e-Course: Doing Business in Uganda

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Uganda - Kampala.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Uganda (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Kampala
  3. Ugandan Economy
  4. International Trade of Uganda
  5. Ugandan Floriculture Sector
  6. Case Study:
    1. Ugandan flower exporters association
    2. Rosebud Ltd
    3. Madhvani Mehta
    4. AYA
    5. BIDCO Petroleum Refineries
  7. Business Opportunities in agribusiness sector: fish, fruits, and vegetables
  8. Ugandan information and communications technology sector
  9. Invest in Uganda
  10. Introduction to Swahili
  11. Access to the Ugandan Market
  12. Business Plan for Uganda

The objectives of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Uganda” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Ugandan economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Uganda
  3. To explore Ugandan trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Ugandan Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Ugandan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ugandan Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Uganda” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: Africa, Frontier Markets, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course Business in East Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for Ugandan Students.

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Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Ouganda Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Uganda Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Uganda

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Uganda”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

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Description of the Online Course: Doing Business in Uganda.

  1. The Republic of Uganda enjoys a strategic location in East Africa, placed in the geographical centre of the African continent
  2. Uganda shares borders with South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Ugandan main languages are English and Swahili
  4. Ugandan Population: 42 million people
  5. Area: 236,040 square kilometres
  6. Capital of Uganda: Kampala (Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Mukono)
  7. The largest Ugandan cities of Uganda are Kampala, Mbarara, Gulu, Lugazi and Kasese
  8. Government type: Presidential Republic
  9. Ugandan independence (United Kingdom): October 1962

More information: Uganda (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Mbarara
  2. Gulu
  3. Transport and Logistics in Uganda
  4. History of Uganda
  5. Higher Education in Uganda

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religion in Uganda:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christians (84%)
    1. Catholic (15 million - 42%)
    2. Protestants
    3. Anglican Church of Uganda (35.9%)
  3. Islam (12%, Sunni Muslim)

Uganda belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Ugandan Economy

Uganda is one of Africa's fastest-growing frontier markets. Open to foreign investment (FDI).

  1. The Republic of Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa
  2. Uganda is a frontier market in Africa
  3. Uganda is Africa's second largest coffee producer
  4. Multinational companies and international organisations are being established in Uganda to access the Ugandan and regional markets

Information and communications technology in Uganda.

  1. Ugandan Information and communication technologies (ICT) is a dynamic and vibrant sector; ICT has registered double-digit growth since 2000 and grew by 33%.
  2. The flows of the foreign direct investment have been very unyielding; the sector attracted more than 73 million dollars
  3. Direct employment stands at 6,000 people, while more than 350,000 people are employed indirectly
  4. The dynamism of the sector is the result of a good legal and regulatory framework for ICT in Uganda, a stable economic environment and economic reforms implemented since early 1990.
  5. The telecommunications sub-sector, previously dominated by a single national operator, has been liberalised gradually over the past decade

International Trade of Uganda.

  1. Main export products of the Republic of Uganda are coffee (second leading producer in Africa, 15% of total exports), tea, and tobacco
  2. Main exports of non-traditional products are apparel, hides, skins, vanilla, vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, and fish

They are important foreign direct investment opportunities in the agricultural sector, mainly in:

  1. Fish
  2. Coffee
  3. Flowers
  4. Fruits and Vegetables
  5. Forestry

The Uganda Export Promotion Board is a Public International Trade Promotion organisation, which works under the Ministry of Tourism, international trade, and Industry.

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
  2. Northern Corridor
  3. Central Corridor

The Nearest Ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya) - Railway
  2. Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

COMESA Custom Union

Uganda has preferential access to:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  4. East African Community (EAC)
  5. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  7. AGOA United States - East African Community-US Agreement
  8. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India

The Republic of Uganda is a member of:

  1. Nile Basin Initiative
  2. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-India Forum
  5. Africa-China Forum
  6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  7. Islamic Development Bank
  8. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  9. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  10. African Union (AU)
  11. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  12. Conference on International Trade and Development
  13. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Uganda

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Ugandan Enterprises

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African Northern Corridor (Course)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD (Course)

Central Corridor (Tanzania, DR Congo)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor

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