Departments [fr]

The Chancery

The Ambassador of France is the representative of French government in Uganda.

Under the authority of the Ambassador, the diplomatic chancery is responsible for:
- * Monitoring and analyzing the domestic and foreign policies of Uganda records to inform the French authorities;
- * Contributing to the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, including participation in the organization of official visits;
- * Informing, explaining and promoting the positions of France to the Ugandan authorities.

To carry out these missions, the chancery officials sustain relationships and contacts with all society stakeholdders such as politicians, officials, the media, religious leaders and academics.

The political chancery also works in partnerships with the other departments of the Embassy ( consular services, , economic closely with all services of the Embassy (consular, economic, cultural, military, police, etc.) that it coordinates.

Consular services

The consular services of the French Embassy are responsible for the provision of public and administrative services to the French community established in Uganda. Both French and local agents work together for the consular services.

The consular services notably take charge of :

  • the registration of French citizens established in Uganda ;
  • notarial services (birth certificate, weddings contract, ...)
  • visa delivery
  • the organization of voting for French people abroad
  • allocation of scholarships to French students enrolled at the Ecole Française des Grands Lacs in Kampala
  • ...

Contacting the consular services
French citizens administration only
Consular serviecs and visas
C/O French Embassy
16, Lumumba Avenue
P.O. Box 7212

The Cooperation and Cultural Service

The Cooperation and Culture Service designs and implements with partners programs to support civil society, to promote French language and French-speaking cultures, scientific and academic cooperation. The Service also monitors humanitarian issues and provides support to mobilize the programmed food aid. These actions contribute to reinforcing partnerships between France and Uganda.

The Cooperation and Culture service works closely with the Alliance Francaise of Kampala for cultural activities.


Military mission

The defense attaché

The defense attaché is the military advisor of the French Ambassador in Uganda.

The military cooperation

French military partnership with Uganda comprises three components :

  • the operational cooperation: the French army provide assistance to train the UPDF for the AMISOM. This program dubbed UGABAG started in 2006.
  • training Ugandan officers in France or in other military schools in Africa or the regionla: Every year, several students get selected to pursue studies in a military college in Africa or in France.
  • teaching French language to military staff: Since 2003, the French military mission organizes language classes for the Ugandan officers willing to learn French as a tool for military parnership with other francophone countries.

Encouraging exports by providing defense and security expertise

  • giving security updates and analysis to companies willing to settle abroad
  • liaising companies with Ugandan authorities

Other tasks

  • Defense attaché for Uganda and South Sudan
  • giving security updates to NGOs, travellers, ...

For further information, please visit the official website of the French Ministry of Defense.

Economic Mission

The Economic Mission is the local representative of the international network of the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade also known as "Bercy, the Directorate General of Treasury".

It aims to foster the international development of French companies and strenghten French economic interests abroad. It also provides information about French trade and investment regulations and environment to foreign companies willing to invest in France. Besides, the Economic Mission offers assistance to French companies experiencing problems in a foreign country (litigation, market access ...).

The Economic Mission in Uganda represents both the economic and financial public institutions of the French governement in Uganda and South Sudan. The Kampala office works in close partnership with the Economic Mission of Nairobi.

The Economic Mission is responsible for :

  • monitoring and analysing the economic and financial situation, based on macroeonomic and sectorial indicators;
  • following up closely the evoluation of economic bilateral relations, including trade, investment, industrial and technologic partnerships;
  • advising and supporting companies willing to export/expand to Uganda; attracting foreign investments to France;
  • contributing through its market analysis to the policy-making of the Ministry of Economy, Finances and Foreign Trade;
  • supporting French SMEs established in Uganda, with the help of the Economic Mission of Nairobi.

Contacting the Economic Mission:
C/O French Embassy
16, Lumumba Avenue
P.O. Box 7212
Tel : +256 414 304 540
Fax : +256 414 304 530

For further information, please visit :

AFD - French Development Agency


AFD, the Agence Française de Développement, is France’s inclusive public development bank. It commits financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world : a world in common. Through its network of 85 field offices, AFD currently finances, monitors, and assists more than 2,500 development projects in 108 countries.


Proparco, a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) devoted to private sector financing, has been acting to promote sustainable development for 40 years. In 80 countries spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, Proparco provides funding and assistance to businesses and financial institutions.

Proparco ranks today among Europe’s foremost development financing institutions, often conducting joint projects with its counterparts. Its work focuses on sectors that are crucial to development, such as infrastructure – with emphasis on renewable energy – agribusiness, finance, healthcare and education. Through the support it provides, Proparco contributes to job creation, the supply of essential goods and services and more broadly to the reduction of poverty and climate change mitigation.

In addition to financing, Proparco’s role also involves encouraging the emergence of socially responsible, innovative business people and financial service providers in developing and emerging economies. This means helping its clients improve their environmental and social performance and their governance.

Moreover, to achieve its aims, Proparco takes a broad-based approach to governance. Alongside majority shareholder AFD, public and private sector financial institutions from France, Africa, and Latin America, service providers, industrial firms in countries where Proparco operates and ethical funds and foundations are all part of its governing bodies.

With a balance sheet total of €1.3bn at December 31, 2016 Proparco is one of the leading European Development Finance Institutions which together spearhead a large number of joint programmes.

The French Facility for Global Environment / Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM) is a bilateral public fund initiated by the French Government in 1994. The FFEM secretariat and its financial management are entrusted to the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). The FFEM co-finances projects that encourage the protection of the global environment in developing countries. Its co-financing is exclusively done as grants and is used for the implementation of pilot projects that combine environmental protection and economic development in the recipient countries. The FFEM is an influential strategic instrument for the French policy on Official Development Assistance regarding global environmental protection. Its activities focus on the topics of biodiversity, international waters, the climate change, land degradation and desertification, persistent organic pollutants and the stratospheric ozone layer.

By the end of 2016, the FFEM has co-financed 301 projects with €355m. Two thirds were spent on sub-Saharan Africa and the Mediterranean. - @:

In Uganda, AFD is strongly committed in particular in the development of infrastructures promoting a “green” economic model and supporting low carbon and climate resilient strategies, be it renewable electricity generation, water management or biodiversity preservation, totaling up to 270 million euros since 2010. See AFD in Uganda.

An overview of the energy projects financed by AFD:

Contacting the AFD Kampala Office
C/O French Embassy
16, Lumumba Avenue
P.O. Box 7212
Tel : +256 414 304 534
Fax : +256 414 304 510/8

The Press and Communication Department

The Press and Communication Department of the French Embassy is responsible for liasing with media houses. The Press and Communication Attaché cariies out daily review of the local press, organizes press conferences, invites the media to events, sends out press releases and manages the Embassy’s website and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Contacting the Press and Communication Department
M. Alfred ONEK
Fabebook: @FranceinUganda
Twitter: @FrenchembassyUg
Youtube: France in Uganda
C/O French Embassy
16, Lumumba Avenue
P.O. Box 7212
Tel : +256 414 304 514

Dernière modification : 11/12/2017

top of the page