NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF UGANDA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3021
17 July 1996

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF UGANDA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

17 July 1996


Press Release
BIO/3021


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF UGANDA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

19960717 Matia Mulumba Semakula Kiwanuka, the new Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to Secretary- General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Between January and December last year, Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka was Executive Director of the Management Training and Advisory Centre in Kampala. From 1991 to 1994, he served as First Dean at the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Makerere University, Uganda.

Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka was associated with various United Nations programmes in Africa (1985-1990), including as Director of Planning and Counterpart Technical Adviser of the capacity and institutional strengthening project in Uganda of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and as consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He was Senior Presidential Advisor on Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (1979-1980) and coordinated the activities of international agencies to mobilize food aid for Karamoja, northern Uganda, during the 1979-1980 famine.

Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka served as Director of Studies at the University of Calabar, Nigeria (1981-1985). Other academic appointments -- from August 1977 to April 1981 -- include visiting scholar, University of Cambridge; visiting fellow, St. Edmunds College, Cambridge; senior visitor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge. He was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor and Head of the History Department at Makerere University (1973- 1976). Under the sponsorship of the United States Department of State, he served as Visiting Associate Professor in African History at Northwestern and Duke Universities (1968-1970). Prior to that he was a senior lecturer (1968- 1972) and special lecturer (1964-1968) at Makerere University.

He was written several books and is the author of many articles and reviews on Africa. He has been a member of more than 50 organizations, holding office in many, and the recipient of several honours and awards.

Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka received a doctorate in history from London University in 1965, a post-graduate diploma in development economics from Oxford University (Balliol College in 1979 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from London University in special relationships with Makerere University in 1920.

Born in Kampala on 16 September 1939, Mr. Semakula Kiwanuka is married and has seven children. * *** *

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