The Mineral and Energy Economics Program (MEE) was conducted by the ANU Australian National University Crawford School of Public Policy in partnership with Pretoria University (Pretoria, SA) and ANU Enterprise.
The MEE program aims to contribute to Economic and Social Development in Africa while promoting Australia as an active partner in African development through which Australia Awards aim to build an engaged and influential global network of leaders, advocates and change makers with knowledge, skills and networks to support improvements that will contribute to their organisations’ effectiveness in fulfilling operational mandates.
Three Ugandans (in the Energy Sector) Mr. Micah Gaalya, Ms Betty Kobere and Ms Angela Nalweyiso participated in the program.
The ceremony was attended by Ms Lwabi, First Secretary at Uganda High Commission, Canberra.
On 23rd November 2017 Her Excellency Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda presented her Letters of Credence to the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency General Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd). She was accompanied by High Commission Officials Ms. Carol Lwabi (First Secretary) and Ms. Juliet Okunia (Third Secretary).
During the ceremony at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Joyce Kikafunda had a brief discussion on bilateral issues with His Excellency the Governor General. The Governor General thanked Uganda for the great role in hosting refugees from the region especially from South Sudan. His Excellency the Governor General also praised Uganda’s role in keeping peace and security in the region especially Somalia.
His Excellency the Governor General informed H. E the High Commissioner that he is keen for Australia investors to invest in Uganda, mostly in the Service Sector of Oil and Gas. On Education, he was happy with the collaboration of some Australian Universities with Uganda Universities and agreed that more could be done.
The incoming High Commissioner of Uganda to Australia, H.E. Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda receives the Guard of Honor before presenting Her Letter of Credence to the Governor General of Australia.