Doing Business with Uganda
At the Embassy, we work closely with Irish state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
Irish Business Network Uganda
The Embassy has encouraged the development of an Irish business community network in Uganda for a number of years, as part of a wider programme of work being undertaken at the Embassy in support of the implementation of the Government's Policy on International Development, and the Africa Strategy.
The 'Irish Business Network Uganda' was formally instituted at a business breakfast at the Ambassador's Residence in December 2012, and a LinkedIn group was set up in January. The main objectives of the Irish Business Network are to:
- Create networking opportunities to support the growth of Irish business in Uganda
- Provide opportunities for Irish business to share their experience of working in Uganda and help the entrance of new Irish businesses into the Ugandan market
- Grow business links between Uganda and Ireland.
The IBN is committed to hosting regular meetings. These may include outside speakers addressing the group, activites on specific sectors and themes, and networking events with other Embassies and business associations in Uganda. The IBN also works to ensure a specifically Irish flavour to our meetings, which it hopes will help people create a strong network of business contacts.
If you wish to become a member of the Irish Business Network Uganda please contact us.
The Embassy can:
- Put Irish companies in contact with the Ugandan Investment Authority who can brief them on their sector of interest;
- Put Irish companies in contact with official Ugandan public sector bodies, institutions and organisations that can help them establish their business including; Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ugandan Export Promotions Board, Private Sector Foundation of Uganda.
- Put them in contact with other Irish businesses through the Irish Business Network Uganda;
- Make inquiries to ascertain whether potential Ugandan partner companies are properly registered.
We work closely with key Irish state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment, including among others:
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. It has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations, including in South Africa which oversees East Africa and Nigeria.
The Irish Food Board, known as Bord Bia, acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world.