Event Highlights | The Second Annual Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala In Pictures!

Event Highlights | The Second Annual Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala In Pictures!

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The Second annual Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala was held on 30th December 2012 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The colorful ceremony saw several Ugandans abroad recognised for their outstanding contributions in various fields. These included Phad and Xena Mutumba who were recognised for their role in helping start the First Nile Diaspora Film Festival in Uganda, Jackson Kaguri Twesigye was also recognised for his role as a community crusader and as 2012 CNN Hero, John ‘The Beast’ Mugabi the legendary Ugandan boxer and first African to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame was also celebrated.

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani a leading Ugandan academic scholar in the Diaspora and Columbia University Professor was also the proud recipient of a Diaspora Award. Ugandan North America Association President Francis Senoga whose organisation has been a pioneer institution in uniting Ugandans abroad and whose 25th Silver Jubilee will be celebrated in Dallas this year was also recognised. Stephen Kiprotich was the proud recipient of the first Ugandan Diaspora Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 after winning Uganda Olympic gold at the London Marathon.

The official event After party was held at Guvnor – Kampala. Ugandan Diaspora News Now brings you Volume II of the event highlights and what transpired in pictures do save the date December 30th 2013 – Kampala Serena Hotel for the 3rd Annual Diaspora Social Networking Gala!

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors that included Post Bank, Nile Breweries, Pepsi, NTV Uganda, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PIBID, The HUB Cinemas, The Daily Monitor, Ethiopian Airlines, Jubilee Insurance, Fenon Entertainment, Radio Uganda Boston and The Guvnor – Uganda. Please find below related gallery from the Second Diaspora Event album

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The Uganda Diaspora Network is a forum aimed at bringing together Ugandans who live and work abroad by celebrating their contributions overseas and also encouraging them to give of their time, talents, ideas and expertise whilst inspiring the next generation of Ugandan leaders. Every year the Ugandan Diaspora Network will organize an annual Social Networking Gala and will also produce a quarterly publication highlighting the successes of the various Ugandans residing overseas. Please send us those inspirational stories and philanthropic work involving Ugandans abroad. We shall share these stories using this platform that is rapidly growing and expanding. The Next Diaspora Social Networking Gala will be Held on 30th December 2016 at The Kampala Serena Hotel.

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