3rd intake of the Quai d’Orsay/ Entreprises scholarship programme
Available in more than thirty countries, « Quai d’Orsay/Entreprises" is a prestigious scholarship programme co-funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and French private companies.
This programme is being implemented in Uganda since 2012 thanks to the partnership between the Embassy of France and Total E&P Uganda. It offers to young talents from the Ugandan public service the possibility of pursuing a high level training at a French institution of higher education and obtaining a specialised Masters’ degree related to their profession.
A reception in honour of the three beneficiaries of the 2014 intake of the Quai d’Orsay/Entreprises programme was organised on Tuesday 29th July at the French Residence :
- Ms. Immaculate Namuleme, Environment and information consultant at the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is registered for Masters in Risk Engineering at the INSA Toulouse engineering school for a 24-month period.
- Mr. Geoffrey Gokaka, Evaluation expert from the Ministry of Water & Environment will pursue his Masters at the Ecole des Mines, Paris Tech, specialising in Environmental Management.
- Mr. Kato Tonny Magembe who is in charge of evaluation at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, is admitted for a Masters’ degree in Urban and regional Planning at the Polytech Tours engineering School of Tours University.
Three Ministers - Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu, Minister of Water and Environment ; Hon. Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities ; Hon. Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development -, as well as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador James Mugume, joined the Acting Managing Director of Total and H.E Mrs. Sophie Makame, Ambassador of France to Uganda, to congratulate the future students.
The scholars of the first intake of this programme in 2012-2013 were also present, having returned to their work place after completing their studies in France. They are now a constant link between the Ugandan and French public services, through the renowned French institutions of higher education they attended.
In addition, the Honourable Minister Kamuntu, talking on behalf of the Ugandan authorities, saluted the bilateral relations and underscored the important contribution of French companies like Total to the economic development of Uganda. He emphasized that building a long term partnership as a means of intervention is the way to go.
We wish good luck to the new scholars who can use this opportunity to promote the richness of their country in France and, upon their return, become Ambassadors of French culture !