governance/human rights issues but even more importantly have extensive experience with management – staff, operational and financial – from working in developing countries. You are fluent in English.

More information about the mandatory application procedure.

April 2017

World Malaria Day 2017

24 April 2017

Malaria is a serious, life-threatening disease that affects millions of people around the world, particularly affecting less developed parts of the world. Sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionally affected, accounting for 92% of all malaria deaths. In 2015, there were 212 million cases of malaria worldwide, with 429,000 deaths from malaria. In Uganda, one of Irish Aid’s Key Partner Countries, there were an estimated 8.5 million cases malaria in 2015, causing an estimated 12,000 deaths. 70 percent of deaths due to malaria worldwide were in children under the age of five.

March 2017

St Patrick's Day Reception - Remarks by Dónal Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda

16 Match 2017