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Uganda Netherlands Business Convention (UNBC) 2019

Date 21-24 August 2019. 


Brief report UNBC 2018


The Ugandan Community in the Netherlands (UCN) in partnership with the Uganda Embassy in Brussels organised the 2 nd edition of the Uganda Netherlands Business Convention (UNBC) a two-day interactive event that focused on laying firm ground to boost, harness and enhance agricultural value addition between the Netherlands and Uganda. The convention brought together government officials, entrepreneurs, business owners, educationalists, end consumers and citizens from both countries. The two-day events fitted a range of activities that kicked off with field visits to Delphy BV, Ante BV, Royal van Zanten and Rijk Zwaan Distribution BV. Over 50 participants from Uganda and 31 Dutch companies attended while 15 companies were at hand to exhibit their works at the convention.The Rt. Hon. Rebecca A Kadaga Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda led the government delegation to the convention. In her keynote speech, The Speaker noted that the UNBC was the best-organised convention she has ever attended, because of the organiser’s emphasis on making investment and business match making ties between the visiting participants.



The last day of the convention saw the Ugandan Community in the BENELUX interact with visiting investors and policy makers both from the Netherlands and Uganda in an exciting sporting and entertainment afternoon that was crowned off with a football match between Ugandans and the Ghana Diaspora football team. Attached are some of the pictures from the events for your personal experience.Please bear with us as we finalise the entire convention report that will follow soon. In the meantime, be encouraged to gear up for the 3rd edition of the UNBC 2019 that will take place on 21st - 24th August 2019 in Amsterdam.



UNBC 2019: Early bird registration with 25% discount starting 20-10-2018. Further details will follow soon

 Participants from Uganda are requested to pay the registration fees in postbank . 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:          

UNBC: Agriculture grants back home

 New Grants for agricultural development. Try your luck The United National Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in partnership with the European Union and the Government of Uganda is implementing a four-year Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU). The general objective of the Programme is to consolidate stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development. Entrepreneurs from the following regions/districts have the opportunity to apply: Karamoja Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Napak 
Acholi Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Nwoya, Omoro, Pader Lango Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Lira, Otuke, Oyam Teso Amuria, Katakwi West Nile Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Maracha, Moyo, Nebbi, Yumbe, Zombo 
1. Facts sheet ->
2. Application Form ->


Uganda Netherlands Business Convention

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.