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.  

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Participants from Uganda are requested to pay the registration fees in postbank or via the event page. Invitation letter wil be sent to you after the payement has been confirmed.  UCN doesnt charge any other costs on top of the registration fee.  Visa fees and visa related issues, remain a responsibilty of the dutch embassy.  UCN is not responsible for payements outside Postbank.  For questions please contact   UCN directly:             +31630138010         +31628472810

With the Ugandan Diaspora ever increasing, our interests cannot get ignored anymore. Last week the Dutch and Belgium Ugandan community representatives met a Foreign affairs delegation from Kampala at the Uganda Embassy in Brussels to discuss issues pertaining Diaspora recognition.

Issues such as Ugandan Diaspora profiling, National ID registration, DUAL citizenship, Rights to vote, SIM card registration and Imports taxation among others were discussed.

  • As a pledge, the Uganda Netherlands Business Convention in Amsterdam has been placed to be a pivotal link in gradually aiding to achieve the above mentioned issues and also promoting Uganda in the European Union.


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.


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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