MATIA MULUMBA SEMAKULA KIWANUKA OF UGANDA ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF FOURTH COMMITTEE

5 September 2000
BIO/3319

MATIA MULUMBA SEMAKULA KIWANUKA OF UGANDA ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF FOURTH COMMITTEE

5 September 2000

Press ReleaseBIO/3319 GA/SPD/180

MATIA MULUMBA SEMAKULA KIWANUKA OF UGANDA ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF FOURTH COMMITTEE

20000905 Biographical Note

Uganda’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Matia Mulumba Semakula Kiwanuka, was elected Chairman of the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this afternoon.

Prior to becoming the Ugandan Permanent Representative in 1996, Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka was executive director of the Management Training and Advisory Centre in Uganda. In that capacity, he was a consultant to the Ugandan Government in the divestiture, privatization and downsizing of the country’s public sector.

From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka was Dean of Makerere University’s School of Post Graduate Studies and Research. He served as Counterpart Chief Technical Adviser and Director of Planning and Project Coordination for a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project on capacity-building and institutional strengthening from 1988 to 1990, having previously worked with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) from 1985 to 1987.

From 1979 to 1981, he served as Senior Presidential Adviser on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Uganda that followed the end of the Amin regime. He has worked extensively as a university lecturer, researcher and administrator

Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka has also served as Minister of Culture in the Royal Kingdom of Buganda, and a member of that Kingdom’s Royal Council.

He holds a Ph.D in African History from the University of London. As well as bachelors’ degrees in history from London and Makerere Universities, he has undertaken post-doctoral work at various academic institutions.

Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka is married with children.

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