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A Warm Welcome

A warm welcome to the official website of the Danish Embassy in Kampala

Mogens altinget

It is a privilege to serve as the new Ambassador of Denmark to Uganda, and I look forward to experience this beautiful country, and to get to know its friendly citizens.

Uganda and Denmark go back a long way, and as both countries have developed over time, so too has the nature of our partnership and the scope of our engagements.

This holds true for all of our partnerships in Uganda. When it comes to Water and Sanitation, Denmark together with the Government of Uganda, and other like-mined partners bring access to clean water and sanitation to hundreds of thousands of Ugandans living in rural areas. At the same time, Denmark is helping Uganda to modernize its agricultural sector in order to create tens of thousands of jobs and lift thousands out of poverty, to bring prosperity to Northern Uganda, and to help Uganda reap the benefits of increased cross-border trade.

It also applies to Governance and accountability, where Denmark is working with the Government of Uganda and Civil Society to ensure better access to justice, better use of public resources, respect for human rights, and increased accountability. Denmark is also contributing to develop a strong, independent and diversified Civil Society that can play its part in Uganda's development.

Although development cooperation still accounts for a significant part of our joint cooperation, Uganda is undergoing a transition where newer types of partnerships are becoming important. Here, the principles of partnerships and mutual benefit also applies to areas such as regional integration and stability, private sector development, green growth, and culture. As Uganda grows, a variety of Danish partners and know-how contribute to putting a Danish fingerprint on local solutions.

The relations between Uganda and Denmark have indeed become more comprehensive, and of mutual benefit for our two countries, but the starting point remains the same: We are here to assist Uganda reach its ambitions and its full potential. With my team of dedicated Embassy staff, I am honoured to take our relationship to another level.

Yours truly,

Mogens Pedersen