Ugandan Community in the Netherlands
One diaspora one voice

Welcome to the Ugandan Community in Netherlands website! We hope that you enjoy browsing our website, and that you find a lot of useful information. We expect the information on this website to be of particular interest to Ugandans living in Netherlands. However, anyone interested in the community welfare is likely to find this information useful. Don't forget to tune in to our UCN RADIO LIVE STREAM for more updates.  



From left to right Drs. Nieve Garcia, Amb Mirjam Blaak, Dr.Ir. Johan Bremmer and Dr.Ir. Gerben 

On the 18th January 2018 Amb Blaak, Brussels had a meeting in the Netherlands with Wageningen university officials to brainstorm on developing a programme to combat the “false coddling moth”, which is rampant in roses and capsicum exported into the EU and causes many consignments to be rejected as being non compliant with EU phytosanitary standards. This endangers Uganda’s export into EU as a possible EU ban of such products is still imminent. Wageningen is already working in Uganda and will concentrate its efforts to assist in overcoming this particular problem.

Wij (UCN) willen het OranjeFonds bedanken voor haar bijdrage aan onze activiteiten en met name  Bevordering van integratie door actieve participatie: taalcursus en huiswerkbegeleiding


With all due respect and gratitude, I salute all the Ugandans and friends of the community for attending/participating at the Uganda-Netherlands Business Convention and the Uganda Community day. Bravo for all your input!!

And to you the volunteers, There was never going to be any way of pulling off 3 big events in 2 days without all of your tireless efforts - Again, a great reminder that whenever we unite, success shall always be guaranteed.

A report of these events will be published soon and In the coming weeks, we shall meet with the volunteers to give/receive feedback on our performances and to strategies on our opportunities for the future.

Once again, we are reminded that our communing is only meaningful with unity at the forefront.




Africa business news 

Uganda-Netherlands Business Convention on August 25th

NABC article Published on: 10-Jul-2017 Full story here

The Ugandan Community in the Netherlands, the Embassy in Brussels and the Government of Uganda are organizing the first Uganda-Netherlands Business Convention (UNBC) on August 25th at Amsterdam Arena-Towers. The Uganda Investment Authority and several Ministers will attend. Prominent Ugandan traders/investors, farmers, companies and the chamber of commerce have confirmed their presence. This is a multi-sectoral convention.
Register by sending an e-mail to: or call +31630138010. You can also book an exhibition table or sponsor the event. 

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Invitation Uganda day 2017

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Ugandan Community in the Netherlands (UCN) cordially invites you to attend the UCN day on the 26th of August 2017 in Amsterdam.

The main goal of this annual calendar event is to foster a Dutch-Uganda Diaspora social and business interaction forum. The UCN day therefore provides a hub for individuals and organizations that have Uganda and Ugandans living in the Netherlands on their agenda. Just like last year, the theme of the event is: Living a healthy and productive life in the Diaspora. The highlights of the day will be a mini marathon for all, plus a lot of cultural and sporting activities from the Ugandan community. The event will further feature among others business exhibitions, personalized B2B matchmaking, Products and services market boosting, profitable networking, business and investment pitching, investor lobbying, charitable works plotting and many more.

On behalf of the Ugandan Community in the Netherlands, I hope that you will participate on this day either as a sponsor, exhibitor or as a visitor. You are encouraged to confirm participation by 29th July 2017.

Yours truly, Derrick Senyonjo. General Secretary – UCN +31 628472810

 UCNday2017 eng.pdf

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