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#UNAA2020

Welcome to the 2020 UNAAA Convention! This year's theme is 'The Power of Our Stories: Fueling a Resilient Community.' We recognize the hardships brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic. We stand strong with those who have lost loved ones. We remember the ones we have lost. We celebrate the heroes. And we are forever strengthened by the power of our stories.

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PROGRAM

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The 2020 Trade and Investment Forum

Goals:
1. To further explore and identify trade opportunities between Uganda and North America.
2. To convince often-skeptical Ugandans in North America that it is possible and profitable to invest in Uganda. This we shall do by showcasing examples of other Ugandans in the diaspor who have successfully invested in Uganda.
3. To identify and promote workable and attainable investment projects that Ugandans in North America can invest in as individuals or in small investment groups.

3 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Jumu'a Prayers

1 hour

Live Stream Channel 2

The 2020 Trade and Investment Forum

Goals:
1. To further explore and identify trade opportunities between Uganda and North America.
2. To convince often-skeptical Ugandans in North America that it is possible and profitable to invest in Uganda. This we shall do by showcasing examples of other Ugandans in the diaspor who have successfully invested in Uganda.
3. To identify and promote workable and attainable investment projects that Ugandans in North America can invest in as individuals or in small investment groups.

3 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

The Professional & Social Entrepreneurs Forum

1.5 hours

Live Stream Channel 2

Opening Ceremony

Opening remarks from UNAA Leaders. Official UNAA Convention Launch

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Entertainment

Don't miss our loaded line up of DJs mixing the greatest hits!

4 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Political Forum

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Forum

Hosted by Ugandan Embassy in Washington, DC

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Challenges and Opportunities Presented with COVID-19

Presented by NAMCA

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 2

Immigration Forum

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 3

Civil Rights (Black Lives Matter) Forum

Hosted by Derreck Kayongo, Founder Global Soap Project and former CEO of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Youth Empowerment Forum

Hosted by UNAA President Henrietta Wamala.

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 2

Variety Show

Ssenga / Kojja / Happy Hour

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Entertainment

Don't miss our loaded line up of DJs mixing the greatest hits!

4 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Sunday Prayers

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Women Empowerment Forum

Hosted by UNAA President Henrietta Wamala.

1.5 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

UNAA Annual General Meeting

Hosted by UNAA BOT Chair John Agaba.

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Diaspora IT Session

Presentation by Data Science Expert and UNAA Council Rep. Georgina Nyakairu Kirunda.

1.5 hours

Live Stream Channel 2

Special Presentation: UNAA Personalities of the Year

Hosted by Alex Nakato

1 hour

Live Stream Channel 1

Closing Ceremony

Keynote Speech and other closing speeches. Official convention closing.

2 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

Entertainment

Don't miss our loaded line up of DJs mixing the greatest hits!

4 hours

Live Stream Channel 1

speakers

The UNAA 2020 speaker lineup represents the abundance of success stories among our international community of members and friends.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CODY LORANCE

CO-CEO, ENDIRO COFFEE

Cody Lorance (Omulangira Ngobi) is the Co-CEO, along with Gloria Katusiime, of Endiro Coffee: a tree-to-cup coffee company based in Uganda, which has expanded operations to the United States. At Endiro, he also serves as the Corporate Executive Chef, Master Roaster, Brand Manager, and Director of Agricultural Innovation & Quality Control. An anthropologist and theologian by training, Cody has degrees from Wheaton College Graduate School and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He is a published author and lecturer with expertise in community development, migration & diaspora studies, and religion. While he is often in Uganda, Cody makes his home in Aurora, Illinois with his wife Katherine and their three children.

  • AMB. MULL KATENDE

    UGANDA AMBASSADOR TO US
    WASHINGTON

  • Michael Mugabi

    MD
    HOUSING FINANCE BANK

  • Patrick Ayota

    DEPUTY MD
    NSSF

  • ANTHONY KITUUKA

    ED
    EQUITY BANK UGANDA

  • DEO KALIKUMUTIMA

    MD - KALIKUMUTIMA
    & CO. ADVOCATES

  • ANDREW AGABA

    CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER,
    POSTBANK

  • AMB. SANTA M. LAKER KINYERA

    DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION,
    UGANDAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON

  • GEORGINA NYAKAIRU KIRUNDA

    MSc., MPH
    EXPERT DATA SCIENTIST

  • MICHAEL BULWAKA

    COUNSELOR ECONOMICS & TRADE,
    UGANDAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON

  • DERRECK KAYONGO

    FOUNDER,
    THE GLOBAL SOAP PROJECT

  • OLIVIA KAGULIRO MULERWA

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT