Trade & Investment
One of the main objectives of the Ugandan North American Association is to promote the economic interests of the Ugandans in the Diaspora. During the last 3 consecutive UNAA Annual Conventions a whole day has been set aside for a Trade and Investments Forum. In addition to this day, the UNAA convention program makes time for other smaller business forum meetings to cater to the needs of Members who may have missed the full day event.
The main objective of this forum is to facilitate the exchange of information and create an enabling environment for trade and investment between Ugandan Diasporans, private businesses and government agencies in North America and their counterparts from Uganda. The forum makes available opportunities which Ugandan Diaspora Communities can seize and exploit. Participants in the Trade and Investment Forum usually have the unique opportunity to engage top government and company executives in a conference setting. These meetings have also provided opportunities for job placement. In the just concluded Convention in Denver, participating companies like Equity Bank, Tullow Oil held job and recruitment fairs at the convention.
Business sectors from North American and from Uganda represented always include financial services, manufacturing, tourism, coffee and tea, agriculture, construction, IT services, advanced education, commercial transportation, real estate development, commercial import/export services, and gifts and decorative accessories etc. Representatives from some of these companies are also looking for enterprising UNAA Members who have the wherewith all to form partnerships with needed specialized trade company in the United States. This partnership can then come to Uganda to fulfill contracts issued for such a specialized need.