On July 14, Acting Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda, Jo Lesser-Oltheten, along with Minister of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, launched the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) Children’s Activity Book—a wildlife conservation education package designed to inspire young people to appreciate, conserve, and protect Uganda’s unique environment.
Good morning! I am pleased to share the stage today with the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu. And I would like to thank Executive Director James Musinguzi for allowing me to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, or UWEC. I loved interacting so closely with some of the animals that represent Uganda’s incredible natural heritage.
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on June 29 spoke to agricultural processors and smallholder farmers from the Busoga region to promote the benefits and importance of public-private partnerships in increasing agricultural productivity and profits.
U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac on March 30 launched the distribution of more than 1.5 million pupil books and teacher guides in twelve local languages and English to more than 5,000 schools in Uganda. The U.S, Mission, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), also presented the Government of Uganda 54 titles approved by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) as part of the new national school curriculum. The titles include teacher guides and pupil reading texts for primary 1- 4, in English and in 12 local languages.
On February 2, 2016, the United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda and Mbarara district local government, hosted more than 250 participants at the fourth Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. The forum put a special focus on the challenges faced by children in southwestern Uganda. Previous regional forums were held in Gulu, Mbale, and Arua.
Last updated: November 08, 2016