Diplomatic Staff

Amb.Dr. Adonia Ayebare

Permanent Representative

Ambassador Adonia Ayebare is a Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uganda at the United Nations New York. He has been Senior Adviser Peace and Security at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission at The United Nations New York. He also served as the Deputy Permanent Representative and Charge' d'Affaires a.i. of Uganda to the United Nations. He also served as the Director of the Africa Program at International Peace Institute a New York based think. Ambassador Adonia Ayebare is a career, Journalist by training and practice he was a journalist and has published for major regional and international publications.

Ambassador Adonia has practical experience in conflict prevention and mediation . He has worked with mediation teams on Burundi , Somalia and Sudan for over ten years . Ambassador Ayebare served as Head of Mission with the rank of ambassador in Rwanda and Burundi from 2002-2005 and subsequently became principal adviser and special envoy of Uganda to the Burundi peace process. As Uganda held the chairmanship of the Burundi peace initiative, he worked closely with South African and Tanzanian mediators, as well as with Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and his predecessors. He was recently requested to assist the Uganda ruling party the NRM and the opposition FDC to work on the dialogue to institute reforms and reduce political tension in the country.

Ambassador Ayebare is a holder of two Masters Degree from Long Island University, New York and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a certificate in International Security from Kennedy School Harvard University. He has two Doctorates from Indiana University, with residence at the United Nations New York and Rutgers University New Jersey, USA.

Amb. Philip Ochen Odida

Deputy Permanent Representative

Ambassador Philip Odida is a career Foreign Service Officer with 30 years' experience in Uganda's diplomatic service. Having joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987 as a junior officer,Philip has risen through the ranks, serving in Uganda's embassies in Washington DC (1989-1994), Brussels (1999-2005) and Paris (2009-2014) as well as holding various positions of responsibility at Headquarters. Over this period, he gained experience in both bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, getting a first-hand experience in engaging with the Bretton Woods Institutions, the ACP and EU as well as UNESCO while ensuring that Uganda's key interests are served. 

Prior to his current position as Deputy Head of Uganda's  Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Odida served as the Head of the Asia and Pacific Department of the Ministry from July 2014 to June 2017, and the Head of the Diaspora Services Department.  In the former, he was responsible for coordinating the political, economic and social relations between Uganda and the countries in the Asia and Pacific Region. As Head of the Diaspora Affairs Department, Ambassador Odida led a team charged with mobilizing the Ugandan diaspora to contribute to national development in the context of the Ministry's drive to promote Commercial Diplomacy. The department played a central role in coordinating the actions of Government to evolve diaspora friendly policies in the various sectors at home,as well as coordinating Uganda's embassies abroad to reach out to the diaspora communities in their areas of accreditation. He also played a role in the national coordination and preparatory process leading to Uganda's participation in the Intergovernmental Negotiations for a Global Compact on Migration.

Ambassador Odida holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Literature in English (Makerere, 1987), a Master's Degree in Communication (Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1994), Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Development (ISS, The Hague,1997) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management(Uganda Management Institute, 2016). Ambassador Odida speaks French, Luo and Kiswahili. He is married with two children.

Amb. Duncan Muhumuza Laki

UN Sixth Committee, International Candidatures and Elections
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext 111
                                  E-mail: duncan.muhumuza@mofa.go.ug

Maj. Gen. Silver Kayemba

Military Advisor
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext 115

Mr. John Baptist Kayobosi

Minister Counsellor
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext. 119
                                  Cell: +1(929)370-7340
                                  Email: jbkayobosi@gmail.com

Celia Kafureka NABETA

Minister Counsellor
Third Committee
In charge of commercial diplomacy
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext 116

Mrs. Annet Kabuye

Third Secretary
Ambassador's Assistant
Tel: +1(212) 949-0110 Ext. 105
Fax: +1(212) 657-4517

Medard Ainomuhisha

Third Secretary
Fifth Committee
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext. 103
Email: medard2561@live.com

Mr. Ronald Matovu

Third Secretary
Financial Attache
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext. 104
                                   Email: ronaldmatovu1@gmail.com

Amina Gurhan

Third Secretary
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext. 109
                                   Email: amina.gurhan@gmail.com

Marvin Ikondere

Third Secretary
Tel: +1(212)949-0110 Ext 121