Uganda has increasingly become a key player on the African continent. By extension, its views on and approaches to complex regional conflicts are valued as a member of regional and international communities.

In addition to its role as an important regional and international partner, Uganda’s facing multi-faceted foreign policy choices. The areas of economic and social development and international politics need close scrutiny and objective analysis.

The Uganda Council on Foreign Relations, a membership organization is being established to address the need for independent and non-partisan research and analysis of Uganda’s foreign and development options.

An Independent, leading non-partisan Centre of Excellence for the promotion of foreign relations and policy dialogue and research.


Provide a non-partisan membership Centre for networking and policy advocacy, knowledge development and through discussions, research, and publications focused on Uganda foreign policy issues.

The overall objective of the Uganda Council on Foreign Relations (UCOFR) is to provide a non-partisan membership centre for interaction, networking, the development and sharing of knowledge.

UCFR’s specific objectives are:

  1. To provide a platform for promotion of foreign policy debate and advocacy.
  2. To be an academic and intellectual resource for members, scholars, policy makes, the private sector, and government and non-government organisations.
  3. To undertake prospective research on key foreign relation issues that can be disseminated and published locally and internationally;
  4. To provide a space for mentoring and supporting young scholars.


  • Seminars
  • Symposia
  • Research Proposal Writing
  • Member networking events
  • Establishing collaborative research partnerships, locally and internationally
  • Developing a mentoring and a sponsorship programme to support students and young scholars